Lenses -> Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM (Nikon Fit)
The 12 - 24mm is a classic Sigma ultra-wide angle zoom lens that is great for producing an exaggerated perspective to really add impact to your pictures. With a fine heritage dating back more than 30 years, this compact lightweight design makes it an ideal companion for travelling as well as a great tool for your architectural, landscape, and creative shots. Sigma's unique Super Multi-Layer Coating on the lens elements reduces flare and ghosting that can ruin your shots and the high-speed autofocus system (HSM) ensures quiet and high-speed autofocus. As you would expect from this reputable manufacturer, this zoom has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum apertures. The Photographer magazine said that they had never seen anything like it in their lives with that common feature of ultra wide lenses, curvature at edges being virtually non-existent and Amateur Photographer agreed, commenting that the lens had been corrected to exceptional standards.
|Specification / Feature||Value||Scores *||Rank **|
|Number of Lens Groups||13|
|Number of Lens Elements||17|
|Optical Zoom ||2.00||4.71||63|
|Max Aperture ||4.5||68.28||28|
|Max Aperture Wide ||4.5||68.28||28|
|Max Aperture Tele ||5.6||16.74||32|
|Focal Length Wide ||12||85.39||8|
|Focal Length Tele ||24||28.54||79|
|Min Aperture ||22|
|Magnification Ratio ||0.16x||2.22||31|
|Min Focus Distance ||0.3m||95.85||23|
|Aperture Blades ||6||16.13||10|
|Sensor Format ||Full Frame|
|Autofocus Motor ||HSM|
|1st/3rd Party ||3rd party|
|Lens Type ||Wide-Angle Zoom|
|Image Stabilisation ||No|
|Video Lens ||No|
|Tilt Shift ||No|
|Weather Resistant ||Yes|
|MF switch ||Yes|
|Included Accessories||Front Cap, Rear Cap|
|Size (DxL) ||0mm|
|Lens Mount ||Nikon F (FX)|
|UK Price ||£649.00 at Wex Photo Video (affiliate link)||43.22||213|
* - Scores are calculated by comparing numerical specifications with other cameras. The highest ranking camera for a specification acheives a score of 100. The lowest ranking camera is scored as 0 and all the other cameras are scored in between 0 and 100 according to their merit.
** - Rank is calculated by ordering the scores for all cameras in descending order. The best scoring camera for a particular feature / specification will have a rank of 1.
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