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Apr 14, 2012 03:59 |  #1

Tell me about your experiences with first version of Sigma 12-24. Maybe post some sample photos. I have just ordered a used one and need to feel good about my purchase.


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Apr 14, 2012 04:50 |  #2

Hi Vadim, welcome to the forum. Didn't you ought to have done your research BEFORE the purchase? Have a look over at the lenses archive, where you'll find lots of examples of shots taken with the lens. In a nutshell, it's by far the widest rectilinear lens you can get on a 35mm-format D/SLR, as you probably knew. The tradeoff with the audacious design is that the corners are quite soft.


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Apr 14, 2012 06:30 |  #3

Are you shooting fullframe? APS-C? APS-H?


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Apr 14, 2012 06:49 |  #4

http://www.flickriver.​com …sigma/sigma1224​mmf4.55.6/ (external link)

http://www.flickr.com/​groups/sigma12-24/ (external link)

And right here in River City

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=298928

A little soft but what a spread.


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Apr 14, 2012 13:04 |  #5

Thank you for your comments. This lens is being purchased specifically to shoot in tight spots inside homes. I have 5D MK-II. I am a real estate broker. While most agents and brokers can get away with taking pictures with their cell phone or point and shoot camera, I take the step of photographing my listings very seriously.


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Apr 14, 2012 13:42 |  #6

I had this on a 5dmii and I didn't like it. I was attracted to it because it was the widest lens i could get, but it wasn't very sharp at all. I've had that problem with tamron and sigma lenses on my 5d, 5dmii and my 1dsmii.. I guess the optics of the ones i had just were inferior. The 17-40mm I have is FAR superior to the sigma in all ways.
I probably won't ever buy a sigma again. I know to some that may sound stupid but the QC issues i've had through out the years you figured I would have learned. I had a brand new 18-200mm fry itself when I was shooting with my nikon d200 years ago.


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Apr 15, 2012 03:42 |  #7

Did anybody have a good experience with this lens?


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Apr 15, 2012 04:44 |  #8

It is not the sharpest, but it is really cool, wide fun to use.

It needs light, be prepared to be bumping ISO. Use a tripod.

If you have the time to learn and use HDR bracketing it will be great for inside of homes.

If it wasn't near four A.M. I'd go to my other computer and throw up examples but there is a lens sample archive here.

Good luck with it all!


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Apr 15, 2012 17:47 |  #9

12mm is crazy wide on the 5D. Mine is sharp enough but it does have some curvature of field, ie the plane of best focus bends, so this must be considered or just stop well down so that the depth of field hides it. On full frame there is some chromatic aberration and minor distortion. I use DxO Optics Pro for optical corrections with this lens and it corrects its deficiencies quite well which helps it be a better lens.


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Apr 15, 2012 22:10 |  #10

I had a Sigma 12-24mm version 1 and thought it was good optically once stopped down. The distortion is well controlled. Corner sharpness gets better once stopped down but isn't perfect. The lens produces great results but one thing I didnt like was it doesn't take filters. It also flares quite a bit under direct light. I eventually sold it for the Canon 17-40mm L because it can take filters, it was constant aperture (For manual mode) and weather sealed.




  
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Apr 15, 2012 23:43 |  #11

Madweasel wrote in post #14263613 (external link)
Hi Vadim, welcome to the forum. Didn't you ought to have done your research BEFORE the purchase?

If he's anything like me, he probably researched the hell out of lenses in that category, made the purchase, and now wants some more validation on his decision :) I'm like that with every one of my larger purchases, :D


Canon T2i / 70-200 2.8 IS II / 10-22mm / 50mm 1.8 / 18-200mm / 18-55mm / 55-250mm / 1.4x extender / filters / tripod / monopod / lightning trigger / Nikon Coolpix P90

  
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Apr 18, 2012 02:09 |  #12

Just got this lens today. Took few pictures around the house. My house never looked this spacious! You can't imagine how wide this thing really is until you actually try it. Photos came out very decent for the first try. I'm sure as I play with it more, I'll be able to squeeze all its capabilities out of it.


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Apr 18, 2012 05:35 |  #13

Post some sample picks!!


T3i griped - rokinon 8mm/rokinon 35 1.4/rokinon 85mm 1.4/
sigma 17-50/nikon 50mm 1.2 ai-s/nikon 28mm ai-s 2.8/
helios 40-2/helios 44-2/mir 1b 37mm 2.8/supertak 135/
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Apr 18, 2012 22:32 |  #14

http://www.flickr.com/​photos/vadim22/6946291​644/ (external link)


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Apr 18, 2012 22:36 as a reply to  @ vadim22's post |  #15

I shoot at 12 a lot....maybe too much but I like it. I think the formula is very simple. If it's not sharp enough or will not suit your needs the drop the coin on a TSE-17

For the money I don't think anything touches it!


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