Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
Thread started 02 Apr 2007 (Monday) 16:49
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Sigma 12-24mm EX DG - Popeye

 
GMCPhotographics
Goldmember
Avatar
2,425 posts
Gallery: 92 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 720
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Wiltshire, UK
     
Feb 22, 2010 03:32 |  #256

peterbj7 wrote in post #9650993 (external link)
Even so, on a cropped Canon that will deliver FFE of 12.8, still not quite the equal of this lens. On a Nikon it will deliver FFE of 12.

I wonder why Canon have never ventured into the EWA (Extreme Wide Angle) field?

I've always suspected that Sigma are chasing Nikon users and not Canon. When ever i've spoke to Sigma reps at trade fairs, they always quote Nikon/Sigma simularities. When I mention that I'm a Canon user, they seem to say "oh...yeah. we do Canon also...."

Looking at their new 85/f1.4, Canon users are already well catered for with 2 superb lenses. But Nikon only has the very antiquated Nikkor 85/1.4, with it's ancient screw drive AF. I suspect that Nikon have seen this opportunity and grabbed it before Nikon get around to plugging their lens live up.


Regards, Gareth Cooper GMCPhotographics
"If youre happy and honest and fulfilled in what you do, then youҒre having a successful life" (Ben Elton)
Gear List GMCPhotographics (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
peterbj7
Goldmember
3,123 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2007
Location: A Caribbean island in Belize and occasionally UK
     
Feb 22, 2010 16:24 |  #257

You know, I've read loads of criticisms of this lens, comparing it unfavourably with (for example) the Canon 17-40L. But that's totally missing the point - there is absolutely nothing in the Canon lineup that comes close to the capabilities of this lens. I may yet buy a 17-40, as I'm very impressed with the results I've seen. But it in no way replaces this Sigma and I'll keep the Sigma come what may.

I'm eagerly awaiting news of the new 8-? lens. That would be marvellous on a cropped sensor camera.


5D & 7D (both gripped), 24-105L, 100-400L, 15-85, 50 f1.8, Tamron 28-75, Sigma 12-24, G10, EX-Z55 & U/W housing, A1+10 lenses, tripods, lighting gear, etc. etc.
"I prefer radio to television. The pictures are better"

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
peterbj7
Goldmember
3,123 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2007
Location: A Caribbean island in Belize and occasionally UK
     
Feb 25, 2010 18:19 |  #258

A couple of pictures showing the extreme width of view of this lens. The first is of a small vet clinic here in Belize, shot with my G10:-

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i219.photobucke​t.com …peterbj7/img_98​90sm-1.jpg (external link)


The second is of the interior of one half of this building, shot with the 12-24:-

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i219.photobucke​t.com …0/peterbj7/img_​4463sm.jpg (external link)

5D & 7D (both gripped), 24-105L, 100-400L, 15-85, 50 f1.8, Tamron 28-75, Sigma 12-24, G10, EX-Z55 & U/W housing, A1+10 lenses, tripods, lighting gear, etc. etc.
"I prefer radio to television. The pictures are better"

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MigsVuitton
Senior Member
Avatar
609 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 14
Joined Mar 2009
Location: San Diego
     
Mar 04, 2010 03:53 |  #259

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE

instagram (external link) | blog (external link) | vsco (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
echo
Goldmember
Avatar
1,964 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2005
Location: A recording studio somewhere in the UK or USA
     
Mar 06, 2010 17:57 |  #260

You're an artist Migs :)


http://www.RecordProdu​ction.com (external link)
http://www.facebook.co​m/RecordProduction (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Tomminator855
Member
Avatar
207 posts
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Midland , Texas
     
Mar 15, 2010 00:13 |  #261

I found my next lens now !!!! yay ..


Sony A7II ,FE35mm

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
echo
Goldmember
Avatar
1,964 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2005
Location: A recording studio somewhere in the UK or USA
     
Mar 15, 2010 19:21 |  #262

@ 12mm

IMAGE: http://recordproduction.smugmug.com/Music/Recording-Studios/Hook-End-Manor-Studios/aa1-50pc-hookend-march-2010/811242112_9V75e-XL.jpg

http://www.RecordProdu​ction.com (external link)
http://www.facebook.co​m/RecordProduction (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Vascilli
Goldmember
1,474 posts
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Calgary
     
Mar 15, 2010 19:31 |  #263

Daniel2000 wrote in post #9637646 (external link)
did you get it more then 10 years ago? since its the length of the warranty... (canadian warranty)

I bought it used. The 12-24mm itself was launched less than ten years ago, meaning as long as it's a Canadian lens it's covered. Of course when I bought it the seller gave me no proof of purchase or even a warranty card. Just the lens in the case. I'll go to a few store around and have them run the serial to see if they sold it. Failing that I'll drop it off at Gentec during my spring break when I go to Toronto.


Flickr (external link) | Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gnnbtrn
Senior Member
Avatar
679 posts
Likes: 5
Joined May 2007
     
Mar 16, 2010 12:58 |  #264

After switching to FF body I have found I do not need 12-24 as often as before. But when I need it, there is no other lens in my bag that can do what I want:

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/4438840294_4662684be6.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/gbaturin/443884​0294/  (external link)

Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 13 mm
ISO Speed: 160
Exposure Bias: -7/3 EV
Flash: On, Fired

[o]Canon 1Ds Mark II = My Flikr (external link)
(o) EF 24-70mm f/2.8L; EF 70-200mm f/2.8L; EF 85mm f/1.8; Sigma 12-24mm f/3.5-4.5
|*| Canon 580EX II; Nikon SB-26; CRT-301
/|\ Manfrotto 055B; Kirk BH-3

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
zincozinco
-Followers of Fidget-
Avatar
4,420 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2007
Location: Andalucía
     
Mar 16, 2010 15:01 |  #265

peterbj7 wrote in post #9683148 (external link)
A couple of pictures showing the extreme width of view of this lens. The first is of a small vet clinic here in Belize, shot with my G10:-

QUOTED IMAGE

The second is of the interior of one half of this building, shot with the 12-24:-

QUOTED IMAGE

And you even gave them a big flat screen tv 52" :)


Living the life, overexposing...
Web (external link), Blog (external link) Name: Mike, Maik, Micke or just zinco.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
zincozinco
-Followers of Fidget-
Avatar
4,420 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2007
Location: Andalucía
     
Mar 16, 2010 15:01 |  #266

echo wrote in post #9803264 (external link)
@ 12mm

QUOTED IMAGE

wow, very nice!!


Living the life, overexposing...
Web (external link), Blog (external link) Name: Mike, Maik, Micke or just zinco.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
il ­ Dottore
Member
Avatar
154 posts
Joined Apr 2009
Location: Dublin, Ireland
     
Apr 28, 2010 17:15 |  #267

Inside & outside :)

IMAGE: http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/291/img5038v.jpg

IMAGE: http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1390/img5042d.jpg

No rush in photography... My junkyard: 1/ Good, convenient shoes. 2/ "Ape with Razor" set: ΣSIGMALux50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM plus 5DMkII, footzoom, flash... what flash?
3/ Sometimes also ΣSIGMA 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM and Carl Zeiss Planar
T* 1.4/85 ZE

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cmoy
Goldmember
Avatar
1,028 posts
Gallery: 94 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 349
Joined Nov 2009
Location: NY
     
May 13, 2010 09:50 |  #268

Awesome shots guys! The Sigma 12-24mm is my go to lens for interiors. I find myself mostly at the wide end 12-14mm. Works fine with my 1D Mk II. I have 1Ds MK II on the way and I can NOT wait to try it out and see what 12mm really looks like :D

Here's a few interiors, all were shot with...

-1D MK II
-tripod mount
-remote switch
-mirror lockup

12mm
f/13
1/80
ISO 100

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


12mm
f/11
1/200
ISO 100

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


12mm
f/11
1/160
ISO 100

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


13mm
f/16
2.5 sec
ISO 100

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


12mm
f/16
5 sec
ISO 100

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


14mm
f/16
5 sec
ISO 100

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


13mm
f/16
3.2 sec
ISO 100

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO

Hermes wrote in post #7418585 (external link)
Can anyone who owns/uses this lens comment on its usefulness for architecture and interiors?

Do you use it throughout its entire range or would you just use it at the widest focal lengths and switch to something like the 17-40L when you don't need anything wider than 17mm?

Do you find that you often need the 12mm-16mm range in real-life situations or is this over the top for a full-frame camera?

Finally, are there situations/print sizes where the corners of this lens just aren't good enough and you find yourself having to use another lens (let's assume you're using a tripod and can stop down to whatever aperture you want)?


Chris
website (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dmcavoy
Member
74 posts
Joined May 2010
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
     
May 15, 2010 21:19 |  #269

Im considering an UWA for my 400D, with this lens having a FFE of 19-38mm would you say its more a wide-standard lens? Are there any advantages to it?

Also, I'd be looking to use this for nightclub shooting and some street shooting, what do you think? Would I be able to use it with a flash?


Canon 7D || EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 || EF 50mm f/1.8 || 430EX II
danielmcavoyphoto.co.u​k (external link)
Daniel McAvoy Photography on Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Tony-S
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
9,903 posts
Likes: 201
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
     
May 16, 2010 09:03 |  #270

For a crop camera, you should be looking at lenses that are for those cameras, such as the Sigma 10-20 f/3.5. Flash will undoubtedly vignette, especially on the wide end. Bounce can help, but that depends on the angle generated off the bounce.


"Raw" is not an acronym, abbreviation, nor a proper noun; thus, it should not be in capital letters.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

186,117 views & 6 likes for this thread
Sigma 12-24mm EX DG - Popeye
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is CalebCorneloup
876 guests, 252 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.