Sigma is working on a new 12-24mm lens

I received some information that Sigma is working on a new 12-24mm lens. Two new versions will be introduced: Art and Contemporary (similar to the 150-600mm lens). This is all I have for now, stay tuned for additional information.

Sigma currently has a 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II lens in their lineup.

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  • waterengineer

    Too slow of a lens.

    • jojo

      An f2.8 16-35mm UWA zoom is an expensive lens, so potential buyers are looking for very good performance. I suspect an f2 version would compromise IQ too much, as well as being very large. It may be possible to make one but they are looking to sell lenses profitably.

      • preston

        I’d love a 16-35 f/4 that didn’t have monster distortion and horrendous corner resolution like the Nikon! I use it for architecture and landscape so the f/2.8 (or f/2) holds no value for me.

    • CHD

      Too slow for what?? Not for me. I shoot my ultrawides at f8-f11 for landscape work…never shoot them wide open. Unless you’re on the starscape bandwagon I would think the speed is fine for most users.

      • waterengineer

        Yep, stars……..and action. Should have been f/2.8 because Tokina and Nikon already make f/4, for DX and Nikkor has a f/2.8 for FX. The Sigma is a huge compromise. Sad. They have been on such a roll. This is a letdown.

        • CHD

          I guess it depends on your needs. I don’t personally shoot DSLR’s anymore but when I did a slower, smaller UWA would have been more appealing to me then a larger, faster UWA. I guess that’s why we have choices:)

        • Will

          and neither the Tokina and Nikon are as wide as the Sigma, especially with the Tokina not even close

          you can’t have your cake and eat it too

  • jstevez

    16-35mm F/2.8 Art, please!!

    • Will

      16mm isn’t wide enough for today’s standards

      Tamron already has the superbly awesome 15-30 F2.8 VC, a 16-35 F2.8 art even with OS would not have much of an advantage

  • Paco Ignacio

    Would be nice if they release a fast ultrawide prime below 20mm.

    • Anonymous

      I was actually quite surprised that they never did art versions of their 28 and 20mm primes, Leica has a 21mm f/1.4, and I know sigma would easily have the tech to make a 20mm f/1.4 if they wanted, not to mention how Rokinon has a 12mm f/2.0 or crop sensor cameras, they should, totally make a full frame version.

      • Will

        12mm F2 on crop is about as easy to make (and with same effects) as a 18mm F2.8 full frame lens, so not exactly hard or ‘fast’

        But yes a 21mm or 20mm F1.4 from Sigma would be swell

    • Russell Ferris

      I completely agree, Sigma’s 24 1.4 should have been a 20 1.4.

  • mas921

    i guess 12-24 f/2.8 Art and 12-24 f/3.5-4.5 C?

    • Tim Reeves

      I have the ex dsg sigma 12-24 4-5.6 and it’s massive and the front element is ridiculous, I would be enormously surprised if this goes as fast as F4 constant.

      • Canon has shown that this is possible, although the tradeoffs are significant.

      • johnny

        I have sigma ex dg 12-24 4-5.6, too. It’s the best 12mm in terms of distortion. The 2nd version improves resolution to some extend, but lost its advantage on distortion.

  • Spy Black

    This should be very interesting. It would be great if it will be at least a constant aperture f/4.

    • Marchellino

      yeah, hope that will be constant aperture, its ok if it f/4

  • MonkeySpanner

    Would be nice if Sigma or Tamron would update the 17-55 f/2.8 DX zooms. This seems like a pretty standard lens and the most recent update has been, I think, at least 7 years.

    • Razvan Tulai

      It’s called Sigma 18-35 1.8

      • MonkeySpanner

        Yeah unfortunately Sigma called it a 18-35 instead of a 17-55. I would rather have the extra reach than the larger aperture.

        • Will

          you can always crop

          the 18-35 is optically superior so you won’t lose much IQ when cropped

      • MonkeySpanner

        Yeah unfortunately Sigma called it a 18-35 instead of a 17-55. I would rather have the extra reach than the larger aperture.

  • will the lens be for full frame or crop sensor?

    • Tim Reeves

      Full frame, if they were doing crop they would have stuck with their 10 – 20mm design.

  • Manuel Manaois

    Been waiting for this, hopefully, Art version will be DG format, fast and fix aperture, 2.8 would be great…

  • blp

    good thing that i just sold my sigma 12-24 🙂 time to sell my nikno 18-35mm as well

    • FredBear

      “Nikno” – very Freudian 😉

  • 120_300 OS for nikon

    When this comes true more to choose from great an other Art and C version Well was already putting money in the money pig for one UW or SUW lens Tamron has a great 15-30 VC let see what this does .

    • 120_300 OS for nikon

      The moment there is a real 12-24 art with test i am going to make the choice

  • 120_300 OS for nikon

    If it goes under the Nikon 14-24 price nice i think but reviews test first.

  • Marat Khafizulin

    is there any info about sigma’s 135/2.0?

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