Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM is an Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Nikon F (FX) mount cameras.Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM was replaced with Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Nikon F FX. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM Nikon F FX vs Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Nikon F FX
Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM is compatible with cameras that have Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM is also available in Canon EF , Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha and Sigma SA mounts.
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM has a focal range of 12-24mm and 2.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 18 - 36mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR , Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD in Nikon F (FX) mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.14x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m. 0.14x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 12mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f22 at 24mm .
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 12 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- Four SLD glass elements
- Three aspherical elements
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM comes with a built-in lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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