Sigma 12-24mm f/4 ‘ART’ lens review with samples (Full-frame or APS-C)

Yet another new, extreme wide-angle lens hits the market: this time, Sigma are updating their popular 12-24mm line of lenses for full-frame cameras. This one has a wider aperture but costs a lot more – can it compete with Canon’s unique 11-24mm f/4 USM ‘L’?

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Lau Bjerno says:

I simply can’t imagine that Canon would ever provide correction data for any third party lenses! So the only possible explanation seems to be that the camera mistakes this Sigma lens for being a Canon lens. This would also explain the overcorrection: The Canon lens, that it’s mistaken for, needs more correction than the Sigma does.

unlimitededish says:

Your reviews help me an immense amount. The other review channels give absolutely no useful information on the quality and performance of the lenses. Right now I’m in the market for an ultra wide lens. Any chance you will review the new tamron 10-24 F3.5- 4.5 Di II VC HLD. It seems good on paper but I need to see it in your hands, in one of your videos to know for sure. Thanks for your work!


Can we expect top 5 best UWA lenses test?

劍曉 says:

Hey Chris, do you have any recommendations for a standard zoom/walk around lens for an apsc camera such as my 80D?
I’ve used the 18-55 stm for quite some time, and I’ve recently got the 10-22 usm, but it isn’t really the lens for standard use. Excluding the three 18-135 lens and the super soft lens, could you recommend a few?

Ankur Tripathi Photography says:

Did u have any focus issues

Taz Olson says:

Thank you, I’ve been wondering why nobody is really tallking about this lens,. it’s a big deal yet it’s almost as if it wasn’t even announced

Ido Jacoby says:

will there be any vinggeting when i put this lens on a speedbooster with the fs5?
i’m so confused with these sigma lenses

L. Willis says:

the iris firefly 11mm seems the best value for money, since you get that 11mm full frame for only 550 euros with IQ similar to the canon L lens

glennskitchen says:

Good review, as always. Thanks.

سيف منير says:

thanks a lot for your amazing work here
i have a question which i really looked for an answer for it and i didn’t find till now
i am confused which is better to buy a lens with IS or a lens with bigger aperture
for example: canon 70-200mm F2.8 L USM or canon 70-200mm F4 IS USM
both lenses have the same price in my country
i know that F2.8 will produce more blur backgrounds
but could i get a lower shutter speed due to IS more than the bigger aperture (handheld not with a tripod) in low light situations if it is possible could you make a video explaining that
i hope i could deliver my idea to you
thanks a lot again

deerrrrrp says:

How would it compare to a tokina 12-24 f/4

Coco Fluzz says:

hi Chris! I have canon 70-200 f/2.8 and planning to get 85mm ,do you think it’s a good idea? I travel a lot. and I forgot to mention I have the canon 50mm , Sigma 18-35 as well.

Christophe Carriere says:

Hi, I hope you will be able to test Sigma new 14mm 1.8 HSM Art lens…

Pauline Follett says:

Very interesting review of a very expensive lens. I am always learning from your videos. Thanks.

Dennis Moncla says:

Chris I hope you get to include the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD in your group of lens comparisons!!

Photography by Ahad says:

thank you so much for the review. i love your videos. i watch your videos since 2014 and still watching. hope to see more videos from you about photography. i like every video you do about photography

chaostruppe2000 says:

Can you review the samyang 10 mm f2.8 ?

xn67 says:

If you wanted to use a ND filter its possible but will require a little bit of craftiness. You’d want to get another lens cap. Then with a rottary tool you have to cut out the end of the lens cap. Then glue a sheet of ND glass to the end. If its not fully air tight, add paper or fabric velvet to the inside of the lens cap to give it a tight fit. Basically its possible to “make” a filter for these lens for fairly cheap. You also don’t need to use a lens cap if you can find a black plumbing pipe or cup that will fit.

Cameron Fischer says:

why does image quality suffer on APS-C cameras? I always heard people saying the image should be sharper because you are using more of the center of the full frame glass.

floex831 says:

I’ll stick with the Tamron 15-30. Thanks for the review, Chris!

HorseHeadAntimatter says:

Hi Chris. Please review the upcoming SIGMA 14mm F1.8

Tuddy says:

My sigma zoom ring took some effort to turn at the start.. But loosened up after a couple weeks of good use

Alfonso Muñoz Grande says:

Hi Chris, first of all, congratulations for your reviews. I think they are really great.
When will you prepare the promised wide-angel lenses global comparison?
Many thanks!

dorosG9 says:

Another great video; thank you. Are you considering reviewing the fairly new Sigma 100-400mm?

HuatMan Lee says:

Hope to see the review on the Tamron 10-24mm Di ll VC HLD .
Heard that although it for APSC camera, it can fit onto canon full frame camera too.

Cale Black says:

Was just looking at this lens yesterday, and was disappointed to not see a review from you on the lens. Now it appears you can read my mind!
Thanks Chris. Great review once again.


very useful…too costly

moahemd farhood says:

I would be very happy if you make video on tokina atx 100mm f2.8

Chris Summers says:

I considered this lens but ended up getting the Sigma 20mm ART f1.4 lens and will soon get the new 14mm ART f1.8 when it is released. While the 12mm focal length is nice I felt I would rather have the faster aperture and I am tending to favor prime lenses over zooms with my Canon 5Ds.
Great review as usual Chris!

Md Rafiqu Rahman says:

Hi Chris, can you please review Canon EOS 77D and T7i (800D)
Love your video man!

Michael Jardeen says:

Keep it up Chris. I find your reviews to be amongst the best out there. The only person who approaches you is Dustin Abbott. The consistent way both of you approach reviews is why you both do great reviews. Thanks!

Sze Yuen Poon says:

Hi Chris, I love your channel so much.
I am looking for some vintage lenses for my 60D, especially those made by Yashica and Vivitar.
Can you do some review on those lenses?

Uriel D Garcia says:

Good review,thanks for the video!

Nguyễn Lương Trực says:

You make review tokina 16-28 f2.8 for me! Thank!

thio rendy says:

Hi Chris, can you try new tamron 10-24 for us.

Dave's Nature Productions says:

With the in camera corrections, maybe Canon thought this lens was too perfect and had to try and do something about it so you’d buy one of their lenses instead? Haha. I have never seen that happen before either with a third party lens. The lack of CA impressed me.

Sona Karapetyan says:

Its there… amazingg!!

Thomas Earnshaw says:

Can you review the Rokinon 10mm f/2.8? Thanks!

alex tattis says:

What do you suggest when comparing it to the sigma 12-24 f4.5?

lyndon mendoza says:

Hi Chris, as always outstanding review. I am so used to your workflow now having watched all almost all your episodes. 🙂 Keep ’em coming mate. You’re one of the best and factual reviewers here. Just wanted to say that!

AFaithfulNazarite says:

Hi, Chris! Can you compare the Tarmon 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 to Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L mark ii?? People said it is even sharper than the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L mark II with less chromatic aberration! The new tarmon also have one more stop of IS than the canon’s L lens! Most importantly, the tarmon is much cheaper! But one issue people said about the tarmon is that it has focus breathing issue whereas the Canon L lens does not. May you please compare them side by side because there isn’t much comparison online…

Brad Norling says:

wow – great find regarding the in-camera lens correction!

Tyranno says:

Hey Christopher I just want to say thank for such great consistent work. Your videos are great! On a side note what wide angle lens would you suggest for an APS-C user? (1300d) I wanted the 24mm 1.4 Sigma, but because of the crop sensor it loses its “wide angle”. Appreciate it 🙂

Łukasz Moszczyński says:

How is it possible that Canon 6D software recognizes a lens that had its premiere 6 months ago? What version of firmwere do you have? If I well remember, the latest firmware for the Canon 6D (1.1.7) was released more than half year ago, and its update was mainly about cooperation with the new Canon 70-300 lens, rather than working with 3rd party lenses.

iliden strmrege says:

I’m looking to get 4 lenses into my kit (T6i):
– Canon 24-105mm f4L (to be replaced by a 24-70 f2.8L if I have a spare $2,000)
– Canon 70-200mm f4L
– Canon 10-18mm STM, or the Sigma 10-20 f3.5
– an 8mm fisheye (already got that for a bargain price)
watcha think about that?

Isogen says:

The inability to mount a filter is a pretty big negative imo, especially for landscapes as you almost always use a polarizer.

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