DA 12-24mm vs Sigma and Tamron 10-24mm Comparison

Conclusion: Sigma

The Sigma DG 12-24 f/4.5-5.6, is a solid lens that performed very well and it is perhaps the best of the three lenses in terms of quality and performance. The build quality is exceptional, the zoom action is very smooth, and a positive experience. The zoom ring and focus ring are well placed and fit nicely in your hand. The lens is compact with hood and front cap installed.

The lens has almost no distortion at 12mm and continues to improve once you move towards the extreme end of 24mm. The Sigma DG 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 has almost no vignetting on an APS-C camera because it is designed for a full frame camera. The lens, like the other ultra-wide angle zooms in this review, is prone to lens flare. Lastly, the Sigma does have a slight problem with chromatic aberration but it is the best of the lenses compared.


The Sigma DG 12-24mm lens currently retails for $829.00 and the upcoming splash-proof version sells for $949.00 at B&H photo. This places the Sigma at the high end price of the lenses being reviewed.


  • Very sharp over entire range from 12mm to 24mm and all F stops
  • Very little distortion beyond throughout zoom range
  • Little to no vignetting
  • Solid lens with well-placed zoom and focus rings
  • Full frame


  • Unable to install filter ring
  • Most expensive of the lenses compared
  • Requires rear mounted gelatin filters
  • Permanently mounted hood
  • Heaviest of the lenses compared
  • No quick-shift focusing


 9.0 (Excellent)

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