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Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« on: April 29, 2014, 01:05:16 PM »
I sold this lens to fund my 300 f/2.8 IS II, but miss it sometimes.  It was the lens that finally convinced me to go full frame and rectilinear at 12mm is pretty unique...

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Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 12:35:09 PM »
Two more - both on the 5DII at 12mm:



« Last Edit: July 22, 2014, 09:19:12 AM by mackguyver »
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 09:51:39 AM »
One of my mentors, an incredible photographer at the very top of his niche in the world who was tragically killed on a shoot, Marc Paris, used the 12-24 almost exclusively. He had the money to buy pretty much any lens and camera made but he swore by that 12-24 on his 5D MkII.

If you look in any high end motor yacht magazine from two to ten years ago, chances are there is a Marc Paris photo shoot in there, often times more than one. Every interior shot was done with that Sigma 12-24. And if you like the lighting on those interior shots know that he did it all with three flashlights (torches) and a mixture of ambient and light painting.

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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 12:39:55 PM »
"WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE. I need it WIDER!" said sigma and well, Its pretty WIDE.  ;D

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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 12:48:11 PM »
"WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE. I need it WIDER!" said sigma and well, Its pretty WIDE.  ;D
Sometimes 14 or 16mm rectilinear just doesn't cut it 8).  I'm hoping others will post their work on this thread, certainly I can't be the only CR member who has used this lens.
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 06:04:45 PM »
a few samples
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 01:55:06 PM »
Cool shots, Phil - thanks for adding the photos!
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 01:55:06 PM »

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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 09:21:03 PM »
Shot with first version of this lens ... 12mm at f/20.
Flowers look kinda familiar ... ?

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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014, 09:29:33 AM »
Shot with first version of this lens ... 12mm at f/20.
Flowers look kinda familiar ... ?
Too funny - we both shot a patch of Indian Blanket flowers!  I remember being about 1 inch from the front flower when I took the shot, or at least it seemed like I was that close.  Nice photo and good to see we have the same idea about 12mm and flowers 8)
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014, 01:52:39 PM »
one more, from this last weekend trip
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 01:55:28 PM »
Cool shots, Phil - thanks for adding the photos!
Thanks - loving this lens, and accepting well the shortcomings of a UWA and less than perfect lens
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 08:15:21 AM »
I have never shot anything near that wide, but after looking at these pictures, I might consider it. 
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2014, 02:40:28 PM »
I have never shot anything near that wide, but after looking at these pictures, I might consider it.
It's certainly an experience to use these lenses.  It's really hard to get a clean composition because the frame is so huge and it's so easy to get your feet, tripod leg(s) or other stuff in the frame.

This thread is making me regret the decision to part with my 12-24.  12mm is such a unique focal length.
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
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Re: Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2014, 12:45:53 PM »
Yes it is a fun lens. I have V1 and will post a photo or two once my computer is back from the repair shop.

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