Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Nikon Mount Lens - Black
Refined 12mm optical performance with practically no distortion Constant F4 maximum aperture Dust and splash-proof design FLD and Aspherical optics 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Nikon Mount Lens;
Everything photographers require of an ultra-wide-angle zoom and more.
The ultra-wide-angle zoom pioneer, SIGMA has developed and launched many extraordinary products in this category over the decades. Now SIGMA introduces an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that is perfect for the era of ultra-high resolution digital cameras.
The SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art offers an optimal package of centre-to-edge image quality, minimized distortion, and minimum focusing distance. To achieve these qualities without compromise, SIGMA has leveraged its lens design expertise and all of its leading-edge technologies. Advanced materials such as low-dispersion glass play a crucial role, while SIGMA's advanced lens processing methods have made possible an aspherical lens of extremely large diameter.
From the ultra-wide-angle zoom pioneer, introducing the 3rd-generation 12-24mm zoom.
The ultra-wide-angle zoom pioneer, SIGMA launched its first ultra-wide-angle zoom in 1979: the SIGMA ZOOM GAMMA 21-35mm F3.5-4. Since then, they have continued to develop ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses, always including their most advanced technologies.
In 2003, SIGMA introduced the SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG, the world's first ultra-wide-angle zoom for DSLRs with full-frame sensors. In 2011, SIGMA offered the updated and upgraded version of that lens, the SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM. This lens offered an angle of view even wider than that of human vision, allowing users to enjoy the ultra-wide-angle range with incredible perspective.
Now, the 3rd-generation SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM / Art continues this tradition with image quality and ease of use both taken to another level.
Outstanding image quality from centre to edges
When it comes to ultra-wide-angle lenses, photographers require outstanding image quality from the centre of the image to the edges without any distortion. Such performance is particularly valuable in architectural photography. The new SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art leverages SIGMA's accumulated expertise in the processing and manufacture of aspherical lenses and incorporates multiple aspherical lenses produced with precision glass moulding. The lens also features lens elements made with FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to fluorite in performance and optimized power distribution. Together, these features help minimize distortion, transverse chromatic aberration, and coma flare. As a result, image quality is outstanding across the image, all the way to the edges.
- Construction: 16 Elements in 11 Groups
- Angle of view: 122.0deg.-84.1deg.
- F stop range: F22 / F4
- Closest Focusing Distance: 9.4-10.2" (24-25.8cm)
- Maximum Magnification: 1:4.9
- Filter Size: Rear Type (gelatin filter insert)
- Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 4.0 x 5.2" (102 x 131.5mm)
- Weight: 40.6 oz (1,150g)
- Focusing System : Inner Focus