Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical (Canon or Nikon Mount) - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
The Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 has a large angle of view (122 degrees super wide angle of view at 12mm along the diagonal axis) and is ideal for shootings indoor as well as landscape photography.

349 on the site - 20 pounds off with voucher DISCOUNT20 and don't forget Quidco too (3%)

This price is 90 pounds cheaper than the next cheapest competitor - Amazon. Even at the famous B&H in New York, this costs $779 - which is about 450 pounds at todays exchange rate - and doesn't include shipping/tax/vat etc.

A remarkable deal if you are looking for an ultra-wide lens. The lens gets very good reviews, and unlike the Canon 10-20, is suitable for both full frame and crop cameras.

You can read user-reviews here:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=184&sort=7&cat=37&page=1

Delivery is free.
More From Jessops:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
mrbill Avatar
8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Options

All Comments

(32) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Just a thought. For the same money you could buy a 12mm prime lens with f=2.8.
#2
i agree with pet2000. if you are doing indoor photography and want a wideangle lens, go for a prime. much much faster so youre less likely to get decent results without a flash

*edit*
i dont get your comment about the canon. i have a 10-22mm and its brilliant on my 450d, yet also works wonderfully on my mates 40d
#3
wanye
i agree with pet2000. if you are doing indoor photography and want a wideangle lens, go for a prime. much much faster so youre less likely to get decent results without a flash

*edit*
i dont get your comment about the canon. i have a 10-22mm and its brilliant on my 450d, yet also works wonderfully on my mates 40d



Neither the 450D nor the 40D are full frame cameras. That aside, I would still rather save up for a Canon lens than use a Sigma (but this is just personal preference)
#4
I too would prefer a Canon lens, but canon don't make an ultra-wide zoom in this range for full-frame cameras. My other lens is a 24-70 f2.8L which I am very happy with - and this sigma complements it well.

I'm curious to know what 12mm f2.8 prime you are talking about. The next best I could find (which I would love to have) is the 14mm F2.8L from Canon - but that is 1300 quid. I'm not a pro to justify spending that kinda money on a lens that I will not use alot (unlike the 24-70L which lives on my camera).

For 329 - this is a stonking deal for anyone wanting to experiment with ultra-wide photography. This lens is sharp edge to edge.
#5
Pet2000, I'm not sure what 12mm prime you can get of this quality for the money? Pls post as I might buy it :)

I also have a Canon 10-22 (on a 40D), and it is a *very* good lens. Far better than this Sigma. But it will not work on a full frame camera. I don't know of a Canon lens that will give me 12mm (non fish eye) on a full frame.

This is a VERY hot price for this lens. Ordered and heat added.


btw, I also use a 17-40mm Canon lens, but this Sigma will give me the 12-16mm range on a full frame :)
#6
Im looking to get a Digital SLR for business use and will use this in alot of sporting action type shots. I saw somene put a thread on here for the Cannon EOS 450D - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/243336/canon-eos-450d-digital-slr-camera-k/ Is this a good camera to purchase?? I read that the lens that came with it wasnt really that good but i wasnt too sure if maybe this lense would do the trick if i was just to buy the body?? However this lens maybe too much of a wide angle lens ?? Any help would be great
#7
This Tamron 11-18mm also gets good reviews on same site http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=310&sort=7&cat=43&page=1 and can be had for £285 at Bristol Cameras. Slightly wider too.

I've got some Tamron glass for my 400D and been very happy with it. Not got this particular lens though.
#8
I have always preferred sigma lens over canon as they are very good in output. Also F range is very high for this lens, as everybody has said i will go for a lens with f=2.8. none the less the price is good for it. voted hot for the price.
#9
The only Canon lens which I think may fit in this space is the 16-35 F2.8L which will set you back a grand. On top of it, quite a few photographers prefer the sigma saying that the 16-35 Canon is not sharp edge-to-edge on full-frame. Check out the reviews on [url]www.fredmiranda.com[/url].

The 10-22 is a fantastic lens - but as has been said, only for crop cameras. Also, is more expensive than this.

Even if you have a crop camera - don't think you will have one forever. Good lenses should last a lifetime - your camera bodies will come and go, and the way things are going - all digital SLR's will be full-frame sooner or later.

EF-s lenses are a bad investment IMHO.
#10
The Sigma is a cracking lens full frame and crop can't ask for more,and could you tell me what prime you can get for the same money?
It really annoys when someone says you can get so and so for the same money but never backs it up.
#11
mrbill


EF-s lenses are a bad investment IMHO.


I'd disagree there :whistling: Far too sweeping a statement.

If you have a crop camera, and want to go super wide, there is simply NO better choice than the Canon 10-22. It also holds its value well as it's such a good optic.

Actually the 10-22 is the only EF-S lens I own :thumbsup: All the rest are Canon EF. This Sigma will be my only non-Canon lens, and if Canon made a 12mm zoom, I'd buy that instead, but they don't.
#12
LotusJas
I'd disagree there :whistling: Far too sweeping a statement.

If you have a crop camera, and want to go super wide, there is simply NO better choice than the Canon 10-22. It also holds its value well as it's such a good optic.

Actually the 10-22 is the only EF-S lens I own :thumbsup: All the rest are Canon EF. This Sigma will be my only non-Canon lens, and if Canon made a 12mm zoom, I'd buy that instead, but they don't.


I think my point is this - if you are investing in lenses - buy the best you can afford, but also look to the future. In 18-24 months, full-frame will become mainstream. Only entry level cameras will be crop. Some people may never upgrade - but I suspect others will and when all mainstream cameras are full-frame, the value of EF-S lenses will drop.

Not that there is anything wrong with crop cameras, but that is just how the market is moving. Just as we have the megapixel race, we will also have a full-frame race in DSLR.

This Sigma is also my only non-Canon lens - my next lens is the Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS - if anyone spots a deal on that please let me know! My current plan is to buy one when I next visit the US or Hong Kong. The pro L lenses carry an international warranty - so backup should not be an issue.
#13
Its a brilliant lens, using it for about a year now and very happy with it. Definitely recommended.
#14
mrbill
I think my point is this - if you are investing in lenses - buy the best you can afford, but also look to the future. In 18-24 months, full-frame will become mainstream. Only entry level cameras will be crop. Some people may never upgrade - but I suspect others will and when all mainstream cameras are full-frame, the value of EF-S lenses will drop.


I *almost* agree with you - in that if there's an EF option it's better to buy it instead of EF-S. :) However, if you have a crop camera and need a superwide, then you would be crazy to forego the shooting opportunities presented by the Canon 10-22.

Secondly, I don't think crop is dying any time in the next decade. Canon's new 50D is awesome, and secondly they bring in new photographers with their cheap 1000D and 400D cameras and cheap kit lenses.

Thirdly, crop is great for long range work. I use my 40D with my 100-400 lens for sports and wildlife. A full frame will not match it.

So, why do I only have one EF-S lens? Easy, because I intend to also buy a 5Dii, and want maximum compatibility in my lenses :thumbsup:

Anyway, all this is irrelevant. The bottom line is that your deal is scorching hot, and I bought a lens :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
#15
Mhh, I too lust after a 5Dii - and nobody even knows for sure what the specs are :-) Rumour is that it will be announced tomorrow. We shall see.
#16
fooshoostu
Im looking to get a Digital SLR for business use and will use this in alot of sporting action type shots. I saw somene put a thread on here for the Cannon EOS 450D - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/243336/canon-eos-450d-digital-slr-camera-k/ Is this a good camera to purchase?? I read that the lens that came with it wasnt really that good but i wasnt too sure if maybe this lense would do the trick if i was just to buy the body?? However this lens maybe too much of a wide angle lens ?? Any help would be great


Yeah 450d is a smashing camera. The lens makes all the difference with SLR standard kit lens are rubbish I have pictures from my Nikon 8700 pro-sumer that are better than my kit 350d minus noise levels and other things like slow autofocus etc. I paid £220 for a Sigma 17-70 lens this is a nice lens but not exceptional. I then paid £70 + £70 for second hand Sigma 55-200 (rrp£150) (now selling) and 70-300 (RRP £199) respectively. The last two are budget lenses and could potentially be outperformed by a pro-sumer with image stabilization.
What I am trying to say is when you buy an SLR expect to pay the value of the body alone to get the best image quality out of camera. If you want to learn I suggest you go to the Canon POTN forums they are sympathetic to all whether you are Nikon shooter or Canon and offer superb, unbiased pro advice.
#17
I've been using the Sigma 18-200 lens for a couple of years and it is a great piece of kit, Canon lenses are very good and the L series are stunning but the Sigma is a class piece of kit and wholeheartedly recommended!
#18
For anyone interested in purchasing camera kit I would recomend keeping an eye on this site ..... http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/index.html . Also Amazon has some suppliers who seem to have very good prices.
#19
Very tempting for use with my Nikon D70s.

Think I'll just go for the Sigma 10-20mm at ~£300, though. Unless anyone strongly recommends otherwise with this lens? I have 18mm and upwards covered - budget lenses only.
#20
mrbill
Mhh, I too lust after a 5Dii - and nobody even knows for sure what the specs are :-) Rumour is that it will be announced tomorrow. We shall see.


A bit OT -

The 5Dmk2 has been announced, and I must say I feel somewhat underwhelmed. I'm sure the IQ will compensate for that though. Pity about the rip-off Britain pricing too.
#21
pet2000
Just a thought. For the same money you could buy a 12mm prime lens with f=2.8.


There are no 12mm prime lenses, this lens is the widest rectilinear lens in production, and also has the very unique quality of having almost no distortion, even at 12mm (in contrast to many other similar lenses). Also, the next widest primes (old AIS Nikon 13mm f/3.5, or Canon/Sigma/Nikon 14mm f/2.8) cost much more and don't offer any quality advantages over this lens.

The Canon 10-22mm and Nikon 12-24mm lenses are better but only marginally, and of course are DX only. I used to have one, and 12mm on full-frame is VERY wide indeed.

This is a good price, but can be had for £200 second hand in mint condition.
#22
PoisonJam
Think I'll just go for the Sigma 10-20mm at ~£300, though. Unless anyone strongly recommends otherwise with this lens? I have 18mm and upwards covered - budget lenses only.


i suspect the 12-24mm will hold it's value far better in a few years. The moment full frame models are at consumer/pro consumer prices the crop only lenses will be made redundant.

very hot deal BTW this is even cheaper than the hong kong ebay sellers, pity jessops aren't doing it for the sony mount (actually probably best they don't i've already spent too much on my camera equipment).
#23
godsakes;2987884
i suspect the 12-24mm will hold it's value far better in a few years. The moment full frame models are at consumer/pro consumer prices the crop only lenses will be made redundant.


If this is full frame does it still have the same equivalent range on my crop body?
#24
PoisonJam
If this is full frame does it still have the same equivalent range on my crop body?


This would be the equivalent of 19-38mm on a 1.6 crop body such as a 400/450D or a 40/50D
#25
PoisonJam
If this is full frame does it still have the same equivalent range on my crop body?


no as MRbill says you'll experience a 1.6x crop effect - this is true on all lenses (not just the full frame ones) as the manufacturers always state the technical zoom range

so the APS only 10-20mm lens will still become 16-32mm but if you stick it on a full frame body you'll experience vignetting
#26
mrbill
A bit OT -

The 5Dmk2 has been announced, and I must say I feel somewhat underwhelmed. I'm sure the IQ will compensate for that though. Pity about the rip-off Britain pricing too.



Agree about the rip off Britain pricing :x

But not sure what you expected from the mk2? Canon were hardly going to give us a 1D feature set? I think it's very impressive indeed. Low noise high ISO, very high IQ, at a future proofed 21.1Mp resolution. 50D spec focussing. It beats the mk1 in all areas.

A 5Dii pus 50D are an unbeatable combination for resolution & speed IMO.

I think perhaps the expectations of gadget buffs were unrealistic? For that, await the 1Ds4 :p ...and pay accordingly......
#27
Of course you can use this code to get £20 off any lens over £300.
The Sigma 10-20 is a pretty good one.... & with this discount you could buy it for £ £299 or so..
Cheers
John
#28
zuiko lenses are outstanding , even the kit ones....
#29
mrbill
I'm sure the IQ will compensate for that though. Pity about the rip-off Britain pricing too.


not rip off britain, price of anything is affected by overheads, want cheaper goods, reduce the average wage to £50 per week...

sorted
#30
cats
not rip off britain, price of anything is affected by overheads, want cheaper goods, reduce the average wage to £50 per week...

sorted


To me, that argument doesn't wash. It is not like these items are manufactured here. Small overhead - OK. Not the rip-off overhead we're seeing.
#31
I agree. USA salaries are higher, prices are far lower.

UK is seen as Treasure Island by multinationals.
#32
LotusJas
I agree. USA salaries are higher, prices are far lower.

UK is seen as Treasure Island by multinationals.


actually average UK salaries are supposedly £24k and US around the £20k (UK sterling). They have other things to pay for like health insurance etc. the way people like yourself talk it sounds as though they have a better comparative lifestyle than us? I am not too certain of this. Look on camera forums people still struggle to pay for the same equipment we lust for and struggle to pay for here!

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!