Sigma has launched the third generation of its popular 12-24mm zoom at Photokina 2016, introducing the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM.

The latest Sigma Art lens promises edge-to-edge sharpness, Sigma says, thanks to an 80mm large-diameter molded glass aspherical lens — the largest such element in this class of lens.

As well as a constant aperture of f/4 throughout the zoom range, the new Sigma lens also offers a minimum focusing distance of 24cm and a new Hyper Sonic Motor offering 1.3 times the torque of its predecessor.

The new Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art also features lens elements made
with FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to fluorite in performance, and an optimised power distribution that work together to reduce distortion, chromatic aberration and coma flare.

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 specifications

  • Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included to receive the appropriate signals from the camera body
  • New material TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) to ensure precise operation
  • Incorporating Rounded Diaphragm
  • Brass made bayonet mount
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Angle of view (35mm): 122°-84.1°
  • Minimum focusing distance: 24-25.8cm/ 9.4in.-10.2in.
  • Dimensions (diameter x length) : φ102mmx131.5mm/ 4.0in.x5.2in.
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.9
  • Weight: 1,150g/40.6oz.

Pricing information was not available at the time of writing.

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