Sigma USA has announced availability of the Nikon-mount version of its 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art fast zoom for APS-C DSLRs. The Nikon version will retail for around $799, the same price as the Canon version, and will be available from November. We've been shooting with one for the past few days, and have put together a sample gallery of images showing what it's capable of.

We've already reviewed the Canon-mount version of the world's fastest zoom lens for SLRs and, with some reservations, gave it our highest rating. Click here to read the full review.

Our initial impressions with the Nikon mount version are even more positive, with much greater focus accuracy than we've seen with any of the copies of the Canon-mount version we've used. We've shot a samples gallery, giving a taste of what this 27-53mm equivalent lens can do on the Nikon D7100.

 Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (Nikon Mount) Sample Gallery - Published 11th October 2013

There are 19 images in the preview samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution. Because our review images are now hosted on the 'galleries' section of dpreview.com, you can enjoy all of the new galleries functionality when browsing these samples.