Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

Announced Apr 18, 2013 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA
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The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is an extraordinary lens, offering prime-level image quality in the fastest zoom ever made for SLRs. Its 28-50mm equivalent range is a little limiting though, and inconsistent autofocus means that it can be difficult to make the most of the excellent optics when shooting at large apertures.

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Gold Award
86%
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Good for

Enthusiast APS-C users looking for the very best image quality available from a normal zoom, and willing to spend a bit of time setting up autofocus micro-adjustments or using live view focusing for the sharpest results.

Not so good for

Photographers who like to travel light, or need a wide-ranging zoom.

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Review of Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A"
By: SLR Gear

The Sigma 18-35mm ƒ/1.8 DC HSM "A" lens packs a big punch in features and image quality without a big punch to the wallet. Shockingly sharp images at all apertures, even at ƒ/1.8, with excellent flatness of field and good control over chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting make this lens a no-brainer for users of APS-C cameras looking to upgrade from their kit lens. The Sigma 18-35mm...

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