Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art

Announced Apr 18, 2013 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT
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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
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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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