Buying an emount f/2.8 zoom?

Started Jul 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
captura Forum Pro • Posts: 26,345
Re: Get the Sigma 1 F1.8 DC HSM8-35mm ?


- Made in Japan

-Canon mount should be adaptable to NEX with all controls intact.

"Sigma's choice of F1.8 as maximum aperture isn't a coincidence; it means that the lens will offer the same control over depth of field as an F2.8 zoom does on full frame. What's more, it will also offer effectively the same light-gathering capability as an F2.8 lens on full frame."

  • 18-35mm focal length (27-53mm equivalent)
  • Extremely fast F1.8 maximum aperture
  • Ring-type ultrasonic focus motor with full-time manual override
  • Initially available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mounts

DxOmark tested the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A lens for Canon mount ($799) and labeled it as the "best performing APS-C zoom":

"With the introduction of this model, Sigma has the best performing zoom of its type. The DxOMark score of 25 points puts well ahead of both the full-frame Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM and the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (though bear in mind those lenses become the equivalent to a 38-112mm on a Canon APS-C body)."


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