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 | 210
larryj
 

Is it good enough to replace prime lenses? I have done at lot of testing over the past few years and some of the testing involved comparison of the output of the Dp1/2 merrills against the SD1M and the 18-35 mm Art lens. In every test the the Art lens was equal to or better than the DP Merrills. I also compared the 18-35 mm Art lens to the 30 mm Art lens that is sent with the sdQ kit. Again the 18-35 mm lens at 30 mm is equal or better than the 30 mm Art lens. I have not had an opportunity to ...

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jaadwa
 

I have read mixed reviews of this lense and with some trepidation I ordered ( 1.8 was too much to not give it a try. I am using it on a Canon 7d II with latest firmware. I also calibrated the lense on Sigma's dock although it was pretty close. There is some luck of a the draw. I used this combo at a 3 day walk around event I was photogtaphing and used it for some video too ( 15 second website stuff). I love the combo .. great color, contrast and is sharp. Helped keep my ISO below 6400 ( some ...

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Lens is amazing, would be nice to see a bit more range. so far it has been on the D7100 since I got it last week. Focus is fast and hasn't had target issues. No issues with that on mine.  I like the size however it has a bit of weight to it, not used to that with my f1.8 primes. Will be trying it for video; with the zoom and steady f stop I think it will work out nicely.

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Sacred
 

After choosing a camera (Nikon D7200), I just needed to find a suitable lens. At the time, Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 A seemed like a very good choice, but after reading the reviews and user comments about autofocus issues... well, it no longer seemed like a good idea. But somehow I fell in love with this lens. And who wouldn't, zoom lens with constant f/1.8 aperture, exceptional build quality, amazing sharpness and low price. But I was really afraid about autofocus performance so I started looking ...

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Well when Sigma released this lens I was very skeptical why would someone want to spend 1K USD for a crop sensor lens which offers a very limited range? I always thought that this is not practical and I would not buy the lens. Then there came a time when I bought a 5d3 with the 24-105f4IS kit lens. There are lot of things I like about the kit lens I hate few things as well. I hate to use F4 lenses indoors. Getting a 24-70 f2.8 IS the ultimate choice but then I thought for kind of photos I ...

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David Naylor
 

I'm usually a slow upgrader, waiting until at least a year after release, but with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 I just went for it. First impressions: wow! This lens ... (1) ... is an APS-C equivalent to a full-frame 29-56mm f/2.8 lens (same shallow DOF and same light gathering ability). (2) ... can replace a collection of primes. (3) ... has better ...

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winparkman
 

I've used this lens since February, 2014.  I use it primarily on a D7100.  I used a 35mm as a walk-around and generally wanted wider angle rather than more reach.  The lens is very sharp, even wide open.  It focuses accurately, quickly and silently.  I find it a pleasure to use. It has a downside in that it is quite large and heavy but I don't mind that anymore.  Whether I'm shooting flowers, architecture or portraits, the lens does beautifully and it takes advantage of the D7100's sensor.  I ...

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CanonShooter1958
 

Bought one of these lenses recently and although not used a great deal yet have found the IQ outstanding even wide open and the bokeh from it (IMO) is superb. Sigma have certainly upped their game recently.

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I have owned this lens for some nine months. And while I'm not a professional shooter in any way, this lens is top notch quality from one end to the other. I was a bit skeptical at first, evidently being blissfully ignorant with my trusty old Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM. However, I quickly came to realize that the Sigma outperforms the Canon in every possible way. A pleasant wake-up call from my then current Canon slumber. The optical and image quality is superb. When (and if) I do get bad ...

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I bought this lens a few months ago. It's till now my favorite one on my Fujifilm S5pro. It's ultra-sharp from corner to corner wide open, which makes F1.8 completely useful in low light wedding shots. The color is as good as the mid-range Nikkors, though not as vivid as the pro-grade with N coating. No obvious distortion, CA or vignetting in my daily shots, so basically not a problem. HSM is quiet and fast, no focus shift throughout the focal range. The build quality is superb, far better ...

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