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
peter wingfield
 

First two copies of this lens had erratic autofocus (i was beginning to think i had a faulty camera body) but my local shop stuck with it and got me a third copy and when they compared lenses they were supprised but had to agree Needed to use usb dock to fine tune lens but now it is SHARP !! Zoom range is a little limiting but for the sort of event photography i do (crowded dance floors) it`s fine and hardly ever comes of the camera body it`s a shame it took three attempts to get it right but ...

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At one point I had a hole in my lens lineup, but I wasn't sure if it was a big deal. I had a 50mm art as a general purpose lens, and a 14mm ultra-wide angle. The thing is, often (on my APS-C camera) I felt like certain common situations needed a wider angle than the 50, but not the overkill of a 14mm which gives a massive 90 degree field of view. That's just too damn wide. Makes for cute pet photos though. For example, if I wanted to take a picture of a great looking meal, I needed to lean ...

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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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