Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

Last Updated (09 July’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is a standard lens that created for typical photography like Travel, Wedding & Events, Portrait, and Family. The lens construction consists of 17 Elements in 12 Groups with Angle of View from 76.5º-44.2º, and 9 Diaphragm Blades. It has Mininum Aperture of f16 with minimum focusing distance up to 8 cm/ 11.0 in, and also 72mm of Filter Size. The lens measure (Diameter x Length) 78mm x 121.0mm/3.1in. x 4.8in. and weight 28.6oz.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM and writes;
“The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is a fast and tack-sharp lens from F2.8 onwards, and one that exhibits low chromatic aberrations. Vignetting at wide-open apertures and barrel distortion at 28mm are the only real optical issues of note, something that other fast wide lenses also suffer from, and stopping down to F4 solves the light fall-off problem altogether.. The internal HSM focusing was very quick on the Canon EOS 700D that we tested the lens with, and manual focus over-ride at any time is a great feature.”
Rating: ★★★★★

PCMAG reviews the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM and writes;
“the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM captures twice as much light as an f/2.8 zoom and delivers more consistent sharpness than Canon’s 17-55mm. When you factor in its attractive price, you have a lens that earns our Editors’ Choice award.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM and writes;
“This lens opens new possibilities for owners of APS-C format cameras for low light shooting and creative use of depth of field with a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, normally reserved for prime focal length lenses. The image quality delivered, especially at shorter focal lengths is of the level normally reserved for prime lenses also.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Lenstip reviews the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM and writes;
“When it comes to the accuracy of the autofocus, our assessment is very positive. The number of misses in studio conditions reached less than 4% which is a very good result. What’s interesting, most of these misses were registered at 18 mm.”
rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM and writes;
“Sigma has been producing some really nice lenses, and as its PR folks will attest, they’ve had to pry this lens out of my possession; I really like almost everything about it. This is the type of lens that makes you feel like your APS-C body has gotten a full-frame upgrade.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Video Reviews

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Reviews

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Samples

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Sample Photos

- Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Sample Photos @ lcap.tistory.com

- Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

- Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Sample Photos @ Lenstip

Manual

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Features

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM an exciting new standard zoom lens for APS-C DSLR owners. It offers a short focal length of 27-52.5mm in the 35mm format. The lens features built-in Vibration Reduction, Internal focusing and zooming allows for more usability and functionality. Not only does it, the lens has closest focus distance of 0.28m / 0.92 ft to infinity. It also comes with a plastic petal-shaped lens hood and it accepts 72mm filters.

This lens utilize Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to compensate for aberrations and curvature at the widest angle. Moreover, Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is ideal for landscapes, portraits, still life, snap shots, casual, and close-ups and the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures smooth, fast and accurate autofocusing. A 9 blade rounded diaphragm also creates beautiful background blur. It also features Thermally Composite Material (TSC) which reduces size and weight but increases the lens durability.

The lens compatible with camera:

+ Sigma: HSM, DC

+ Nikon: HSM, DC

+ Canon: HSM, DC

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