Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens Announced

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens now officially announced. The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is the world’s first lens offering an aperture of f1.8 throughout the zoom range.

The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is standard zoom-lens for digital single lens reflex cameras with APS-C size sensors. Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens offers a focal range equivalent to 27-52.5mm in the 35mm format. The 9 blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive round bokeh at large-aperture settings.

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens

The price and availability of the new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens are still to be announced.

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens Features

Image quality until now found only in a fixed focal length lens. The definitive large-aperture APS-C format standard zoom lens.

A large-aperture fixed focal length lens is great for achieving expressive bokeh effects and enjoying ultra-high optical performance. On the other hand, photographers often need to change the angle of view to properly capture the scene that presents itself. To solve this decades-long dilemma, Sigma proudly introduces the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM next-generation large-aperture APS-C format standard zoom lens for digital SLR cameras. Taking on the challenge of creating the world’s first* wide-aperture lens to offer an aperture of F1.8 throughout the zoom range, Sigma has succeeded in creating a zoom lens that offers the same high optical performance of a fixed focal length lens. These outstanding performance characteristics are especially apparent in an APS-C format camera, since it has a slightly greater depth of focus than a full-frame camera. This is a revolutionary lens that overturns preconceptions while expanding the range of photographic expression.

The full realization of the Art product concept for you to hold in your own hands and appreciate with your own eyes.

Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and tremendous expressive power, our new Art line of lenses delivers top-level image quality. With unsurpassed expressive performance, these lenses reach the high standards demanded by photographers with an artistic, creative inclination. Along with landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, they’re perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots and many other scenes. The full realization of the Art concept, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is the perfect flagship. Hold it in your own hands and appreciate it with your own eyes.

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens Specs

Lens Construction 17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum aperture F16
Filter size φ72㎜
Angle of view (35mm equivalent) 76.5° – 44.2°
Minimum focusing distance 28cm/11.0in.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) φ78㎜x 121mm/3.1in. x 4.8in.
Number of diaphragm blades 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio 1:4.3
Weight 810g / 28.6oz.

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens Construction

Vignetting

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens vignetting

 

MTF Chart

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens MTF chart

 

Distortion

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens Images

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens images

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens images

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens images

 

Sigma Press Release

World’s first* lens offering an aperture of F1.8 throughout the zoom range.SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM, the large aperture APS-C format standard zoom lens.

What makes a standard lens ideal for you?

Certain important qualities are required, such as fast maximum aperture, versatility for snap shots, portraiture and indoor photography plus a good combination of a wide range of focal lengths in a compact design.

SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is the first zoom lens ever to achieve a maximum aperture of f1.8 throughout the zoom range. It is a wide aperture, standard zoom-lens for digital single lens reflex camera’s with APS-C size sensor’s.

The lens has a focal range equivalent to 27mm – 52.5mm in a 35mm format and it can cover the angles of view of multiple fixed focal length lenses. This wide aperture, standard zoom lens enables the photographer to expand creative possibilities on any occasion.

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