Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Review

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is the world’s first lens offering an aperture of f1.8 throughout the zoom range for APS-C cameras. Lenstip has posted a full review for the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens.

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 f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens release date is July and has a price tag of $799. See also Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens for Sony Available for Pre-Order, Shipping on July 31.


Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Review

Lenstip mention about many characteristics of the Sigma 18-35mm, as the solid build, the excellent image quality, low chromatic aberrations, moderate distortion, the accurate auto-focus.

The review also feature sample shots and auto-focus tests. From the Lenstip conclusion :

You should congratulate the Sigma Corporation and their optics specialists for two reasons. Firstly for their courage – they attempted to produce an instrument no other company had tried to construct before. Such a situation a lot can be forgiven so their product didn’t have to be outstanding. Still it is obvious Sigma wasn’t contended with half measures; not only they manufactured a unique instrument but also made it optically excellent in many categories.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Specs

  • Aperture Range: f/1.8-16
  • Fast Constant Maximum Aperture
  • Designed for APS-C-Sized Sensors
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8-56mm
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Internal Focusing and Zoom Design
  • Four Aspherical & 5 SLD Glass Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock