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. DxOMark published their test results for the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens which is currently priced at $799.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens scored 25 which is the highest DxOMark score ever. DxOMark tested this lens for Canon mount on the newly announced Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i.
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.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Test Result
Below you can see the overall score of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens mounted on Canon EOS 700D DSLR camera.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Canon also got the highest score from all lenses for Canon tests.
Below are the other comparison tables for other zoom lenses.
From DxOMark Conclusion :
Although it is unlikely a user would buy several full-frame wide-angle lenses specifically for an APS-C format camera, the fact remains that the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is an outstanding performer optically.
If want to be picky, the Sigma lacks image stabilization and the zoom range isn’t as wide as some rivals, but at $799 the lens is remarkable. Like the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED before it, the Sigma is likely to be viewed as a disruptive innovation and genuinely means we no longer have to choose between the flexibility of a zoom over the imaging characteristics that were once only available with a prime.