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The Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Lens is the first wide-angle to zoom lens (as of 22nd April 2013) to achieve a maximum aperture of f1.8 throughout the entire zoom range. The Sigma 18-35mm is a standard zoom lens that offers a focal range equivalent to 27-52.5mm in the 35m format. The 9 blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive round bokeh at large-aperture settings, while the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a silent, high-speed AF. This lens incorporates a wide glass molded aspherical lens with Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to compensate for aberrations and curvature at the widest angle. Its new Global Vision design works with its compatibility with the Sigma USB dock for further customisation. Sigma’s DC lenses are designed for cropped sensors and the image circle on this lens is designed to match the smaller size of the image sensor on small-frame sensor cameras (DX-format on Nikon and EF-S on Canon). The lens is ideal for landscapes, portraits, still life, snap shots, casual, and close-ups.
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Comments about Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Lens - Canon Fit:
The more I use this lens the more I love it. Always my go to lens for any wide angle shot and any close up, I rather have a top notch photo to crop than an "It'll do" photo that requires no cropping. Even at its widest it pin sharp, it's sweet spot is all through its range. Strongly recommend this lens and guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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Incredibly sharp lens, with the one caveat that it does require micro adjustment. I found that out of the box it forward focussed fairly consistently and was disappointing until I applied micro adjustment in my camera (Canon EOS 7D) after which it was very sharp (much better than the Canon 17-85 IS USM lens it was replacing. I subsequently purchased the USB Dock which allowed even better adjustment and now it's absolutely pin sharp (even at F1.8) - I doubt you can get sharper even when spending much more.Otherwise the lens appears very well built with very nicely damped focus ring and zoom ring with rapid and virtually silent autofocus which doesn't seem to hunt at all. The F1.8 aperture is really useful for it's shallow depth of field as well as for low light (to me it seems as good at getting a clear image in low light as my older and slower image stabilised Canon lens). It's on the heavy side but not too heavy (for my liking anyway).I'd highly recommend - the only caveat being that you need to micro adjust it (either in camera or via the USB dock), but I suspect that some of this is due to the narrow depth of field and capability of the lens.
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An amazing lens and a must for anyone with a cropped frame sensor, worth every penny. Sigma are getting better and better.
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wow this thing is amazing.I used to think the 70-200 2.8L was great, can't wait till Sigma release one nowit's quiet, sharp, built like a tank with L-like control feel.I wouldn't be surprised if it was made for the 70D as the AF is beautiful in all modes, who'd have though AF could be artistic!(some people might complain that it's heavy and limited range but you forget this as soon as you look through it)Well done Sigma.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
A must-have lens for APS-C camera users
A review after using seven weeks.I was very happy with the performance of this lens from day one. As almost all reviews available on the Internet say, this lens produces superb image quality. Particularly its wide aperture of F1.8 can create a fantastic bokeh (shallow DoF), which was not available previously with any zoom lenses for APS-C format. This lens is all about excellent bokeh and a tremendously high sharpness.Yes, it is a bit heavy and long and does not have an optical stabilizer, but its image quality cancels out all these cons.This is a lens to be used for its tremendously high image quality, not necessality for its fast performance in a low light situation. Remember it does not have OS.It's a must-have lens for APS-C camera users.
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
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As the lens is 12cm long I had to buy a telephoto-length camera bag to carry it attached to my 7D. That said, whatever you have to do to carry this lens around, do it - it is simply amazing! The picture quality gets better the wider the aperture, which is very rare. There is little or no distortion of any kind at any focal length. There is little or no CA even wide-open. The highlights in the picture are really well-controlled. The build quality is fantastic and the focus and zoom wheels are nicely damped. Given how ground-breaking this lens is, it actually didn't need to be this good. The fact that it is this good has to make it one of the best lenses ever made.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
This is a great lens.It looks brilliant, with special attention paid to its understated design and slick manufacture to enhance its image as a quality product.The build quality is very strong. The actions of zooming and focusing are incredibly smooth and satisfying to use.There are minial buttons or switches. Simplicity in design again.The images are very sharp.The autofocus is quick, though not as quick as my Canon prime (non-zoom) lenses.The item is quite big and heavy. It feels more 'reassuringly heavy' rather than a bad weight though.The lens length remains the same at all levels of zoom, with all the changes happening internally. This is neat and saves dirt and dust getting into the moving parts and destroying the smooth motion.It comes with a 3-year warranty from Sigma, though this may only be a limited offer... I'm not sure.The 1.8 aperture is superb for a zoom lens and means it's very versatile and capable in low-light. Coupled with the zoom ability as well, this hasn't been taken off my 60D since I bought it.I'm very happy with my purchase! Enjoy.
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