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About Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Canon is a wide-angle to normal-length zoom lens that features a fast, bright constant f/1.8 maximum aperture. It is specifically designed for use with APS-C-sized sensors and provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8-56mm.

The lens integrates one aspherical element into its construction as well as Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to help minimize various aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range as well as provide greater image sharpness and clarity. A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been applied to lens elements to reduce surface reflections, lens flare and ghosting to produce images with higher contrast and color fidelity. The lens barrel design is constructed from a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material that is akin to metal in texture and resistance to temperature and environmental changes while also remaining lightweight and compact. An internal focusing and zooming mechanism also helps to maintain a compact and consistent overall length and non-rotating front ring also better enables the use of circular polarizing filters. For control of focus, a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) is used to ensure fast, precise and quiet focusing capabilities that are well suited to continuous shooting and movie recording.

For updating lens firmware and fine-tuning its nuances to best suit your personal shooting, this lens is compatible with the Sigma USB Dock. The dock allows you to specify certain parameters and other settings through the Sigma Optimization Pro software, such as AF speed and focusing limitations.

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 Features

  • This lens is part of Sigma's Art line; deeming it well-suited to creative image making due to its large, constant f/1.8 maximum aperture and ability to produce aesthetic bokeh by way of a nine-blade circular diaphragm
  • One aspherical lens element, as well as the incorporation of SLD glass, help to minimize the appearance of distortions and aberrations throughout the zoom range and provide clear imagery with enhanced sharpness
  • The Hyper Sonic Motor provides fast, quiet and smooth auto focusing that is well-suited for use with video applications. This AF motor can also be manually overridden at any time by rotating the focusing ring, giving you the ability to fine-tune image sharpness through manual focusing
  • Constructed using a TSC compound material, this lens is lightweight while also exhibiting notable durability and resistance to environmental changes
  • An internal focusing and zooming mechanism helps to maintain a consistent overall lens length and a non-rotating front ring facilitates more efficient use of circular polarizers
  • Compatible with Sigma's USB Dock and Sigma Optimization Pro software for fine-tuning your lens' performance, updating its firmware and better suiting it to your needs

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 Specifications

Focal Length
18 - 35mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28.8 - 56mm
Aperture
Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type
Canon EF
Format Compatibility
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View
73.8deg. - 42.2deg.
Minimum Focus Distance
11" (27.94cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
1:4.3
Groups/Elements
12/17
Diaphragm Blades
9
Image Stabilization
No
Autofocus
Yes
Filter Thread
Front: 72mm
Dimensions (Dell)
Approx. 3.07 x 4.76" (7.79 x 12.09cm)
Weight
1.78 lbs (0.80kg)
Mfr #
210-101
SKU
SG1835DCEOS

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4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it!

I have only had this a short time but so far I'm loving it! The 1.8 makes a huge difference! I would recommend this lens to anyone!

Reviewed by 15 customers

 
5.0

Great quality

By

I have only shot a few images with this lens. I'm using a Nikon D3000 and the images taken with this Sigma lens is on par with my Nikon 50 1.8. It feels a bit heavy, but that's because I'm used to my prime lens. Time will tell if I'm going to miss the focal length between 35-50, but my main purpose of buying this lens was to have a nice wide angle and replace my kit 18-55.

 
5.0

My BEST Crop Sensor lens!

By

I use this lens for portrait, landscape, wildlife, weddings, and HDR photos. It is my number 1 all around lens. This lens is as sharp as an canon L lens. Pro quality at a affordable price.

 
5.0

More than I expected

By

I haven't found anything bad with this lens, outside the weight. It is great for those low light situations as well using it as a standard wide angle. I may have a chance soon, to use it for a interior design photography project. I can see the Sigma 18 - 35 will work great for that.

 
5.0

Love it Love it Love it

By

Great walk around lens very sharp

 
5.0

Love it Love it Love it

By

Things that are great about it very sharp

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of The Best Cine Lenses

By

This lens is absolutely beautiful! The construction is amazing, the build quality is unreal, the glass is superb, the images you get with this lens are truly like no other. I'm currently using this on my Panasonic GH4 W/metabones speedbooster and it's hands down my favorite lens. Wildly shallow DOP and amazing looking bokeh. I love the fact that if you're like a foot off, you'll lose focus meaning this should be used primarily for closeups or super wide landscape shots. Personally I know everyone likes to use telephotos for closeups, but I find with wide lenses closeups really come alive especially with this Sigma lens. The ONLY gripe I have is that with the metabones adapter and this particular lens' weight, I feel like there is soooo much weight in the front of the cam that if I'm not careful the lens is gonna snap off haha, and that wouldn't be good. I use it handheld a lot for photos and video so that's one thing that worries me and you should be weary of if you're not using the mount this was built for (Nikon G). And I think its absolutely amazing that the aperture stays the same when zooming all the way in or out... the BEST feature about this lens! Other than that, this lens gets a 9/10 rating!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My new favorite lens hands down

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This lens just made me even more happier with my Nikon D7100 purchase this year and I feel it pushed the performance past the D600 in sharpness and now in low light ability. Sigma hit it out of the park with the 18-35mm F/1.8. It's totally worth the weight penalty. I'll carry this lens up any mountain and has made me pretty much feel confident to dump my primes, out of my bag. Still probably worth keeping them around, but they feel redundant. I also have a 17-70mm F/2.8 Contemporary lens and love it. Sigma is really stepping up their game and going high end at affordable prices. I probably won't own any Nikon lenses in 2014. If you shoot video with your camera, this lens is a must have. Did some candle light Christmas dinner recording and was blown over with the quality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it!!!

By

Love this lens. Just received it tonight and I can't stop playing with it. Build quality is solid, focus is silent, and good grief is it sharp! It's very heavy but I actually like that. It's also nice that no outer parts move when it focuses or zooms so you can hold it anywhere.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent lens

By

I have one on back order for my d7100 but I rented one a few days ago and all I can say is excellent lens. A little heavier than the plastic Nikon lenses but image quality more than makes up for it.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fast Sigma zoom is a must have.

By

I just received my Sigma 18-35 F/1.8 zoom and it promptly payed it's way on a recent shoot. I spent a full day shooting candid action in a poorly lit auditorium, and came out with tack sharp images that would have been impossible with a slower lens. I've used Nikkor lenses for over 40 years, but the quality of this Sigma lens rivals the best that Nikon has to offer. As with all fast glass, the lens is as bit on the heavy side, but it will become a regular in my bag. I travel often and this will always be one of my travel lenses.

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RICHARD S  I'm trying to compare this lens with the Canon 17-40mm. I have two other "L" series lens and have no problems with them. However the Canon is a f4.0 and the Sigma is f1.8 which I thinks says a lot. For the most part I will be using this lens inside. Does anyone have any feedback between the two lens? Thank you
TIM F  Well, I haven't compared the two myself, but I do own the Sigma and it is extremely sharp! Most tests show it meeting or exceeding primes from Canon and Zeiss (see dpreview-dot-com). Of course there's a little less coverage, and the sucker is heavy, but if you can live with that, it's a deal.
RICHARD S  Tim thanks for the reply. Have you had and auto focus issues with the Sigma lens?
RICHARD S  I'm trying to compare this lens with the Canon 17-40mm. I have two other "L" series lens and have no problems with them. However the Canon is a f4.0 and the Sigma is f1.8 which I thinks says a lot. For the most part I will be using this lens inside. Does anyone have any feedback between the two lens? Thank you
TIM F  Well, I haven't compared the two myself, but I do own the Sigma and it is extremely sharp! Most tests show it meeting or exceeding primes from Canon and Zeiss (see dpreview-dot-com). Of course there's a little less coverage, and the sucker is heavy, but if you can live with that, it's a deal.
RICHARD S  Tim thanks for the reply. Have you had and auto focus issues with the Sigma lens?
RICHARD S  I'm trying to compare this lens with the Canon 17-40mm. I have two other "L" series lens and have no problems with them. However the Canon is a f4.0 and the Sigma is f1.8 which I thinks says a lot. For the most part I will be using this lens inside. Does anyone have any feedback between the two lens? Thank you
TIM F  Well, I haven't compared the two myself, but I do own the Sigma and it is extremely sharp! Most tests show it meeting or exceeding primes from Canon and Zeiss (see dpreview-dot-com). Of course there's a little less coverage, and the sucker is heavy, but if you can live with that, it's a deal.
RICHARD S  Tim thanks for the reply. Have you had and auto focus issues with the Sigma lens?
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