Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

B&H # SI5010018DCC MFR # 693954
Expected availability: Beginning of Feb 2019

Product Highlights

  • Canon EF Mount/APS-C Format
  • 80-160mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One SLD and Three FLD Elements
  • One High-Refractive Index Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Internal Zoom and Focus; MF Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Polycarbonate Diaphragm
  • Fixed, Rotating Tripod Collar
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Configuration: 50-100mm Lens

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Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 overview

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Pairing a versatile range of telephoto focal lengths with a fast constant maximum aperture, this 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens from Sigma is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-mount DSLRs, and provides an 80-160mm equivalent focal length range. The bright constant maximum aperture offers consistent low-light performance throughout the zoom range and also affords greater control over focus placement for shallow depth of field and selective focus applications. Complementing the versatile telephoto range is a sophisticated optical design that incorporates three F Low Dispersion elements, one Special Low Dispersion element, and one high-refractive index, high-dispersion glass element. This combination of low dispersion designs works to noticeably reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range, as well as deliver a high degree of contrast and clarity. Additionally, a Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting to benefit working in strong lighting conditions. An unprecedented combination of focal length and speed, this 50-100mm f/1.8 lens offers a variety of favored telephoto perspectives in combination with a flexible maximum aperture.

Complementing the imaging capabilities is a refined physical construction with internal focus and zoom mechanisms to limit the overall length of the lens during use. A Hyper Sonic AF motor affords quick focusing speeds and quiet performance as well as the ability to manually override focus at any time for greater control. Also suiting quick shooting applications, the nine-blade diaphragm has been constructed from fluorine-coated polycarbonate, along with a carbon feather film for exceptionally smooth, controlled performance when photographing at high shooting speeds. Contrasting this, a tripod collar is integrated into the design, too, for greater stability when working atop a tripod or monopod.

As part of the Art line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens' is designed to achieve truly notable optical performance and is ideally suited for creative and artistic applications.
Spanning a range of short telephoto focal lengths, this 50-100mm lens is designed for Canon EF-mount APS-C-format DSLRs, where it provides an 80-160mm equivalent focal length range.
Impressively fast f/1.8 constant maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions throughout the zoom range and also offers increased control over focus when working with selective focus techniques.
Three F Low Dispersion elements and one Special Low Dispersion element markedly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range. Additionally, one high-refractive index, high-dispersion glass element controls spherical aberrations for increased clarity and sharpness.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
The integrated HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) realizes quick and quiet autofocusing, which is further complemented by an optimized AF algorithm to produce smoother focusing performance. The HSM also permits full-time manual focus control simply by rotating the focus ring at any time.
An inner zoom and inner focus design limits the overall length of the lens during operation for more intuitive, controlled handling as well as faster performance.
The rounded nine-blade diaphragm is constructed from durable, fluorine-coated polycarbonate and also features a carbon feather film for smooth performance when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
The lens is constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material, along with traditional metals, for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations. The outside of the lens barrel is also engraved with the year of production.
The bayonet mount is constructed from brass for ensured accuracy and durability.
A fixed, rotating tripod collar offers increased stability when working from a tripod and integrates 90° click stops for intuitive switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.
This lens is compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuning different lens characteristics and updating its firmware.
UPC: 085126693541

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 specs

Focal Length 50 to 100mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 80 to 160 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 31.7° to 16.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.12' / 95 cm
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.7
Optical Design 21 Elements in 15 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Fixed - rotating
Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 3.68 x 6.72" / 93.5 x 170.7 mm
Weight 3.28 lb / 1490 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 5.9 x 5.8"

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 reviews

50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT GLASS! HOWEVER, BEWARE Now I want to start this review off correctly, this is a Sigma Art Lens, so, naturally, it creates stunning visuals and is a tank. It's a bit big, especially if you're putting it on any Sony (a7s, a7r, a6300, etc.) or Canon, or in my case the BMPCC. I'm using it with my Hoya UV IR 82mm filter along with my Genustech 82mm Eclipse Nd Fader Filter (Variable ND) and it seems to output some great images. Crip and I haven't noticed any vignetting with the filters on. All around, I think it's a solid piece of glass and if you are needing to zoom quickly for docs, weddings, or live events, I'd recommend using this alongside the Art 18-35mm f/1.8.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't praise Sigma enough. Canon L series Killer If you have read review after review, watched video after video and still land on my review, you are looking for a reason NOT to buy this lens. I have stopped using my Canon 70-200 IS II 2.8. That has been the industry bread winner for may photographers and video guys. Lens absolutely POOPS on canon L lens. I have the 18-35A and these two lenses are the only things I carry in my lens bag. Oh, and the Tokina 11-16. Love that lens too. Three lenses. KaBOOOOOOM. Paired with URSA mini and I honestly have a killer kit. Get it. Stop reading this ...add to cart and thank me later
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Lens This lens has turned out to be more than what I hoped for. I originally held off from buying with concerns about the size/weight of the lens and it not having any IS. But I am so glad I finally bought it. Yes it is best to put this lens on a tripod but I have done some hand-held shots that turned out with exceptional sharpness. I have two camera bodies, both with APS-C sensors so I get more than 100mm in reach. I love this lens for portraits. But no matter what you shoot it gives you beautiful images. This is my 4th Art Series lens and it is my favorite. The only thing I do not like about Sigma's Art Lenses is the lens cap--it pops off easily and it is tricky to put it on when you have the hood attached.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a solid investment. This is a lovely lens and a solid investment. It isn't cheap and it's also pretty hefty in size, but with a f/1.8 aperture and a sharp image, this lens is like having three prime lenses in one without ever having to switch between all three lenses. It is also parfocal, which means it doesn't lose focus of an object while zooming in (this is a great bonus for video shooters). Between this and the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 (which is also parfocal, and is somewhat of a macro lens to boot) you have a two-lens combo that is all you will most likely ever need.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens is FANTASTIC This lens is FANTASTIC, its better then the 18-35 1.8. YES it is big and heavy, does the fact that its F1.8 not mean anything to you about size and weight?. The people that say its not so sharp wide open need to MFA the lens or body because it is VERY VERY sharp wide open. The focus is dead on, not super fast but very accurate. I do notice a small amount of CA in very high contrast pics. The bokeh is very smooth. People that cant hand hold this lens need to work on a little technique. One more thing dont buy this lens because you read its Parfocal, ITS NOT.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not for complainers! This lens is heavy but worth the weight (in my opinion). Super sharp, good auto focus, and great image look. I'm sure those photographers that need something to complain about will do just that, but this lens is awesome.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from With great power comes great responsibility... This lens gets five stars because it is everything it says it is and there is really no lens out there like it. Portraits turn out beautiful. I would liken the image quality and bokeh to the Canon 135 F2 L - terrific and unique. 100mm shots wide open have produced some amazing images. It is nice to be able to get a 50mm and 100mm shot at 1.8 without changing lenses. Those both have different looks and the versatility here is very helpful. Some have said it is like having a set of prime lenses in one lens. With the exception of the size, I can't really argue with that - especially from an IQ standpoint. The focus is quick and accurate. I did a portrait session this weekend and of the 95 shots, 87 of them were focused exactly where I had the spot focus. Given user error, I would say that means it missed only about 4 or 5 times. At 50mm, I have yet to have a shot miss on focus. At 100mm at 1.8, the depth of field is so shallow that it requires great care when focusing on your subject. That is just the science of the lens. Even still, a great majority of my shots are right on and produce very nice and clear images. It is heavy, but that is to be expected of a 1.8 lens with a 50mm zoom range (also the specs list it at 3.28 lbs, same as the Canon 70-200 2.8 II). It is big, again, to be expected. The tripod collar does not come off. At first, I thought this would be an issue, but you can rotate it to a position that is out of the way. After I did that, honestly, I forgot about it until writing this review. The build quality is terrific. Zoom and focus rings are big and smooth, and it also looks great Not that that matters, but it is always nice. Overall, I am extremely pleased with this lens. Paired with the 18-35 1.8, this is a terrific combination. I basically have constant aperture 1.8 aperture from 18mm to 100mm. Which takes care of just about every portrait need I have. Here are a couple of sample images taken wide open to show the bokeh and strength of this lens. Judge these on the bokeh as the previews I have uploaded do not look as clear as the image I have on my computer. Going to upload them anyway. Perhaps once I submit the review that will change. On my Macbook Retina, the face of the statue is very clear. Hope that shows here.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent lens but heavy I had a great experience with this lens, it is very sharp and the bokeh is absolutely beautiful. But I shot an entire wedding with it (10 straight hours) and it was a real pain from shoulder arm, wrist through the hand. I wish it would be weight lighter than it is. I finally I decided to return it back. If you think of yourself a fit and strong-arm photographer, then don't think twice on buying it.
Date published: 2016-07-15
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  • Blackmagic Design URSA 4K
  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K
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  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
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