Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

B&H # SI5010018DCN MFR # 693955
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Product Highlights

  • Nikon F Mount/DX Format
  • 75-150mm (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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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 DX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, and provides a 75-150mm 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 Nikon F-mount DX-format DSLRs, where it provides a 75-150mm 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: 085126693558

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 specs

Focal Length 50 to 100mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 75 to 150 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
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 Nikon F is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Used the 50-100 f1.8 at a college gymnastic meet and got fantastic images. I was at floor level shooting in a gymnasium. The lens provided nice, sharp images. The Bokeh at 1.8 was wonderful. I was using the lens on a Nikon D500. Between the camera and lens, I was able to get nice sharp images at f1.8, ISO 1600, 1/1000th. The attached image was taken from a floor routine with the gymnast coming at me almost head on, no more than 30' away. I love this lens and the range is perfect for the closer action shots I take. Love it!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sigma does it again! Having owned the 18-35mm f/1.8 for a good while I expected quite a bit. This would be it! They both have a very pro quality feel to them and the spectacular results are quite fine. This weighs in just a tad lighter than a Nikon 70-200 f/2.8. The 82mm front element delivers a lot of light. Being much longer focal length than the 18-35mm the size and heft of this makes sense. You'll want a lens foot for your Arca tripod head. It is a lot of weight to cantilever. The built in lens collar is exceptionally solid with 90 degree detents and a locking thumb screw to keep it solid. The lens foot you need is the Kirk KLP-210. You'll need to flip the end of the foot so the 30 degree edge contacts the lens base. The folks at Kirk helped me verify it and steered me to it and it came today and fits like a glove. You can get one here at B&H. It says it is for the Fuji 100-400. but it fits this one perfectly.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One solid lens The lens just arrived today, and I've only got some grab shots. This is one solid piece of kit, and the feel is really super. It weighs more than other lenses I've had, but its compact enough that the weight is fairly localized, not ungainly. I did some focus adjustments at infinity and f/1.8 via the dock, but the closer things I'll be using this for seem right on out of the box. Obviously the depth of field at f/1.8 is paper thin. Speaking of paper thin... Here's an image of some money, shot under bad kitchen lighting, with a D7100, hand-held, at f/1.8... (ISO 3200)
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice mate to the 18-35mm f/1.8 Purchased this lens to simplify my bag. It is as sharp as I hoped. Very sharp and focuses quickly with the D500. I am pleased. My goal was to take advantage of the lens speed to shoot in low light at higher shutter speeds to minimize subject motion. The lens delivers. VR was not a factor in my decision but the lenses it is replacing don't have VR either (Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and Nikon 85mm f/1.8). It is a solid lens and it is heavy but it handles well and manual focusing is smooth.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this lens! It's that amazing! I read this lens was sharp, but it's razor sharp wide-open. Haven't used for work yet, but some testing has confirmed, this is a revolutionary lens. The build quality couldn't be any better, and it feels so nice in the hands. This lens is heavy (I don't mind), VR would have been nice, but I'll be just fine. Bokeh is creamy!
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Sigma Art Lens Winner Is it heavy ? Yes it is. But the resulting picture quality makes it worthwhile ! Was impressed with my Sigma 18-35mm Art lens and this companion 50-100mm lens is equally impressive. On my Nikon D7200 camera the resulting focal range for both lenses is 27mm to 150mm. Two f/1.8 lenses with this expanded focal range is amazing. Build quality is solid as are all the Art series lenses from Sigma. Focus was dead on, no in camera adjustments were required. Color and contrast were top rate, as good if not better then the 18-35mm. Tripod collar is not removable but can be rotated with indents at 90, 180 & 270 degrees. The optional Kirk tripod plate (KLP-210) is a perfect fit and provides a quick method for mounting to a tripod or monopod. What would I have liked different ? Vibration control and O-ring seal would have been nice but would have added to the size and cost of the lens.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love it I usually do not love lenses, but this has been one of my favorites yet. The focus is fast and accurate, working well with the Nikon d500. I've also found the images to be tack sharp in most instances. I normally use the lens either at 50 or 100. At 50 there is a slight, acceptable, amount of vignetting while at 100 the images are very sharp with a nicely compressed background. Its nice to have a zoom lens with prime-like qualitities.... but still not quite a prime. My only real complaint is the size. I do a lot of traveling in developing countries and find that I leave the camera in the bag too often because it being so large and flashy. Overall, this is my new favorite lens. Before it was the Fuji 55-140 f2.8 on the XT2.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dream Come True for Crop Sensor Shooters! Let me start by saying this lens is fantastic! There really isn't anything else like it (within the APS-C segment). I bought this to fill the iconic Full Frame range of 70-200mm f/2.8. Taking the crop factor into account, this lens lens gives equivalent focal range, depth of field and ISO (low light) performance of a 75-150mm f/2.7 in Full Frame terms. (on Nikon) While it does fall a little short in range of a proper Full Frame 70-200mm, this thing is so incredibly sharp that you can easily crop to recover those last 50mm of focal range and still produce a better image than any other lens on an APS-C body at that focal range. (note you do lose some depth of field doing so) This lens is also parfocal, which means that once you've attained focus, you may zoom in and out and your subject will remain in focus (providing you do not move yourself). This is a typically a video feature but it happens to have a neat effect with the focus breathing. Typically (from what I've experienced) when a lens focus breathes badly it will zoom wider when focusing on a subject that is really close to you. This is bad in portraiture when you're really looking for that full telephoto compression, in some 70-200mm lenses you can lose an effective 50-60mm of focal range when focusing at the minimum focal distance. However!!! This lens does the opposite, while it does still focus breathe, it actually zooms in tighter at the minimum focus distance!! Giving you more compression and a shallower depth of field! It's really quite fantastic. As far as build quality goes, it is truly top notch. It feels like an artisan piece of craftsmanship. It is very heavy, but not any heavier than its Full Frame 70-200mm counterparts. The focus and zoom rings feel very tight and sturdy, like a well oiled machine. It focuses very quickly, and produces extremely sharp beautiful images throughout the focal range and aperture range. It really is designed to shoot wide open and you will get beautiful images doing so! If I had one wish, it would be for weather sealing and Optical Stabilization. However you can work without, often in portraiture I will use a monopod with a quick release ball head so I can stabilize the lens quickly and then remove it from the monopod afterwards. All in total, another fantastic ART lens, and a dream come true for us APS-C crop sensor shooters!
Date published: 2016-05-16
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Designed for use with:

  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D3400
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon D5500
  • Nikon D5600
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon D7200
  • Nikon D7500
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