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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Sigma SA

BH #SI183518DCS • MFR #210-110
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Sigma SA
Key Features
  • SA-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-52.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Five SLD Elements
Distinguished by a uniquely fast and versatile design, the Sigma SA-mount Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is an Art-series zoom, covering wide-angle to normal focal lengths. Separating itself from the pack, this zoom features an exceedingly bright f/1.8 constant maximum aperture, which suits its use in difficult lighting conditions and offers impressive depth of field control throughout the zoom range. The optical design incorporates a series of SLD and aspherical elements, which help to achieve high clarity and sharpness by suppressing various aberrations, color fringing, and distortion. A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been applied, too, which controls lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Balancing the optical merits, this 18-35mm also sports an advanced Hyper Sonic Motor, along with an internal focusing design, to promote fast, quiet, and precise autofocus performance.
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Overview

Distinguished by a uniquely fast and versatile design, the Sigma SA-mount Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is an Art-series zoom, covering wide-angle to normal focal lengths. Separating itself from the pack, this zoom features an exceedingly bright f/1.8 constant maximum aperture, which suits its use in difficult lighting conditions and offers impressive depth of field control throughout the zoom range. The optical design incorporates a series of SLD and aspherical elements, which help to achieve high clarity and sharpness by suppressing various aberrations, color fringing, and distortion. A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been applied, too, which controls lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Balancing the optical merits, this 18-35mm also sports an advanced Hyper Sonic Motor, along with an internal focusing design, to promote fast, quiet, and precise autofocus performance.

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.
Wide-to-normal zoom is designed for APS-C-format Sigma SA-mount cameras and provides a 27-52.5mm equivalent focal length range.
Impressively bright constant f/1.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Five Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements are featured in the optical design and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Four aspherical elements are used to help limit distortion and spherical aberrations and also contribute to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
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.
Integrated HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), along with an internal focusing system, realizes quick and quiet autofocus, 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.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations. Additionally, a brass bayonet affords improved mounting accuracy and rigidity.
This lens is compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuning different lens characteristics and updating its firmware.
UPC: 085126210564

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Specs

Focal Length18 to 35mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 52.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSigma SA
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View76.5° to 44.2°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:4.3
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 4.76" / 78 x 121 mm
Weight1.78 lb / 810 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 4.9 x 4.75"

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Reviews

I can see why people love this lens

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

The image quality out of this lens is amazing, great focal range, great bokeh and a nice, constant wide aperture. This is a very good lens for covering events, protest, direct actions, etc. It is bulky and heavy, but that's just a limitation of physics.

Great Lens. Great Price.

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

This is a really great lens for the price.

THANK YOU

By WISNY
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

VERY GOOD PRICE AND SERVICE , IM START TO USE IT . THANK YOU SO MUCH

Fantastic speed

By Baxter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

Great products!!

Ok lens

By Matthew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

The lens is ok. I really enjoy the aperture of 1.8, the quality amd design of the body is fantastic and Sigma put a lot of thought into the lens. However, for the price paid, I'd expect the sharpness to be significantly better. I actually get more sharpness out of my 18-55mm kit lens (about $250) than I do this lens. The auto-focus motors are quite, however, they are still on the slightly slow end (for me). I find that I'm faster in manual focus mode than the lens is. Overall, the lens is a quality piece of glass ,you will take fantastic photos with it, and it will remain in my collection for years to come. Just be aware of the issues with its image sharpness.

Sharp, Light, Fantastic

By Samuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

This lens is perfect as a replacement or upgrade for your kit lens.

Pictures are crisp !!

By Arjun
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-18

Yes, this is just a kit lens variant but the pictures are sharper and quiet handy. Does weigh a bit but the accessories that come with it makes it handy carry around.

No for videographers, weighty, incompatible follow focus dev

By Mauricio
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-17

I used the lens in a BMPpro 6k. It is a weighty lens for its low zoom range. The use of the lens in a Gimbal makes it too heavy with all the set (DJI RS 2 Gimbal). You can move through the gimbal the focus, but if you buy the follow focus(DJI Ronin 3D Focus System) you won't be able to use it, it does not work. The main disadvantage of this lens is you can not use it with follow focus devices. The focus ring does not have a final stop. When the focus reaches the limits, the ring can move and move. This makes it impossible to use it with devices like (Tilta Tiltaing FF-T06 Mini Follow Focus) and be accurate. The use of the rings for focus and zoom are heavy, so you must put more pressure to move them, causing camera movements. If you plan to use autoexposure on the f stops, it becomes a noisy lens; you can hear the ring moving in the recordings. The quality image is ok, but I dont find it superior to any other standard lens.

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question

Is it compatible with Sony Alpha 77? (SLT)
Asked by: Anonymous
This particular version of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is designed for use with Sigma cameras and is not compatible with the Sony A77. The version designed for Sony A mount can be found here: http://bhpho.to/1pSU3zZ
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Dear sir,Please let me know whether this lens is compatible with the canon cameras. if yes which models of the canon camera series is it compatible with?
Asked by: Anonymous
Sigma lenses are made for other cameras, too, but for Sigma will only attach to Sigma SA digital bodies.
Answered by: Mel L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

I want to buy the best standard zoom lens for ...

I want to buy the best standard zoom lens for Canon 77d(APSC). My usage- travel, portraits,kids,indoor events, family events(indoor). Thanks in advance. Sigma 18-35 or canon 17-55 f 2.8 or sigma 17-50 2.8....which is best ?
Asked by: B.R.
The Canon EF-S 17-55 2.8 is the best. It has fast focusing, image stabilization, is very sharp, and has longer zoom range. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/425812-USA/Canon_1242B002AA_EF_S_17_55mm_f_2_8_IS.html
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-12-02

Does it work on a full frame 6d?

Does it work on a full frame 6d?
Asked by: Caili
Unfortunately no, it is for crop frame cameras only. You can use this 16-35mm lens instead: https://bhpho.to/2NwVDuX
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-10-31

is eye AF will work with this lens if you put ...

is eye AF will work with this lens if you put sony adaptor or mc-11 for e-mount camera?? my camera is sony A6600
Asked by: Manuel
specific technologies work well the all items of the same manufacturer
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-14

question

I have Canon 60D with 18-200mm lens. Will Sigma 18-35mm good choice for next lens to produce better quality for Day / Night time photography ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will, the overall optical quality of this lens is better than those used in super-zooms such as the 18-200mm lens, and with a wide aperture of f1.8, it is ideal for use in low light situations.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Which one is better? Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF ...

Which one is better? Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF DX AF-S Nikkor, or Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Art ?
Asked by: Paul
I've had the 17-55 for years ... it's served me well. It does offer wider/more convenient focal range but the Sigma 18-35 is sharper than my copy of the Nikon 17-55.
Answered by: Maurice
Date published: 2020-10-14

question

i know this is for crop sensor. but will it work on full frame without a huge black edge around the image? this lens seems amazing!!
Asked by: Anonymous
From most all reviews I have seen, typically, everyone does state that the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Canon is an amazing lens as you mention. However, as the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Canon is designed for APS-C cameras, it should not be used on a full-frame camera. Trying to do so may damage the reflexing mirror in the camera or the rear element of the lens, or both, and as it is designed for the smaller APS-C sensor, there would be a black border around the edge of the frame where the larger sensor is looking at the outer edge of the lens' housing.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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