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

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

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

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


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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-56mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Five SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Overview

  • 1Description

Distinguished by a uniquely fast and versatile design, the Canon EF-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 Canon EF-mount cameras and provides a 28.8-56mm 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: 085126210540
In the Box
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF
  • LCF-72 III 72mm Lens Cap
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Canon EF Mount Lenses
  • Lens Hood for 18-35mm f/1.8 Art DC HSM Lens
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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    • 1Description

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

    Focal Length 18 to 35mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8 to 56mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8
    Minimum Aperture f/16
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 76.5 to 44.2
    Maximum Magnification 0.233x
    Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:4.3
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" / 28 cm
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 72 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.07 x 4.76" / 78 x 121 mm
    Weight 1.78 lb / 810 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.46 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.05 x 4.85 x 4.75"

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

    18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 470.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite lens! This is my first Sigma lens and I love it! The images are sharp and the lens is so much fun to shoot. Pros: Solid construction, heavy duty feel. The zoom and focus rings are extremely smooth to turn. Nice rubber grip adds to the solid feel. The lens never changes size, as you zoom or focus it all takes place internally. The images are very sharp. The button for auto/manual focus is nice and the included lens hood is great quality. Cons: This solid, rugged construction comes with a price, it is heavy, but manageable. In low light situations the autofocus does some hunting. Overall this lens is wonderful and I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-12-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sharp and fast... until it stopped working. This is the first lens I ever had to return to B&H. The second unit (replacement) just stopped focusing after four months of light use. I sent it to Sigma for repair under warranty. Second problem is also with the autofocus. I had to push the micro adjustment on my Canon 80D to the maximum at both ends of the zoom (18mm and 35mm) in order to get it to focus right. Any more correction and it would not have worked. If you are not familiar with the procedure for micro adjustments or your camera does not have the feature, forget about this lens. You HAVE to do it and make sure you select and de-select it every time you change lenses.
    Date published: 2016-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING LENS FOR VIDEO!!!!! This is a very versatile lens that offers a wide variety of filming options. The zoom is fantastic and smooth, and the focus is very precise. The best part about the focus is the range is wide, so you have the ability to be quite precise. The depth of field is shallow and creates a wonderful effect when pulling focus, but it opens up when doing a long/wide shot so it is easier to get a group or large object into focus. The construction is solid and durable. This is the lens to get if you are new to shooting video. I am not a photographer, so I can not comment on that. But I would imagine you would get great results with photography as well.
    Date published: 2016-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just hype My main use for this lens is to do video work, some landscape and street photography with a 7D MKII body. The sharpness of this lens is unbelievable, it puts my Canon L series 24-105 to shame plus has a much faster aperture! Two of the most common criticisms for this lens are its weight and autofocus issues. It isn't a light lens but that's not a deal breaker. It doesn't weigh a ton either. As far as autofocus, I mostly use manual even when doing stills. Though I did give the AF a go and had no problems, even in low lighting to nail the focus. This lens has convinced me that Sigma is a solid purchase for a much better price than comparable Canon glass.
    Date published: 2016-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharpest lens I have experienced I have realized what I have been missing since I got hold of DSLR. I had been wondering what difference does the lens make going from $ lenses to $+ lenses when every photographer in youtube points out. The photos taken from this lens is very sharp. Build quality is top notch. I was using 18-105mm Nikon earlier, i end up zooming in each photo. This Sigma 18-35mm is not a lot of zoom but makes you to move and use different perspectives which is important in photography. Long time amateur photographers having basic lens for so long and want to upgrade - this sigma 18-35 is the best. Just try it, you will love it.This lens is worth every $.
    Date published: 2015-11-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love and hate What can I say? I love the built quality, the image it produces, best zoom lens in low light situation, great for wedding, awesome for video. I love this lens. However, I hate the inconsistency of its focusing with my 7D. I am not sure, but I wonder it's because of the contrasty nature of this lens, the camera thinks its in focus when it's not. That's just my theory. Its focusing works more consistently when your subject is closer, which is 95% of the situations I would use this lens for. If you, however, are having difficult time with its auto-focus, then use it in liveview mode, so far I have got 100% correct focus with lens in liveview mode.
    Date published: 2014-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for low light shots of grandchildren I bought this lens December 2014 because my Canon 50mm F1.4 was not wide enough to photograph my grandchildren inside. I purchased this lens because of the wide 18mm and the F1.8. I love this lens. It is crisp and sharp. It lets me get great shots of my grandchildren, et al, in low light. It has great bokeh. I can get a lot closer to small subjects (flowers and insects) than I can with the 50mm F1.4. It is heavy. It does not have image stabilization, but the heaviness helps me to hold it steady. (I have trouble holding the 50mm F1.4 steady because it is so light.) I love it for macro shots, low light situations, and active grandchildren!
    Date published: 2016-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent lens I haven't noticed any issues with this lens. I use it with my T4 and mostly for portrait shots. I am able to get sharp images with nice blurry backgrounds - bokeh. I used to use a 17-55mm 2.8 and loved that lens but I think this one may be a little sharper. It just seems a little crisper but I could be wrong. The 17-55mm gave me great bokeh too if that is what you are looking for but the background on the 18-35mm Sigma seem a little sharper. This lens is also great for low light. My son's karate pictures came out great and the lighting sucks in the studio. And some of the pictures I took in Chicago at night look great.
    Date published: 2015-08-21
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    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


    I want to adapt this lens to my Sony fs5. Would it make more sense to order the EF mount version and use either the MC-11 or Metabones Mark4? OR.. Order it in the Sony A mount and then use Sony's A to E mount adapter? I believe Sony's native A mount of this lens won't go directly onto the fs5.
    Asked by: John
    You will get similar results whether you go Canon EF to Sony E or Sony A to Sony E adaptation. But, it is best to trust the results of the Sony to Sony functionality (eliminating a 3rd party product), so the Sony A mount to E mount adapter is recommended for the FS5.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2019-05-29


    How is this camera for handheld video without the image stabilization?
    Asked by: James C.
    I have used this lens with my Panasonic GH4 and metabones adapter several times handheld. The heaviness of the lens makes it better for handheld shots as long as you hold it right. I use a little image stabilization in post with some of the resulting clips since the lens has no built in image stabilization. I love this lens and keep it on my camera for all low light shooting, Bridesmaids getting ready shots and wedding reception dancing.
    Answered by: Timothy L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    What is the best,meta ones model for this lens on a gh4
    Asked by: Rod
    The Metabones T Smart Adapter for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Select Micro Four Thirds-Mount Cameras would be a great option.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I'm considering getting this lens for my Canon t6i. I've been reading reviews lately about the focusing issue with this lens, and I was wondering if anyone has ever had any problems using this lens with the Canon t6i?
    Asked by: Jason P.
    The Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 is a great lens and will work with your T6i. Sometimes lenses have back or front focusing issues. Sigma does offer a USB dock to fix any possible issues, if you are concerned; https://<a href= target= _blank ></a>
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    What Adapter to use Black Magic Pocket Cinema 4k? ...

    What Adapter to use Black Magic Pocket Cinema 4k? I have used this with my APS-C Ursa Mini 4.6k and loved it... I would love to use it for my BMP4k but what adapter would be best for APS-C to MFT?
    Asked by: John
    I dont have BMP4k, but I use on sony A7iii with MC11....heard there is a Metabones adapter.
    Answered by: sudhakar
    Date published: 2019-04-16

    I have an A6500 next to a Sigma MC-11 adapter. ...

    I have an A6500 next to a Sigma MC-11 adapter. would the auto focus of the Sigma 18-35 serve in my camera configuration in video mode?
    Asked by: Jose
    Yes it will. Autofocus does work for video when using the MC-11 adapter with this lens and the A6500.
    Answered by: Joseph
    Date published: 2019-04-07


    Is this lens compatible with the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K?
    Asked by: cyrus t.
    Yes, no problems
    Answered by: Bogdan G.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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