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

BH #SI183518DCSO • MFR #210-205
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Key Features
  • A-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 Sony A-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 Sony A-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 Sony A-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.

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
18 to 35mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 52.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
76.5° to 44.2°
Minimum Focus Distance
11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.23x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:4.3
Optical Design
17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.07 x 4.76" / 78 x 121 mm
Weight
1.78 lb / 810 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.455 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.05 x 4.85 x 4.65"

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

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.

Stellar performer

By RICHARD
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-27

After using the Sigma 18-35mm on the Sigma SD Quattro for a year I can say that it is outstanding. In hand it feels like a quality product, robust, weighty with smooth focusing, beautifully machined and well balanced. At 35mm wide open at f/1.8, it performs extreme well with sharpness into the far corners of the frame. By f/2.8 aperture image quality is impeccable. Excellent rendition and sharpness. Shooting at 18mm wide open at f/1.8 it is very sharp in the center with just a hint of softness in the extreme corners. By f/2 it is extremely sharp across the entire frame and corners. This is an amazing lens with superb color rendition and excellent micro-contrast. My only peeve is the position of the "AF to M" switch on the side, which is a bit stiff in changing from one position to the other. A great investment that should hold up well with an SA to L mount adapter. I don't hesitate to recommend this lens.

pure love lens

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-25

It's a beautiful piece of glass

favorite wide angle zoom for S35 cameras

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-27

The fast iris and quality makes this the most popular wide-angle zoom for S35 cameras. (but does not cover full frame sensors)

Love this Lens!

By Jeremiah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-27

I have a Sony A6000. Had to buy the Sigma EF-Mount Lenses to Sony E for this lens to work for me. but I LOVE it. I highly recommend this lens.

Yes let's go 2022

By Querubim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

This is without a doubt the best way to start the year with this lens 2022 will be amazing

Sigma

By Teresa
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

My purchase has met my expectations so far. I'm still learning things about it and so far love it!

Good for low light.

By Lawrence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

I was going to buy a 35 mm lens then I saw this one it it more versatile. Auto focus works well.

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question

CAn It use on Sony A7? Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
can I use this lens whit the Sony A7 II? whitout adapter?
Answered by: Jose A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

will this lens work on my Sony A77?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes.
Answered by: jpcullen
Date published: 2018-08-28

Which converter should I use for the a mount ...

Which converter should I use for the a mount version to an a6500?
Asked by: Mitchell
Hi, you should be using the Sony LA-EA3 adapter. I will post a link below https://bhpho.to/2bxLTPa
Answered by: Khalid
Date published: 2019-05-27

Its this lens compatible with Sony a350?

Its this lens compatible with Sony a350?
Asked by: Ron
Yes, this Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Art is compatible with the Sony a350.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2020-06-17

question

will this lens Autofocus fast on the nex7 using the LA_EA 2?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 will focus with TTL on the NEX7 with the use of the LAEA2 adapter.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this function well on a Sony A7III with an ...

Does this function well on a Sony A7III with an adapter?
Asked by: Christopher
the lens is for the small sensor cameras, not full frame
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-15

question

Will this lens with the Sony Alpha mount work with the a6300?
Asked by: Ishay
No, Sony Alpha Mount (A-Mount) lenses will not be compatible with Sony Mirrorless E-Mount Bodies like the a6300.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Works on Sony Alpha 77? (SLT)
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is compatible with the Sony A77, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-12-04
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