Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens announced, Price, Specs, Where to Buy

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You might think the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is just another rumors talked about early today. While a breaking news from Sigma that they confirmed the this super f/1.8 zoom lens. Now this 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens is just a new lens at Sigma’s Art line.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens now officially announced, and is designed for APS-C DSLRs.

FeaturesSpecsLens construction | Vignetting | MTF Chart | Price & Where to Buy | Release Date | Images and Hands-on Previews | Sample Images

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens features:
Image quality until now found only in a fixed focal length lens. The definitive large-aperture APS-C format standard zoom lens.

A large-aperture fixed focal length lens is great for achieving expressive bokeh effects and enjoying ultra-high optical performance. On the other hand, photographers often need to change the angle of view to properly capture the scene that presents itself. To solve this decades-long dilemma, Sigma proudly introduces the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM next-generation large-aperture APS-C format standard zoom lens for digital SLR cameras. Taking on the challenge of creating the world’s first* wide-aperture lens to offer an aperture of F1.8 throughout the zoom range, Sigma has succeeded in creating a zoom lens that offers the same high optical performance of a fixed focal length lens. These outstanding performance characteristics are especially apparent in an APS-C format camera, since it has a slightly greater depth of focus than a full-frame camera. This is a revolutionary lens that overturns preconceptions while expanding the range of photographic expression.

The full realization of the Art product concept for you to hold in your own hands and appreciate with your own eyes.

Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and tremendous expressive power, our new Art line of lenses delivers top-level image quality. With unsurpassed expressive performance, these lenses reach the high standards demanded by photographers with an artistic, creative inclination. Along with landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, they’re perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots and many other scenes. The full realization of the Art concept, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is the perfect flagship. Hold it in your own hands and appreciate it with your own eyes.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens specs:
Lens Construction 17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum aperture F16
Filter size φ72㎜
Angle of view (35mm equivalent) 76.5° – 44.2°
Minimum focusing distance 28cm/11.0in.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) φ78㎜x 121mm/3.1in. x 4.8in.
Number of diaphragm blades 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio 1:4.3
Weight 810g / 28.6oz.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens construction:

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Vignetting

Vignetting

MTF chart

MTF chart

Price and Where to Buy

The price of Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is $799. Available for pre-order now.

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Release Date

The release date for Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is not available yet, we will update when available.

Product Images and Hands-on Preview

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Hands-on Preview from ephotozine:

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Canon Mount,  on Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i
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Sample Images

See Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens with Canon 600D sample images.