Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Lens Summary

Brand: Sigma
Also Known As: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: APS-C / DX
Focus: Autofocus
Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony Alpha
Release Date: 2013-04-18
MSRP Price: $799 (Check Current Price)
Made in: Japan
Infrared Rating: Good
Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is the first zoom lens ever to achieve a maximum aperture of f/1.8 throughout the zoom range. It is a wide aperture, standard zoom-lens for digital single lens reflex cameras with APS-C size sensors. The lens has a focal range equivalent to 27mm - 52.5mm in a 35mm format and it can cover the angles of view of multiple fixed focal length lenses. This wide aperture, standard zoom lens enables the photographer to expand creative possibilities on any occasion.
Photography Life Review Summary: Overall, I am very impressed by the performance of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM. It is certainly a game changer, not only because it is the first f/1.8 zoom lens in history, but also because it is a stellar performer. I cannot wait to see more lenses like this from Sigma in the future. If I owned a DX / APS-C camera, the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 would have been one of my first candidates for everyday photography. Read the full Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Review by Photography Life.


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

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length18-35mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony Alpha
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)APS-C / DX
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio1.94x
Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)76.5°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)44.2°
Optical Information
Lens Elements17
Lens Groups12
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements5
Aspherical Elements4
Nano CoatingNo
Super Multi-Layer CoatingNo
Focus Information
FocusAutofocus
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.28m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions78 x 121mm
Weight810g
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM MTF Chart

Sample Images

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