Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art For Nikon Reviews

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art For Nikon
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Expert Reviews: 
 4.4
User Reviews: 
 4.9
 
 
Pros: fast/bright lens, very sharp, great built quality, nice bokeh AF on mirror-less cameras (with LA EA3 on the A6300, BUT only in AF-C mode) is very reliable, even in dim light (with the iris open
Cons: Slow focus (but for an 18-35mm f1.8 which i do not intend to use for sports, it's OK), CA (but as I shoot raw, no problem in post processing), weight (again, it's an f1.8 lens, it simply can't be that lightweight) Focusing on SLR (those with that clapping mirror) is inaccurate, not correctable with...
Verdict: I bought this lens for my A77 and was very disappointed 'cause the AF was very unreliable, OK for people, but horrible for landscape. Tried to fix it with the Sigma docking station, but that only works if you have a clear front- or back-focus on the lens and you don't have the possibility to correct...

Read full review at LensTip.com
1 year ago
LensTip.com
 

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM "Art"

 
4.4
Pros: Constant F1.8 aperture throughout zoom range, Excellent build quality throughout the lens' construction, Large focus and zoom rings are perfectly dampened and easy to find and grasp, Capable of shallow-depth of field wide angle portraits, The only fast and wide angle solution for Pentax's many...
Cons: Not weather-sealed despite excellent build quality and both internal zoom and focusing, Dreadful autofocus accuracy when using PDAF (looking through viewfinder, Bokeh can be jarring with highlights, producing "frog-egg" or "donut" ring bokeh, Stark color, temperature, and contrast shift from wide...
Verdict: During Photokina in 2012, Sigma officially announced a re-structuring of their entire lens lineup, declaring that all future lenses would each be part of one of three new product lines: "Contemporary" for affordable consumer lenses, "Sport" for fast and weather-sealed telephoto lenses, or "Art" for...

Read full review at pentaxforums.com
3 years ago
pentaxforums.com
 

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review

 
3.5
Pros: Terrific image quality, Wide f/1.8 aperture, Snappy autofocus
Cons: Short zoom doesn't do much, May be overkill for APS-C users, Flaky lens cap
Verdict: Sigma's 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM ($800) is a formidable piece of glass if you're looking for a medium focal length (short, if you're shooting full frame), wide aperture add-on for your DSLR, provided you've got the budget for an $800 lens.

Read full review at Digitaltrends
4 years ago
Digitaltrends
 

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

 
4.5
Verdict: When it was announced roughly a year ago, Sigma's 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens was the first of its type with a constant f/1.8 maximum aperture. Designed exclusively for cameras with APS-C sized sensors, it covers the 35mm equivalent of 29-56mm on Canon DSLRs and 27-52mm on other bodies.

Read full review at PhotoReview
4 years ago
PhotoReview
 

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Lens: On Assignment: Photographing Denver's Forney Museum Of Transportation

Verdict: Sigma's 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is part of their DC series of lenses designed for APS-C-sized sensors so the imaging circle is matched to the size of the sensor. For this assignment, I used a Canon EOS 60D with a 22.3x14.9mm sensor, producing an equivalent angle of view of a 28-56mm lens.
4 years ago
Shutterbug
 

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

Verdict: The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is built for APS-C format cameras, providing a 27-52.5mm equivalent full frame field of view. At 1.78 lbs, the lens is not quite a bear; however, you'll definitely notice an increase and size and weight from other variable aperture zoom lenses built for APS-C...

Read full review at review.photographybay.com
4 years ago
review.photographybay.com
 

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM | A ("Art") - Review / Test Report

 
4.5
Verdict: We are a little late with this review but finally here it is ... our test of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "Art" (Canon mount, Nikon will follow eventually). The lens produced quite some buzz when it was released earlier this year.

Read full review at photozone.de
4 years ago
photozone.de
 

Lens Test: Sigma 18–35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Verdict: When the announcement of Sigma's new 18–35mm lens arrived, some of our staffers chuckled upon opening the e-mail. Why? Because of what appeared to be a typo in the headline: Instead of f/2.8, it quoted f/1.8 as the maximum aperture!

Read full review at Pop Photo
4 years ago
Pop Photo
 
 
4.0
Verdict: When sigma announced that it was developing the world's first zoom lens to feature a super-fast, fixed aperture of f/1.8 throughout the focal length range, the news certainly turned some heads in the photography world.
4 years ago
Photo answers
 

Sigma's fast, wide-angle zoom lens classes up your APS-C body

 
4.0
Pros: The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens currently occupies a unique spot as a wide-aperture zoom lens built specifically for APS-C mounts.
Cons: Lacks optical stabilization
Verdict: As long as it stays at a sub-$1,000 price, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens will be a great deal for photographers using APS-C dSLRs.
4 years ago
CNET
 
Verdict: The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is a true game changer. I may not be a technical guru, but I love to snap pictures. I use my camera every day, and am always looking for new, incredible equipment that enhances my ability to capture a moment.

Read full review at photo.net
4 years ago
photo.net
 

REVIEW: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A Lens Review

Verdict: Handling and features This much anticipated standard zoom lens for APS-C format cameras sports a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range and silent internal focusing with full time manual override.

Read full review at photodo
4 years ago
photodo
 

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Review

 
4.8
Pros: f/1.8 maximum aperture, Excellent image quality, Full-time MF option, Very good sharpness
Cons: Not full-frame coverage, Somewhat weighty, Modest 2x zoom range
Verdict: Ground-breaking f/1.8 maximum aperture wide-angle zoom for APS-C DSLRs gets a workout
4 years ago
What Digital Camera
 

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Review

 
5.0
Pros: f/1.8 maximum aperture, Excellent image quality, Full-time MF option, Very good sharpness
Cons: Not full-frame coverage, Somewhat weighty, Modest 2x zoom range
Verdict: Few lenses provoke genuine excitement in hardened photo journalists but Sigma's new 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom is a very deserving exception. Not only does it feature a constant aperture across its zoom range but, for the first time ever, that aperture is a staggering f/1.8 from 18mm right through to 35mm.

Read full review at TrustedReviews
4 years ago
TrustedReviews
 
 
4.3
Pros: Super fast constant F1.8 maximum aperture, Excellent optics, even wide open, Fast, silent autofocus, Solid build quality without being over-heavy, Compatible with Sigma's USB dock and Optimization Pro software
Cons: Restricted zoom range, Needs detailed AF microadjustment for best results, Inconsistent autofocus in difficult conditions even after microadjustment, Physically rather large for a standard zoom
Verdict: The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM was announced to widespread excitement, if only for the company's sheer ambition in making such a fast zoom. But this inevitably came with a degree of scepticism - it's hard enough to make an F2.8 zoom that's really sharp wide open, so could an F1.8 zoom possibly work?

Read full review at DP Review
4 years ago
DP Review
 

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

 
5.0
Verdict: The word "groundbreaking" seems inadequate for describing the awesomeness of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens. The primary reason for that awesomeness is the not-seen-in-any-other-zoom-lens f/1.8 aperture.
5 years ago
The Digital Picture
 

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

Verdict: On paper the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM effectively replaces fast 28mm, 35mm and 50mm equivalent optics in your camera bag, saving space and money whilst offering the convenience of a zoom lens.
5 years ago
PhotographyBLOG
 

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

 
4.5
Pros: Sharp. Wide aperture. Reasonable price tag. Available for several camera systems
Cons: Big. No optical stabilization. Some wide-angle barrel distortion.
Verdict: Prior to the introduction of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM ($799 direct) lens shutterbugs with APS-C D-SLR cameras had to make a choice when it came to lens functionality. You can go with a zoom lens and cover a range of focal lengths, but even top-end models only opened up to f/2.8.
5 years ago
PC Magazine
 

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review

 
4.5
Pros: Sharp, Wide aperture, Reasonable price tag, Available for several camera systems
Cons: Big, No optical stabilization, Some wide-angle barrel distortion, Modest zoom ratio
Verdict: The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM delivers on its promise; it boasts the speed and sharpness of a prime lens, along with the convenience of a zoom. (4.5 out of 5) Editor's Choice Pros Sharp Wide aperture Reasonable price tag Available for several camera systems Cons Big No optical stabilization Some...
5 years ago
ecoustics.com
 

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A Lens Review

 
4.5
Pros: Excellent sharpness, Constant f/1.8 aperture, Low falloff for an f/1.8 lens, Good build quality, Reasonably priced
Cons: No real issues to report
Verdict: Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A standard zoom lens.
5 years ago
ePHOTOzine
 

I really wanted to like it.... but had to send it back (terrible af)

 
5.0
Verdict: I really wanted to like this lens and I had put off buying it for a long time, with a lot of anxiety about the reported focusing problems. In the end Amazon offered it for a good price and I thought I would give it a go, knowing that I could send it back.

Read full review at Amazon
3 months ago
Amazon
 

New Sigma User.

 
5.0
Verdict: Have only used the new lens for a few days. But I must say I am pleased with its capabilities. Really am liking the small focal settings to achieve bokeh effects on closeups. The ability to change from 18-35 mm is very convenient.

Read full review at Amazon
4 months ago
Amazon
 

Superb lens for crop frame cameras

 
5.0
Verdict: This is a fantastic wide-angle zoom lens for cropped sensor cameras. It is fantastic for low light photography, and has superb image quality throughout its zoom range even at f1.8. The zoom is smooth, has quick autofocus. The price is very good for a lens of this quality.

Read full review at UK Digital
6 months ago
UK Digital
 

Phenomenal image quality

 
5.0
Verdict: I don't need to re-state what others have already said. This lens is heavy, big, only a 2x zoom, and produces absolutely phenomenal images. I mount it to my A6500 all the time (with the MC-11 adapter), and it never disappoints. Highly recommended.

Read full review at amazon.ca
9 months ago
amazon.ca
 

F1.8 Aperture Will Give You Bokeh Shots And this is very awesome lens for youtubers and videographers

 
5.0
Verdict: After purchasing a Camera we need a good lens for our video and pictures and if you are a photographer then canon 70-200 better then 18-35 but if you want a budget lens then buy it. Sigma 18-35 With f/1.8 Aperture Make This Thing awesome. * 1.
1 year ago
amazon.in
 

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens is A Superb Work of Engineering

 
4.0
Verdict: I'm a documentary filmmaker &I bought this lens for my Canon C100 Mark II. It's the worlds best lens of its kind, being F/1.8 and a zoom lens, it enables you to shoot footage that's amazing in low light which far surpasses any other lens I own.

Read full review at B&H Photo
1 year ago
B&H Photo
 
 
5.0
Verdict: I have no hesitation in joining the chorus of praises for this lens as far as pure optics and ground breaking parameters. If you want to replace 2-3 prime lenses and can adjust to the size and weight, this is lens can do the job, but for me, the limited range and lack of stabilization made it a...
2 years ago
Adorama
 

Amazing! Unmatched!

 
5.0
Verdict: Unlock the full potential of your camera. This lens is as sharp or sharper than my prime lenses. It has a professional quality build to go along with the unmatched sharpness. If you want to get serious about your photos then this lens covers you from 18-35mm (27-53mm).
3 years ago
Overstock
 

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lense For Nikon

 
5.0
Pros: Everything is Good
Verdict: Worth the money, lens is good
3 years ago
Souq
 

If you don't own this lens, then what are you waiting for?

 
5.0
Verdict: The best lens out of my collection. there are only two lenses I take out, 24 - 70mm F2.8 and now this Sigma 18-35mm F 1.8. This also works perfectly with my BMCC. Talk about sharpness. X) Very satisfied with this purchase.
3 years ago
Ebay
 
 
5.0
Verdict: A product of perfection. Beats all the other lences in the range provided by NIKON or CANON.
3 years ago
snapdeal.com
 

Couldn't be Happier! All my reviews

 
5.0
Verdict: This lens has not been off my D7100 since it arrived. Produces beautiful images in all sorts of situations. Pure Magic. Buy one and you will not be disappointed. Does anyone want a kit lensI don't. Camerasdirect, thanks for the Great Service and for having it in stock!

Read full review at Camerasdirect
4 years ago
Camerasdirect
 
 
5.0
Pros: Excellent build and image quality
Cons: One needs to use this lens with care due to the shallow depth of field
Verdict: This is a classy lens for APS sensor cameras in every way. Build quality is first rate with smooth zoom and focusing action. It is a perfect match for my Canon 70D (or a 7D) Image quality stopped down is razor sharp with virtually no distortion or vignetting.

Read full review at Photography Review
4 years ago
Photography Review
 

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A" review by Nikonuser

Pros: Sharp, price f1.8
Cons: Weight
Verdict: I replace my Tamron 17-50 f2.8 by this lens and I do not regret. It is sharp and on my D7100 it is a perfect match. The only negative comment, it is a big and heavy lens compare to my Tamron.
4 years ago
slrgear.com
 

Great of under $1000

 
5.0
Verdict: Great Lens. Still quite sharp wide open. even better at 2.8. Solid build not too heavy. Has a72mm filter wish it was 77mm. Overall 5 stars
4 years ago
ebay.com.au
 

Sigma 18-35 f1.8 Nikon Mount

 
5.0
Pros: Very sharp and precise focus
Cons: I wish they added vibration reduction. Using it without a tripod indoors without flash would soften the image when you pixel peep in the monitor. Totally acceptable in prints 5x7 and below. Also, can only be used is APS-C sensor cameras
Verdict: This is a very sharp lens from 18-35 focal length wide open. Sharpness is comparable or better than fixed lenses I own (35mm f1.8G and 50mm f1.8D) Focusing is precise and there is no need to use the micro focus adjustment on my Nikon D7000. Build quality is outstanding. Comes with a free hood too.
4 years ago
Crutchfield
 

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

 
5.0
Pros: cheaper, solid, sharp, open
Cons: Didin't find yet! Maybe not "tropicalized
Verdict: One of my best lens, even if clearly not the most expansive one. You can shoot at stars and get sharp stars everywhere, even in the far corners at f/1.8 (not exactly punctual, but very close to and better than whatever I saw before at such aperture).

Read full review at imaging-resource.com
4 years ago
imaging-resource.com
 

A must-have lens for APS-C camera users

 
5.0
Verdict: A review after using seven weeks. I was very happy with the performance of this lens from day one. As almost all reviews available on the Internet say, this lens produces superb image quality.

Read full review at wexphotographic.com
4 years ago
wexphotographic.com
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