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Sigma-18-35mm-f-1-8-dc-hsm.34241074
9.4 out of 10

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

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Overall 6
6.0

Amazing potential but poor focus

Dave, B&H Photo
31 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I've had two copies of this lens thanks to B&H's generous exchange and returns policy. Neither could autofocus effectively and the second copy had very jittery and slow live view focussing problems. I tried fixing the focus issues with the in-camera adjustment but that wasn't successful for either lens.
  • Pros: Good Color Saturation, Good contrast, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Heavy and slow to focus

eso, B&H Photo
20 October 2014
  • Excerpt: The built quality is great. It's silent and sharp. What bothers me is how slow the autofocus is. So slow I can't use it for a real job where fast AF is a must. Also it's bulky and heavy...not comfortable to carry around all day on your neck for sure. Thinking of returning it and get a real pro lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Inconsistent AF and IQ

JJ, B&H Photo
2 July 2014
  • Excerpt: When the stars all align and there's a lot of light, some shots will be tac sharp; otherwise, you will experience softness... Inconsistent AF; noisy and slow-hunting at times. Disappointed with this Art lens offering.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Feedback follow up

Naning, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a follow up to my enthusiastic review dated 3/31/14. After a few weeks of use, the lens began to have focus issues, enough to the point that it could not focus on an area that was clearly defined, with easy to discern colors. The lens took to "hunting" back and forth searching for a focal point. I purchased the USB Dock to try and calibrate it myself, but that task was tedious for a lens that should come ready to use.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Inconsistent focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 From an Astrophotographer's Perspective

Jason Chu, Amazon
5 November 2013
  • Summary: NOTE: This is a review for the Nikon mount of this lens mounted on a Nikon D7000, from an astrophotographer's perspective. The lens was rented from a local camera store, and I confirmed with them that I was the first customer to rent it. Therefore the review is accurately based on a new and unused lens as one would receive from Amazon. I recently rented this lens for a 5-night observing run on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
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Overall 6
6.0

Crackin' nlass, but falls a little short

Chaz Newman, B&H Photo
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice and solid build. Love the f/1.8, but falls a bit short lacking IS and capping at 35mm.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, No IS, Short zoom range
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as good as other reviews mentioned. Perhaps, I got a bad copy...

curious, Amazon
30 August 2013
  • Summary: I was very excited when I was informed that the lens was available and I would get it in a few days. This excitement quickly turned into disappointment after taking a few shots with this lens. The first shot is very blurry. It is so bad up to the point that it is like out of focus. I said to myself: Ok, this was probably because the lens doesn’t have IS, and the shutter was just 50.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony

Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 November 2014
  • Summary: An der Sony a77 ist der AF langsam und absolut unzuverlässig. Die Bildqualität ist super. Ein Nachbessern ist unbedingt erforderlich.
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Overall 6
6.0

Autofocus Probleme

Markus Ebel, Amazon
8 May 2014
  • Summary: + Hammer Verarbeitung + Optik, sieht einfach genial aus + perfekt für SLR Video auch bei wenig Licht oder in Räumen - Ab­bil­dungs­leis­tung ist nicht wie beschrieben. Im vergelich zum Canon 15-85mm IS USM (was diesen Bereich ebenfalls abdeckt) bei Blende 4 und steigend hat es deutiche Schärfeprobleme. Das Canon ist um Welten schärfer! - AF Probleme!! 5 mal den gleichen Punkt focusiert, 5 unterschiedliche Punkte wurden tatsächlich anfocusiert.
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Overall 6
6.0

schweres gerät

orsino, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Für mich zu schwer für den flexiblen Einsatz - Schärfe ist traumhaft, AF allerdings recht unzuverlässig. Habe daher zurück gehen lassen und zum Canon 35mm 2.0 IS gegriffen.
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