Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
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ACS416, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: Unfortunately I was one of the rare individuals that had a significant issue with the auto focus feature. When the lens focused, the pictures were stunning -- particularly the bokeh. However, there were numerous times when the focus failed and the photos came back blurry on the "auto" setting.
Slow Focus, Front Focused at 18mm, Sharp w/ Fast Aperture
Wes Craft Photography, B&H Photo
24 June 2015
Excerpt: I really want to love this lens and when it's in focus it's phenomenal. 1.8 zoom?? I can't believe this exists. I've been saying for years that if Canon made a 16-50 f/2 I'd never take it off of one of my cameras. This gets me close enough albeit it only works on crop sensor cameras...
Pros: Aperture, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I really love the look and feel of the lense as well as the IQ. The issues that I am having are that focusing was not perfect with my t1i out of the box and I am needing to calibrate it using the usb dock I purchased with the lense.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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.
Pros: Good Color Saturation, Good contrast, Nice Bokeh
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.
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.
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 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.