Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
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Impressed with Sigma's new line
Gruvdiva, B&H Photo
22 January 2015
Excerpt: Just got this lens so I may come back to edit this review. First, was suprised at how heavy it was. But hey, cowboy up. Second was how sharp it was looking through the viewfinder. Third, smooth, quiet focus. The new HSM motors are fabulous, almost imperceptible on audio track of video. I quickly adjusted to the weight and love the feel and heft of it. A well made lens. A lot of people have complained about focusing issues.
Pros: Durable, Firmware Tuning, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have found the autofocus to be fairly underwhelming on my t3i, especially in low light. However, this lens is a phenomenal addition to the gh4 + speedbooster for video. I've been flying it on my MoVI M5 and loving it. Great clarity and depth of field options.
Excerpt: Preforms beautifully w/Metabones. Fast and sharp. Feels heavier than the camera but I really like the heft and solidity. The focus assist on the GH4 is great so the loss ofAF isn't that big an issue. Wish the camera to matabones contact had zero play.
Excerpt: We're using this with a Black Magic 4K camera. It takes a bit longer to find focus if you use auto focus but that's not really a problem for video since most focusing is done manually. It's as sharp as my 24-105L series but 3 stops faster, 500 cheaper and it doesn't extend the barrel length when zooming.
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: First off, this is an amazing lens. Being the first lens that has a fixed f/1.8 aperture on a zoom lens pretty much made all my prime lenses obsolete in that zoom range. The bokeh is fantastic, image quality is on par with L series glass that I have, and the construction of the lens itself feels wonderful. Those are all the great things about the lens, but it isn't 100% perfect. After using the lens for a better part of the year, one thing sticks out the most for me.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Great companion for my Canon 70D. Takes sharp images even in low light thanks to the f/1.8. Nice depth of field and the best part is the stunning video quality. Again because of the constant f1.8. Love the lens!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I waited about a year before purchasing this lens. I heard there were focusing issues and such so I wanted to wait until they straighten out the kinks. I wanted this lens for my C100 to get that wider angle and fast aperture. Here are my findings after I finished a narrative shoot with it last week. 1. It's sharp wide open at f/1.8. Great! 2. While some people say it's pretty hefty, I say it's lighter than my Canon 24-70mm f/2.8(version 1). 3.
Excerpt: This is the first fairly expensive non-Canon lens I've purchased (aside from an 8mm manual focus), and I do not regret it at all so far. It's on par with L-series lenses and is an amazing lens for APS-C cameras. Search through image gallerys and video reviews for proof, but this lens is a killer - it really is like having a set a primes all in one lens. Easily replaced my 35mm and haven't touched my 28mm since this lens. Onto the negatives... It's heavy.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction