Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
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Hard to believe it's this sharp and fast
Jake, B&H Photo
1 week ago
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: This is a good lens. It's very sharp at f1.8, distortion is simple and low and easily corrected with one click, color rendition is excellent, focus is silent and acceptably fast. The lens feels great in the hand, the zoom ring has a nice dampening, and the lens is just 'small' enough that it doesn't feel like a behemoth when walking around. If you want an 18-35mm DX range at f1.8, it's absolutely worth it. Does it replace three primes? For many, yes.
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: Although much heavier than I would have guessed quite a nice unit. Very fast auto focus with an almost silent motor. Glad to see it is all as advertised. Highly recommended to any DX sensor SLR owner.
Excerpt: First, the obvious: F/1.8 allows better shutter speeds. 18mm is useful for most indoor and wide angle shots. I was impressed right away with the first few shots. Then, the not so obvious: This zoom lens performs on par with prime lenses! If you tend to enlarge pictures 100% and look for minute details, this lens is slightly better than the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens and a lot better than the DX 35mm f/1.8.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Cons: Heavy, No Image Stabilization, Tough Balance On Tripod, Tough To Attach
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