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Sigma A 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model A 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM
Lens style Wide angle zoom
Focal length 18 - 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Angle of view 76.5 - 44.2 o
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.3
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type HSM
Lens Construction 17 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Pentax K
Canon EF-S
Dimensions 121 x 78 mm
Weight 810 g
Additional information 5 SLD element, 4 aspherical lenses,
Announced: 18 April 2013
Average rating (13 owners reviews)
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4.82 Good
Owners reviews (13)
  1. jj
    jj 5 July 2018, 00:02
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    IP 79.103.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 600
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Big, heavy, that\'s about it.

    Pros: Everything other than size and weight.

    Summary: Ridiculously sharp, amazing bokeh, internal zoom, constant gravity center, this lens is perfect really.

  2. Paul Chefurka
    Paul Chefurka 2 December 2016, 16:53
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    IP 198.103.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $1070 Cana
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The weight, I guess.

    Pros: Everything but the weight.

    Summary: I never thought I'd experience a lens like this in my lifetime. I've been shooting seriously for 50 years, much of it on Leica M and Nikon gear. I've never seen resolution, microcontrast and colour like this. I'm pretty sure it outdoes my favourite Leica M lenses - the 28 and 35 Summicron ASPH,lenses and definitely the 50 Summicron. Stunning.

  3. Toni
    Toni 2 November 2016, 09:35
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    IP 91.212.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 750 CHF
    User profile: Amateur

    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 Sigma's docking station

    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)

    Summary: 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 it by micro AF adjustment. This lens let the AF systems of the camera (A77/A58/A55) hunt for focus, but almost never nailed it right, in manual mode, excellent sharpness from corner to corner, in AF mode horrible. Since I now own a A6300, I'm really happy with this lens, with the AF sensors right on the image-sensor, focusing is really great, but only in AF-C mode (AF-S is still not the best, center OK, corners soft, while in AF-C also the corners are sharp, strange but my observation), and even in very dim light the lens focuses reliable. So in my opinion a great lens in combination with a mirror-less camera, on SLR's it's mostly not a happy-maker.

  4. Marko
    Marko 29 October 2016, 08:48
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    IP 178.149.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 670 eura
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: 1.Very slow autofocus, sometimes very accurate, but most of the times no focus at all (and I know how to use it believe me). It's very bad in poor light, hard to acquire focus and when it do acquire it will be wrong focus. It maybe can be corrected with sigma dock but it is still slow and hard to acquire. 2. I can see pixels.

    Pros: Color is better then Nikon 18-105 and thats all. And it has classy look, nothing more.

    Summary: I comparison with 18-105, Nikon is faster to acquire focus and it is sharp always. On 300 fotos 1 is a miss. Sigma miss 40-60% photos. If you shoot lowlight or some parties, don't buy this lens. With Sigma, picture is build with sharp visible pixels, Nikon has smoot transitions so the face of the person looks more natural. Tested on Nikon D7100.

  5. Pistabacsi
    Pistabacsi 18 August 2016, 11:42
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    IP 148.6.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 700 USD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Big and heavy, but understandable for 1.8.

    Pros: Image quality excellent, equal or better than prime lenses. Good for a lot of situations. Excellent in low light.

    Summary: It is a very good lens, but less useful than expected. The short zoom range does not allow to take it as single lens for any trip, as one usually needs both wider and longer as well. To take it with many other lenses makes the bag too heavy. Excellent for use at home.

  6. khagbr
    khagbr 3 March 2016, 05:16
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    IP 174.25.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Weak focus on my copy of 7D. Sometimes deadly accurate, sometimes no focus at all.

    Pros: Near perfect glass. Image quality is superb, and not just in terms of sharpness. The lens imparts a special quality beyond sharpness.

    Summary: I have heard that Sigma "corrected" its focus tolerances - great for those that are entering the fray in the "post-correction" era. As for me; I'll manual focus as that's what I'm used to. My assessment of build quality is based upon the problem with auto-focus and I'm being generous reluctantly. I recommend Sigma, but with a strong emphasis on the user approaching Sigma as a manual focus lens-maker...imaging of the highest caliber indeed.

  7. citizen
    citizen 1 March 2016, 22:53
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    IP 211.61.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: quite big & heavy, but can be understood on its spec.

    Pros: very sharp, excellent image quality. 18mm F 1.8 - it's the unique point of this lense which is difficult to achieve for the existing crop lenses

    Summary: one or the best lenses

  8. Joao Sousa
    Joao Sousa 7 February 2016, 13:15
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    IP 188.251.x.x
    Owner since:
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No stalilization.

    Pros: Image,construction.

    Summary: The best lens of the market .

  9. Riker
    Riker 26 January 2015, 09:20
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    IP 58.6.x.x
    Owner since:
    Price: $910AUD
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Fairly heavy

    Pros: Beautiful glass, very fast, excellent build quality

    Summary: Incredible lens for the price as long as you don't mind the weight of it.

  10. skorpios
    skorpios 7 March 2014, 11:56
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    IP 62.1.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No stabilization

    Pros: Very fast, sharp, bright. Really well built. Excellent IQ.

    Summary: Should have been a bit longer in focal length (e.g. 18-50). It would have been a phenomenal lens!!!

  11. ktvauve
    ktvauve 4 January 2014, 21:39
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    IP 85.76.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 740 €
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: quite heavy

    Pros: optically excellent

    Summary: My best zoom lens today.

  12. Canuk
    Canuk 28 December 2013, 12:20
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    IP 24.157.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 1000 cdn
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Big and heavy.

    Pros: Super sharp. A fast zoom at this price!

    Summary: A bit of an odd zoom range, but it works. Sharp and fast , mounted on a 60d it's been a great indoor lens. Used outside it can give you some nice landscape perspectives and street shots.

  13. focal8
    focal8 23 November 2013, 16:19
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    IP 50.53.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 900
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Large

    Pros: Sharp

    Summary: Sweet