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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens: Unrivaled Standard Zoom
DxOmark tested the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A lens Nikon mount.

"After the critical acclaim of the full-frame 35mm f1.4 HSM, the firm achieved a similar level of success with the intriguing APS-C only 18-35mm f1.8.
The Nikon mount version reviewed here replicates the same high performance of the earlier Canon mount version, and while the same minor criticisms apply regarding the slightly short zoom range (equivalent to 27-52mm) and weight, the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM A remains an outstanding example of whatís achievable with modern lens designs. And at $799, itís reasonably accessible in price as well."

Pre-order the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens ($799):
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Nov 20, 2013 at 04:47 PM
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I have had mine for over 3wks. It is everything as advertised and amazing at 1.8. I got mine at Midwest Photo Exchange. They still have the Canon version in stock.


Nov 20, 2013 at 05:05 PM
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Too bad it's not weather sealed.


Nov 20, 2013 at 06:24 PM
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Woot! Mine is due Friday. Now when is that D400 shipping??!


Nov 20, 2013 at 07:27 PM
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Sigma keeps raising the bar higher while keeping prices surprisingly reasonable. If Nikon made this lens they would charge at least $1250.00 for it.


Nov 20, 2013 at 08:21 PM
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This makes me even more interested in the Sigma 24-70 f/2 that's rumored for 2014.


Nov 20, 2013 at 08:32 PM
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Next39 wrote:
This makes me even more interested in the Sigma 24-70 f/2 that's rumored for 2014.


I like that rumor



Nov 20, 2013 at 09:39 PM
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Honestly, I think this lens makes DX interesting again. This paired with a D7100 would be a killer combo.

Josh



Nov 20, 2013 at 09:49 PM
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Got mine yesterday, and focus adjusted it this morning because I'm picky . -7 on my D7100 at 35mm, and I double checked it at 24mm and 18mm. Here's a sample 100% crop from focus adjusting it, both shots at f/1.8.

This thing is crazy sharp! These have basic processing in LR, a tiny bit of CA correction would not have hurt, but IMO there's not enough there to cause trouble in a 'real' picture. The slight grainy look in the crops is from the print on the bottle coupled with a bit of shadow noise.











100% crops at 18mm and 24mm, f/1.8




Nov 23, 2013 at 07:09 PM
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This lens really makes me want to go back to APS-C sensor. I'm wondering about a D3200 + this lens or the Fuji's EX-2 + 18-55mm. Hmmm.


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fsiagian wrote:
This lens really makes me want to go back to APS-C sensor. I'm wondering about a D3200 + this lens or the Fuji's EX-2 + 18-55mm. Hmmm.


Yeah. I put off my Sony A7 purchase for this.



Nov 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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Michelle, you mean the lens? I think I will love the small factor and price of the D3200 + the sharpness of the lens


Nov 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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Yeah, I decided to buy an interesting lens rather than another FF body. Sigma is really impressing me lately.

You might want to try it on D3200. Not sure how the balance will be. It is a hefty, well made chunk 'o glass.



Nov 23, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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I will probably give it a try but I will see what the black Friday will bring to the table haha. Thanks for the sample pictures It has HSM, so it will AF with D3200 right? I cannot afford a D7000 or D7100 for now.


Nov 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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Good luck on the Black Friday sales!!

I really need to mount this lens on my D600 next as I understand it can be used in crop mode. Since the sensor is slightly different, I'm curious what the net effect will be.

What if it's even better?! I also wonder how big the image circle would be if I shoot it in FF mode.



Nov 23, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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Edit: comment removed. I was being an idiot and had a camera setting askew.




Nov 24, 2013 at 02:19 AM
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Any updates on the combination of this lens on Nikon DX? Thanks!


Jan 30, 2014 at 04:22 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens: Unrivaled Standard Zoom


Yes, Mine just arrived today, and it's performance is stellar! Great at all FL on DX, and Useable on FX at 35mm. (I was told it would cover 28mm on FX as well, but that's a no go... just sold a perfect 28 that I should have kept!)


Jan 31, 2014 at 12:41 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens: Unrivaled Standard Zoom


It rivals my Sigma 35 f1.4 'A' when shot at f1.8 on a DX body
...supposedly this zooms "weakest" FL That's sayin' something!




  NIKON D7000    35mm    f/1.8    1/60s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Jan 31, 2014 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens: Unrivaled Standard Zoom


Wow, some really good accolade. I just picked up a D3200 to go with my D800 and this lens would be fantastic.


Feb 04, 2014 at 04:56 PM
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