Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Art Series Lens Review

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Art Series Lens Review – just amazing. We love the Sigma Art Series Lens and this 18-35mm is certainly no exception. The video review is next and later we have posted the transcript of our Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Art Series Lens Review.

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Hello Photographers, Tom here from Cameras Direct with another Sigma Art Series Lens Review.

Today we’re going to have a look at the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC Art Series Lens.

For a start this is a Sigma “DC” lens which means it is for crop sensor Nikon and Canon DSLR Cameras. Obviously you buy the appropriate amount depending on what camera you have.

When you actually work out the equivalent 35mm focal length, this is on a crop sensor camera, it is actual about a 28-50mm f/1.8 lens.

It is a constant maximum aperture, that means it’s not going to lose light when you zoom from 18 to 35.
In fact the 18-35mm is the worlds only f/1.8 maximum aperture zoom lens.

So folks when would you buy or why would you buy a 18 to 35?
Well if you’re a landscape photography and architectural photographer, indoors particularly with buildings, cathedrals, churches. If you are a social photography, events,things like that.

When you’re photographing 2 or 3 or 4 people at special events inside. Maybe low-light situations. Also for videographers this is very popular particularly with the wonderful Canon 70d and the 7d Mark II which have amazing auto-focus capabilities while videoing.

The 18-35mm is a very popular choice again because of its low light capabilities.

So being an art series Sigma it is extremely well-made.
Its quite a heavy lens as all their art series lenses but it is superbly made. Let’s face it, if you want a lens that’s going to hold up to the rigors of say professional photography or serious photographers who use them in all conditions and a lot, then you need build quality like this.

Obviously you would want too put a filter on something with glass this nice – 72mm filter size so a Hoya Pro1d UV or Hoya HD UV filter will protect that lens face.

The 18-35 aren’t a weather sealed lens, so they don’t have a weather seal on the lens, which is a shame. That is the shame; but its the same with all the Sigma Art Series Lenses.

Look not a small lens either so when you talk about being a street photographer where you usually want something a little smaller you’re going to have to have something a bit bigger and heavier, but the advantage is, it’s like having an 18mm a 24mm and a 35mm prime f/1.8 lens.

So the 18-35mm is a lot smaller than carrying those three lenses and with street photography you don’t usually have time to change lenses because things happen quickly and this is where this is simply amazing.

I can’t tell you how good the quality on this lens is. Across the zoom range even at f1.8 from the center to the very edges this lens is astounding.

Have a look at all the reviews and the MTF charts if want but I can tell you there is no better wide angle zoom lens on the market.

This 18-35 works and gives you the same image quality as prime lenses which is unheard of for a zoom.

So folks as you can see, I’m pretty excited about this lens. We have sold a heap of these already.

If you want to be one of those people that own the 18 to 35 then come and see us at the new store.

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Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC Art Series Lens.

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