18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A

The First and Fastest of Its Kind
Wide Angle Lenses, USB Dock Compatible, MC-11 Compatible
Art
Travel, Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family
  • Great for video production. See below for a video made with the 18-35mm!
  • Unique. fast constant aperture zoom lens
  • Front & rear lens caps and lens hood is included with the lens.
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Price: CA$1,099.95

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Price: CA$1,099.95
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Overview

Truly a revolutionary product, the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM is the first wide-angle to standard zoom lens to achieve a large aperture of 1.8. Designed specifically for APS-C sized sensors, the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 translates to 27mm-52.5mm on 35mm camera. Tapping into Sigma’s long history of lens innovations, the 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM incorporates a wide glass molded aspherical lens with Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to compensate for aberrations and curvature at the widest angle. Internal focusing and zooming allows for more usability and functionality. The 18-35mm is ideal for landscape photography, portrait photography, still life photography, snap shots, casual photography, and close-ups and the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures smooth, fast and accurate autofocusing. The use of Thermally Composite Material (TSC) reduces size and weight but increases accuracy of the lens construction. Its new Global Vision design works features compatibility with the Sigma USB dock for further customization. A 9 blade rounded diaphragm also creates beautiful background blur. The Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM is a new benchmark in photographic history and a must have for every camera bag.

USB Dock Compatibility

Sigma has developed special software (SIGMA Optimization Pro) that can update the lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus. 

 *USB Dock is sold separately. 

SIGMA MOUNT CONVERSION SERVICE

Sigma will convert the current mount of your Sigma Global Vision lens to another of your choice. Sigma lenses currently from the Contemporary, Art or Sports line, in Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax mounts can be converted to Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony or Pentax*. They cannot be converted to either an APS-C or a Full Frame format.

“The Best lowlight zoom lens for a mile.” -Gizmodo

 

“The lens is impressively sharp at f/1.8.” -PC Mag
“The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM captures twice as much light as an f/2.8 zoom and delivers more consistent sharpness than Canon's 17-55mm.” -PC Mag

 

“The 18-35mm isn't just sharp for a fast zoom; in terms of outright image quality, it's a match for many fast primes, even when shot wide open.” - Dpreview

 

“Super-fast and super accurate are just some of the words that we’re going to use to define the focusing on the new Sigma 18-35mm f1.8.” -The Phoblographer
“We’ve got absolutely nothing but respect and love for the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM.”- The Phoblographer

 

“Best performing APS-c zoom in our database.” -DxOMark
“Ultra-fast lenses don’t usually perform well at full-aperture, let alone high-speed zooms that before this lens arrived usually meant a maximum aperture of f/2.8, but this one bucks that trend.” - DxOMark

 

“From what we've seen so far, this is going to be an absolutely killer lens.” -Imaging Resource
“Not only were images very sharp, even at f/1.8, but chromatic aberration, vignetting and distortion were all very well-controlled.” -Imaging Resource 

Tech Specs

LENS CONSTRUCTION

Lens Construction

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction 17 Elements in 12 Groups
Angle of View (SD1) 76.5º-44.2º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Mininum Aperture f16
Minimum Focusing Distance 28 cm/ 11.0 in
Filter Size (mm) 72mm
Maximum Magnifications 1:4.3
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
78mm x 121.0mm/3.1in. x 4.8in.
Weight 28.6oz
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma HSM
DC
Nikon HSM
DC
Canon HSM
DC
Pentax

HSM
DC 

Sony

HSM
DC 

HSM -Hyper-Sonic Motor
DC - DC for Digital

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

GEOMETRICAL MTF CHART 

 Geometrical MTF

 

EFFECTIVE DISTORTION

 Effective Distortion

RELATIVE DISTORTION

 Relative distortion

VIGNETTING 

 Vignetting

Resources
  • FOCAL LENGTH SIMULATOR

    The focal length changes the angle of view in an image. The longer the focal length, the smaller the angle of view and the greater the magnification.

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  • SIGMA LENS TECHNOLOGY

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  • LENS TELECONVERTER COMPATIBILITY CHART

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  • LENS CHART

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  • MTF CHART GUIDE

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