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Sigma - 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Standard Zoom Lens for Canon - Black

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art DC HSM Zoom Lens: This zoom lens fits select Canon DSLR cameras and features a hypersonic motor for fast autofocusing and low operating volume. The zoom lens style captures detailed photos in a variety of settings.

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    What's Included


    • 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Standard Zoom Lens for Canon
    • Hood, front and rear lens caps, case
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (31 out of 33)

    Features


    Designed for select Canon DSLR cameras

    With an APS-C-size sensor for a proper fit.

    Standard zoom lens for versatile use

    Get the shot you want with this everyday lens that offers a range of focal lengths to meet the majority of your photographic needs.

    18-35mm focal length

    Midrange is great for many subjects from people to landscapes.

    f/1.8 maximum aperture

    For optimal light gathering capacity, resulting in clear, highly detailed images.

    Hypersonic motor

    Provides fast autofocusing for rapid-fire shooting and smooth video capture.

    11" minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 72mm filters

    Accessories included

    Comes with a hood, front and rear lens caps and case.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews

    94%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A one of a kind, with one flaw

      Posted
      Fitsandfun
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Excellent video quality at f1.8 and up. Super smooth zoom ring and easy to manually focus. Potentially takes extremely sharp images, if the focus is correct, and that is a big if. Unfortunately this needs a lot of work with micro adjustments to properly auto focus. Which means you MUST buy the Sigma Dock to calibrate it, otherwise you will be lucky to get a sharp image using auto focus. At least for Canon apparently. I'm using then T7i, and out of the box this lens was horrible while using the auto focus. Luckily it was mostly fixable, now I get sharp images using the auto focus, however it still doesn't pick up obvious subjects in the frame sometimes vs a Canon lens does almost 99% of the time. So once you get past that and accept it, this lens is amazing! Great in low light, obviously with the f1.8, but an f1.8 at 18mm. Excellent for filming or photos indoors, razor sharp when the focus is hit, and worst case, use the manual focus. I tried the manual focus and found that it was not only really fun, but really easy. So I take one star away because of the focal issues, but every other way this lens is supurb.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One Of The Best Lens for an APS-C camera!

      Posted
      Mrgary760
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Let me start off with I'm new to photography and videography! I started with the 18-55mm STM lens that came with my canon T6i. Then I picked up the Canon 24mm F2.8 prime and the Canon 50mm F 1.8 lens, However the 50mm being my fav it was too much zoom for close shots. I wanted something with the same aperture but in a zoom lens and this lens caught my eyes being a crop senor camera owner. Pros: •F1.8 on a zoom lens!!! •Bokeh! •This is pretty much 3 prime lens in one for a fair price! •Lens is sharp! •Build quailty is top tier! •Zoom and Focus is smooth! Cons •Only meant for APS-C cameras! • Some vignetting at F1.8 but goes away at F2 •It can be heavy for some!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Major auto focus issues

      Posted
      PrimoAir
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      I own the T7i and have only used Canon lenses up to this point. They've been fanstatic with auto focusing for video and photo, and this Sigma was way off out of the box. Way, way off. I had no chance for an in focus photo. Video was ok, the dual pixel worked ok, but not great. Against Canon lenses it was pretty bad, but usable. I had to purchase the Sigma usb dock, had no choice. Spent 8 hours over 2 days calibrating it. It definitely got much better, but still off a lot of times, but now its usable for photography, so I'm cautiously optimistic that I will be able to fix it completely and be able to take amazingly sharp photos. But by no means am I happy with the amount of time I had to put into fixing something that should be fixed before it's shipped out. My advice to Sigma would be to scrap this lens and rebuild it to work with the newer model cameras.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice lil lens

      Posted
      yaya
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So I love my nifty fifty 1.4 but the only down fall was space..expecially for filming on a smaller area. This lens allows me to have more room for filming and still get a bokeh affect...I will say the lens is huge and heavy and of course not that much light comes in like the 50mm 1.4...not a carry around lens, unless u dont mind it, you'll need a sturdy tripod, mine is a Manfrotto. U don't want ur lens to fall foward due to weight. As for the autofocus..when it wants it will quickly autofocus and when it doesn't it's annoying...the smooth transition isn't 100 how i want it..someone educate me what setting should I have it on?? Also if u want to set it up thru the internet u need to buy a whole seperate connector...it has its own USB type of product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved the Reviews

      Posted
      kernel
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have a Canon T3i - Novice photographer - People like my photos - Have done several weddings and parties. Purchased because I wanted a little Range with F1.8. Read a lot reviews across a variety of articles. The first thing I tested was the Low Light Conditions comparing to the stock Canon 18-135. Took a minute to readjust my thinking to F1.8 after using the F2.5 for so long. But it did not disappoint. Comes with Lens Hood and in a soft carrying case. For me, it's exactly what I needed and could afford. The 2 photos are untouched.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Lense of Lenses

      Posted
      Elwood
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      Girlfriend really had to have this lense, wouldn't let up. She took great photos before but now it's on a whole other level. If you want that pricey professional photographer experience but only want to pay once and then have a lifetime of great photos this is your guy. This guy captures great light indoors and outdoors and the focus is incredible. If you're a purist and attention to detail is important for you and your customers then you need this. Best purchase I've made yet.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An APS-C Exclusive Prime.

      Posted
      FriedAtom
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      I bought the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art Zoom Lens for my Canon 80D and I love it. Like many of you I did a lot of research of all the lenses in the market that I could upgrade my kit lens to, and I found this to be by far the best for my purposes. The lens lets me zoom in with a fixed aperture which is essential when filming videos for film and YouTube.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow

      Posted
      joej26
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      Sigma makes a fast focus lens and is very quiet. The craftmanship of the lens is excellent. Both the zoom and focus Rings operated smoothly without getting stuck. Overall I'm very impressed by the performance of the sigma 18-35 lens. It is certainly a game changer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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    • Digital TrendsRating, 3.5 out of 5Adam Rosenberg on April 19, 2014
      Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM review
      The high price and short focal length make Sigma's 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM a niche lens, but it'll deliver high-quality images that justify the price.Full Review
    • shutterbug.comJoe Farace on April 15, 2014
      Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Lens: On Assignment: Photographing Denver's Forney Museum Of Transportation
      Because of changing display and lighting conditions, photographing classic cars and locomotives in a transportation museum produces challenges that require the flexibility of a fast wide-angle zoom. When photographing inside Denver's Forney MuseumFull Review
    • photoreview.com.auRating, 4.5 out of 5April 1, 2014
      Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
      A fast and affordably-priced general-purpose, short-zoom lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.Full Review
    • popphoto.comJulia Silber on November 13, 2013
      Lens Test: Sigma 18–35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
      When the announcement of Sigma's new 18–35mm lens arrived, some of our staffers chuckled upon opening the e-mail. Why? Because of what appeared to be a typo in the headline: Instead of f/2.8, it quoted f/1.8 as the maximum aperture! But as we readFull Review
    • Practical Photography (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5November 1, 2013
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    • PDN OnlineJosh Root on October 1, 2013
      Lens Review: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM
      The newest lens in Sigma's Art line is the world's first f/1.8 zoom.Full Review
    • Digital Photography ReviewRating, 4.3 out of 5September 2, 2013
      Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM
      Sigma has a long history as a lens maker, having been founded over 50 years ago. In the film era it was best known for relatively inexpensive lenses that undercut the camera makers' own equivalents in terms of price. But this has changed over theFull Review
    • gizmodo.com.auMichael Hession on August 17, 2013
      Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 Review: The Best Low-Light Zoom Lens By A Mile
      Zoom lenses are the quintessential frenemy of photographers everywhere. They provide great versatility, but not without trade-offs such as weight and aperture size. Sigma's new lens brings zooms where they have rarely ventured before with anFull Review


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