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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2013, 02:34:41 AM »
I'm surprised by the price. I was expecting it to be around $1,200. I don't expect this lens to be quite as good as an f/1.8 or f/1.4 prime. However, it is really competing against the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and Canon 17-55 f/2.8. As such the extra aperture it offers makes it very attractive.

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2013, 05:39:25 AM »
I am really tempted by this. I have a canon 35 f2 and 50 1.8 to go with my 550D (and the 18-135 zoom), and I could most likely sell the 35f2 to help fund.

There's just so much choice for APS-C - both 15-85 and 17-55 would be a nice upgrade from my 18-135, and I certainly wouldn't buy both of either of those and this new 18-35.

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2013, 08:18:36 AM »
Now Sigma need to do a 18-35 or 16-35 or 17-35 or 17-40 or whatever version for full frame. Don't care if it is 2.8 or 4.0 or variable, it just needs to be sharp in the corners and not suffer from field curvature like the Canon lenses do in that range.

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2013, 03:46:22 AM »
This seems to be a nice lens but it's big and heavy, and isn't quite wide enough, in my view. I'm sure many crop users are still wishing for a fast, wide, lightweight APS-C prime - perhaps a 15mm f/1.4 or f/1.8.

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2013, 04:01:47 AM »
This seems to be a nice lens but it's big and heavy, and isn't quite wide enough, in my view. I'm sure many crop users are still wishing for a fast, wide, lightweight APS-C prime - perhaps a 15mm f/1.4 or f/1.8.

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2013, 07:20:54 AM »
Hi,

It's amazing how close to the canon 24-70 II they can model their lens and get away with it.


Well, the fact that the sigma features internal zooming tells us a different story, confirmed by those :

Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II USM (source : canonwatch)


Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM (source : sigma-global)

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2013, 07:20:54 AM »