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Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:25:54 AM »

From B&H Photo

B&H Photo is now accepting preorders for the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC lens. Keep in mind a “DC” lens is for a crop body.


Preorder the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC $799


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Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 09:42:58 AM »
Not a bad price
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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 09:43:58 AM »
I don't recall seeing a f1.8 zoom until now :o
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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 09:44:30 AM »
I agree. Pretty great price considering many primes in that range cost close to that. Excited to see how this lens performs.

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 10:07:28 AM »
I'm siked for this. I don't have anything "wide" for my 7D. Even if there is extreme vignetting and it isn't impossibly sharp wide-open, it means that slightly stopped down it could be really sweet and still fast.
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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 10:08:03 AM »
Filters are 72mm, I expected a much larger size.   But I guess the crop helps reduce the size of the lens

And yes 1.8'is impressive

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 10:40:17 AM »
This link was posted elsewhere, but I thought I would include it here.  For those with a crop body, this certainly sounds like an intriguing lens!

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 10:43:31 AM »
Hmmm tempting but I don't want to invest in APS-C anymore. The focal range is interesting as it overalaps Sigma's own 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM A. At this price it seems like the zoom would be the way to go?
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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 10:44:05 AM »
Hmmm tempting but I don't want to invest in APS-C anymore. The focal range is interesting as it overalaps Sigma's own 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM A. At this price it seems like the zoom would be the way to go?

Very true, particularly considering the 30mm isn't amazing optically.
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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2013, 10:44:45 AM »
I don't recall seeing a f1.8 zoom until now :o


How about 6-60mm F/1.6 for US$410? Or 8-48mm F/1.2 for US$460?

It's all a question of image circle diameter and back focus length, and it's about time that crop camera users get to take full advantage of their smaller sensor and mirror.

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 10:52:42 AM »
I just checked amazon.jp and the lens is on pre order at ¥89,900!!! I thought it was made here! Why does it cost more than the US??
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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 10:55:11 AM »
Hmmm tempting but I don't want to invest in APS-C anymore. The focal range is interesting as it overalaps Sigma's own 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM A. At this price it seems like the zoom would be the way to go?

Very true, particularly considering the 30mm isn't amazing optically.

I was refering to the new 30, not the old one. It hasn't had much press. Is that because it's not that great?
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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013, 11:19:24 AM »
Hmmm tempting but I don't want to invest in APS-C anymore. The focal range is interesting as it overalaps Sigma's own 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM A. At this price it seems like the zoom would be the way to go?

Very true, particularly considering the 30mm isn't amazing optically.

I was refering to the new 30, not the old one. It hasn't had much press. Is that because it's not that great?

LensRentals did a quick evaluation of it.  It was similar to the older 30 with sharper corners - center was about the same.  IQ-wise, it is much closer to the old 30 than the new 35 f/1.4.

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Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC Available for Preorder
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2013, 11:29:03 AM »
I don't recall seeing a f1.8 zoom until now :o


How about 6-60mm F/1.6 for US$410? Or 8-48mm F/1.2 for US$460?

It's all a question of image circle diameter and back focus length, and it's about time that crop camera users get to take full advantage of their smaller sensor and mirror.


You forgot, for a 1/3". :D    And that's a F1.6 lens.  I don't think you can compare that F1.6 lens on a 1/3 sensor to a F1.8 lens on a 1/1.6 sensor.  That's F1.8 at almost twice the sensor area.

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Sounds like a bargain...
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013, 11:40:12 AM »
Most 1.8 primes are around $450...
Being a zoom lens, it gives you a lot more flexibility.
I just wish the zoom went left to right and not right to left like on Nkon...
I  never understood the logic for that.
Less is left, more is right. In most things in life.
Water, volume knobs, etc.
It might be confusing for owners of both Canon and Sigma lenses.
Still, I saw the DPReview preview and they loved it. They thought the price was going to be over $1200.
Sigma will sell a lot of these... They introduced a never before done lens and at an amazing price.
Great for them!
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Sounds like a bargain...
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013, 11:40:12 AM »