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RJB

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Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:12:23 AM »
Hi all,

The new hotness from Sigma seems to be getting some pretty decent reviews so far - looks like a solid addition to the Art line-up. Personally I'm invested in FF kit so I won't be getting this, but if I were looking for an APSC zoom it'd be this or the Canon 17-55 2.8 is...

http://fstoppers.com/fstoppers-reviews-the-sigma-18-35mm-f1-8-dc-hsm-art-lens

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sigma-18-35mm-f-1-8-dc-hsm-a-lens-review-22257

http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=5314&sigma+18-35+f1.8+lens+preview

Waiting for the big hitter reviews from the likes of TPD, Photozone etc, but promising no?








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Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:12:23 AM »

PhilippP74

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 11:09:52 AM »
Here's another one:
http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/07/16/review-sigma-18-35mm-f1-8-canon-ef/

Sounds really good and I'm quite tempted, though I usually prefer Canon glass. The Sigma 35 1.4 has been great for me so far - I shot about 80% of my pictures during a sailing trip with this lens and am quite happy with the results. Only con for me with the 18-35 1.8 is the "APS-C only", as I would like to be able to use as many of my lenses once my 7D get's a FF companion.

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 07:01:18 PM »
The only 2 problems of this lens is 1: not enough reach, 2: it's too fricking long!

It appears larger than 24-105 or even 24-70, a APS-C body looks tiny with it mounted
1Ds2,1Ds3,24L II,35L,85L II,EF 50 1.4
Tokina 16-28,24-70L II,70-200L IS II,1.4x II
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Re: Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 12:10:54 AM »
A very convincing review for this lens just added by DxO:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Sigma-18-35mm-F1.8-DC-HSM-A-Canon-mount-lens-review-fixed-focal-length-quality-in-a-zoom

A DxO score of 25 puts it ahead of lenses worth 3 times the price!  I was tossing up this or the more expensive Canon 17-55 F2.8 (previously scored 14).  For my needs, the Sigma lens blows that one out of the water!

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Sigma-18-35mm-F1.8-DC-HSM-A-Canon-mount-lens-review-fixed-focal-length-quality-in-a-zoom/Sigma-18-35mm-f-1.8-best-performing-APS-C-zoom-in-our-database

Needless to say, mines just been ordered :)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 12:14:15 AM by pauli_au »

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 02:50:04 AM »
Needless to say, mines just been ordered :)

I'll have to see bokeh quality first, and the optical stabilization of the OEM lens can more than make the difference in handheld shooting at times.

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 06:50:17 AM »
I'm not too bothered that it doesn't have image stabilization. I don't feel OS is really needed until around 50mm(80mmFF) on an APS-C camera.

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Re: Sigma 18-35mm 1.8
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 06:50:17 AM »