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larslentz

Registered: May 2015
Posts: 4
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A" review by larslentz
Review Date: 5/23/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $799.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sharp, low-cost
Cons:

I get incredible image quality from this lens. While I cannot zoom in as it is only 17-35 in range, that doesn't matter because the sharp images I get are worth it. It does weigh a bit more than other lenses, but it has great construction and the weight of it conveys that feeling when you're shooting with it. The sharpness sweet spot starts at about f/2.8, but even wide open at f/1.8, I get excellent results. I would highly recommend this lens as a replacement for any kit lens. It is made only for APS-C cameras, so keep that in mind if you have a full-frame camera it will not work well. By having the f/1.8 maximum aperture, it levels out the playing field for APS-C cameras and puts them on par with a full-frame cameras using f/2.8 lenses. This is due to double the light being let in by this f/1.8 lens. Overall, this is a fast, sharp, well-made lens and you would benefit your photography to purchase it!
Nikonuser

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 5
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A" review by Nikonuser
Review Date: 5/13/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $850.00| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, price f1.8
Cons: Weight

I replace my Tamron 17-50 f2.8 by this lens and I do not regret. It is sharp and on my D7100 it is a perfect match. The only negative comment, it is a big and heavy lens compare to my Tamron.
nicohoho

Registered: December 2013
Posts: 1
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM "A" review by nicohoho
Review Date: 12/15/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $900.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: cheaper, solid, sharp, open
Cons: Didin't find yet! Maybe not "tropicalized"

One of my best lens, even if clearly not the most expansive one. You can shoot at stars and get sharp stars everywhere, even in the far corners at f/1.8 (not exactly punctual, but very close to and better than whatever I saw before at such aperture). It is sharper than the Zeiss Distagon 25mm at f/2.8. I also realize that the contrast I get from pictures with this lens is larger than with all my other lenses. This clearly appears when I develop my picture in Lightroom v.3.6: the "black level" that is set by default at 5 (and is usually fine) must be set near zero. The focal length may seem too short for portraits, but I got great shots (I modestly think) with this Sigma 18-35 on my D300 (full-length portrait particularly). Indeed at full aperture, the DOF is only a few inches at one meter. For me the bokeh is quite nice, even if the light spots are a bit triangular in the corners.


 






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