Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Art on the web, hands-on previews and sample images...

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Art on the web, hands-on previews and sample images...

While most of the previews are based on pre-production models, a small Korean web page posted several sample images taken with the new lens, mounted on both APS-C size cameras and Full frame  (Canon EOS 600D and EOS 5D Mk II)

DPreview hands on "Overall though the 18-35mm F1.8 is certainly an intriguing product, and we applaud Sigma for pushing the boundaries of lens design ahead of the more conservative camera manufacturers. It's a lens we think is worth investigating in more detail, and we'll be reviewing it just a soon as we can lay our hands on a shootable copy. Until then you can read more about the lens's design and operation on the next page of our preview."

PhotographyBlog hands on "We’ve been lucky enough to have some hands-on time with the new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM ahead of it launch.

Although we can’t comment on the image quality of the pre-production sample, we can testify to its impeccable build quality. It seems that Sigma is determined to improve construction across its entire range, and this new lens is no exception, sporting the same brass mount, metallic parts, improved Focus switch and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) material that we previously saw on the outstanding 35mm f/1.4 full-frame lens. The optical elements are made of high-grade glass and the focus ring is pleasingly wide and ridged for easier grip. At 810g, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is certainly no lightweight, some 250g heavier than the 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM, but it does offer additional peace of mind."

 

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