What makes a standard lens ideal for you? Certain important qualities are required, such as fast maximum aperture, versatility for snap shots, portraiture and indoor photography plus a good combination of a wide range of focal lengths in a compact design. Sigma 18-35 mm F1.8 DC HSM is the first zoom lens ever to achieve a maximum aperture of f1.8 throughout the zoom range. It is a wide aperture, standard zoom-lens for digital single lens reflex cameras with APS-C size sensors.
H 178, W 80, D 121 mm.Colour: Black.
- Image quality until now found only in a fixed focal length lens
A large-aperture fixed focal length lens is great for achieving expressive bokeh effects and enjoying ultra-high optical performance. On the other hand, photographers often need to change the angle of view to properly capture the scene that presents itself. Taking on the challenge of creating the wide-aperture lens to offer an aperture of F1.8 throughout the zoom range, Sigma has succeeded in creating a zoom lens that offers the same high optical performance of a fixed focal length lens. These outstanding performance characteristics are especially apparent in an APS-C format camera, since it has a slightly greater depth of focus than a full-frame camera. This is a revolutionary lens that overturns preconceptions while expanding the range of photographic expression.
- The full realization of the Art product concept for you to hold in your own hands and appreciate with your own eyes
Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and tremendous expressive power, Art line of lenses delivers top-level image quality. With unsurpassed expressive performance, these lenses reach the high standards demanded by photographers with an artistic, creative inclination. Along with landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, they're perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots and many other scenes.
- Exemplifying Sigma's design know-how and advanced production technologies, this innovative lens offers the highest level of craftsmanship
To develop a large aperture zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F1.8, it was necessary to solve a variety of technical challenges. As the f-number decreases, so does the depth of focus, making it extremely difficult to minimize spherical aberration, axial chromatic aberration, astigmatism and field curvature. Advanced production technologies have made possible a large-diameter molded glass aspheric lens, which teams up with SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to optimize power distribution and minimize axial chromatic and spherical aberration and field curvature. Thanks to its hard-earned knowledge of lens design and advanced lens manufacturing techniques, Sigma has succeeded in creating a lens that offers F1.8 throughout the zoom range, as well as exceptional image quality at wide open aperture.
- Covering the angles of view offered by multiple large-aperture, fixed focal length lenses, this lens combines advanced flexibility with uncompromising performance
Zoom lenses are extremely convenient, providing a wide range of angles of view with just a twist of the zoom ring. The downside, however, is that F2.8 has been the limit of zoom lens brightness, forcing photographers to select fixed focal length lenses for brighter f-numbers. Although fixed focal lenses have been superior to zoom lenses in terms of f-number brightness and overall performance, they offer only a fixed angle of view, requiring photographers to carry several with them and change lenses as necessary. The SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM next-generation large-aperture standard zoom lens is deliver F1.8 brightness throughout the zoom range. Its bright viewfinder makes it easy to confirm focus and compose perfect shots. As compared to a F2.8 lens in the same photographic conditions, it allows the photographer to use a shutter speed that is one stop faster, reducing the influence of camera shake. In addition, the shallower depth of field makes possible a beautiful bokeh effect in the background, expanding photographic creativity. From wide open to standard apertures, this lens is highly flexible, covering the angles of view offered by multiple large-apertures, fixed focal length lenses.
- A refined, integrated design made with the photographer in mind
All lenses in Sigma's Art line come with a hood with a high-quality rubberized connector and feature a designed lens cap and AF/MF switch, and are designed for intuitive use and superior functionality. Inside, HSM (hypersonic motor) delivers high AF speed and extremely quiet performance. An enhanced algorithm offers even smoother automatic focusing. Full-time manual focus override is another key feature that leaves the artistic touches in the photographer's hands. The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens. In both the external and internal parts, the optimized use of TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), an excellent match for metal parts, further contributes to the high-precision construction of the lens.
- TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)
A first for the industry, the barrel of the lens features a TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) that offers minimal thermal shrinkage combined with exceptional hardness. It also offers 25% greater elasticity than polycarbonate. Since its thermal shrinkage is low, TSC matches well with metal parts, further contributing to the high-precision construction of the lens. TSC also makes possible slimmer forms for parts like zoom rings and scaling rings.
- Flare and ghosting reduction
From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. Sigma's super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.
|Product Description||Sigma Art - wide-angle zoom lens - 18 mm - 35 mm|
|Lens System||Wide-angle zoom lens|
|Intended For||Digital SLR|
|Mounting Type||Nikon F|
|Focal Length||18 mm - 35 mm|
|Optical Zoom||2 x|
|Min Focus Distance||28 cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, manual|
|Lens Construction||12 group(s) / 17 element(s)|
|Special Functions||Wide angle, zoom|
|Filter Size||72 mm|
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