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external A First Set of Sample Photos Shot Using the New Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 —Gear for Image

sigma1835mmSigma shook up the world of camera lenses yesterday by announcing an 18-35mm lens with a fixed f/1.8 aperture.

Korean photo site Gear for Image got its hands on a copy of the lens and published one of the first batches of sample photos on the Web. The image quality of the lens looks quite impressive. Good job Sigma.

 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11800080 Gray Powell

    those images look terrific, if only it wasn’t so huge!

  • JoeNoName

    Really nice lens, sigma is getting each time better and better, imagine in the next years what they might get, f/2 zoom in FF would be awesome.
    If this comes at a right price and not worth investing in a FF f/2.8 lens, it would be great to have one.

  • FYI

    Not really possible to have a fixed 1.8 zoom and “small”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zosxavius Zos Xavius

    you obviously can’t imagine how large a constant f2 zoom would have to be for full frame. f2.8 lenses are pushing the limits of size as it is. this lens is already a monster. for full frame it would have to be much larger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zosxavius Zos Xavius

    I like the rendering of this lens. They did a great job. For a street photographer this would be great as it would give you most of the classic street focal lengths. I really wish it started out at 16mm personally, but 18 is an ok compromise. These shots show a stunningly thin dof that you cannot get out of slower APS-C zooms. This throws aps-c into full frame territory in terms of dof. Hats off to sigma for developing interesting new aps-c lenses. Its a real shame they have seemingly abandoned pentax k-mount. There’s a lot of people that will be interested in this lens. Its not really for me, but it certainly has a lot of uses. I’ve long thought that some of the advantages of aps-c were not leveraged well. You should in theory have somewhat faster glass being possible due to the smaller image circle. Canikon really don’t want to invest heavily in crop sensor lenses it seems and would rather make only premium full frame lenses. Look at the 4/3 glass. The smaller sensor size is smartly offset by much faster glass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zosxavius Zos Xavius

    unfortunately everyone that sees you using this is going to assume its some kind of long zoom and that you are zooming in on their face. bummer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zosxavius Zos Xavius

    stlll this wouldn’t be very unobtrusive on the street

  • berry

    well guys remember 8 years ago, we don’t have as much people complaining about the size when we’re all carrying canon 20ds with the 24-70/2.8. This is now the similar in size but we’re hearing all of these complaints. If you want to go discrete then this is obviously not the choice. Hell the DSLR is not what you want in the first place. This is why the m4/3 and mirrorless cameras has it’s own market.