Get ready to replace that kit lens.
Building on the huge success of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Sigma have announced a fast zoom to it’s newly re-designed lens range. The Sigma A 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is optimised for APS-C sized sensors and offers a versatile zoom range combined with huge f/1.8 aperture, a first among this type of lens. When you look at Canon and Nikon’s top level lenses, even these max out and f/2.8, the Sigma offers over 1 stop advantage for shooting in low light or with shallow depth of field.
The lens itself features a re-designed AF/MF switch, new lens hood with a rubber connector, a brass lens mount as well as Sigma’s top end optical setup.
Sigma are really working hard to offer something new and worth while, the technological advancements that have been made are displayed here in a beautiful style. When Sigma announced their initial re-designed lens range there was much speculation around the web, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 has walked all over the competition and set a new benchmark for optics, here it’s shown that they may have just done that again.
If you use APS-C sized sensors then this lens is going to be an easy decision to add to your kit bag when it’s launched. We’ll keep you up to date with release dates and pricing as we get it. Make sure to Like the Facebook page and follow @Castlecameras on Twitter.