The newly announced Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens has a constant aperture and will be available for the Sony Alpha A-Mount. This lens is the first of it’s kind and it really is an impressive engineering feet in my opinion. Fit with a Hyper Sonic focus motor for fast and silent focusing, the Sigma lens should be great for low light wide-angle photography of any kind. Designed specifically for APS-C sized sensor cameras, the actual focal works out to 27-52.5mm as it relates to the standard 35mm format. Not the most range to be honest, but a nice alternative to having a few fast primes. Super fast wide angles lenses are really hard to find as well, so for that value it’s excellent.
Courtesy of Sigma:
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Specifications
|Lens Construction||17 Elements in 12 Groups|
|Angle of View (SD1)||76.5º-44.2º|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||8 cm/ 11.0 in|
|Filter Size (mm)||72mm|
(Diameter x Length)
|78mm x 121.0mm/3.1in. x 4.8in.|
You can check out all the available Sigma A-Mount Lenses (Click Here) in my Lens Guide >>
Based on other Sigma lenses I’ve used, I’m pretty excited about this lens and am looking forward to trying out on the next crop factor A-Mount camera I review. Super fast wide-angle lenses are just not available, so you combine that with a constant f/1.8 and zoom and you have a enticing package for anybody with a crop factor camera.
Catch up with you later and have a great weekend everybody!
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