Sigma 18-35mm f/1,8 DC HSM Art

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2013.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle zoom lenses, a wide angle lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.

This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 18-35 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 29-56 mm if you have a Canon camera or 27-52 mm if you have a Niko camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/1,8.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is extremely bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 18 mm or at 35 mm the aperture value can be f/1,8.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 72 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH780-06".

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The lens brightness, f/1,8
  • Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
  • Has a built-in autofocus motor
  • A lens hood is included
  • Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
  • Heavy (810 gr)

Specification

Product Name:Sigma 18-35mm f/1,8 DC HSM Art (See dictionary)
Release date: 2013
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/1,8
Focal Range: 18-35 mm

This is a "DC" lens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 29-56 mm
On Nikon cameras: 27-52 mm

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 28 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 72 mm
Lens Hood: LH780-06 (included)
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 78 x 121 mm
Weight: 810 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD) 799 USD
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Does this lens work with my camera?

Below you will find all registered cameras here on Lensora. Whether the actual camera works with this lens or not is displayed with a green or a red symbol, and if you want to know more about why the lens and the camera work or do not work together you click for further information..

Product name Release date Type Sensor Focal Length ? Total weight
Canon EOS 1000D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1312 gr
Canon EOS 100D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1217 gr
Canon EOS 10D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1685 gr
Canon EOS 1100D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1305 gr
Canon EOS 1200D 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1290 gr
Canon EOS 1300D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1295 gr
Canon EOS 1D 2001 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 2004 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 2007 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn 2005 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 2009 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D X 2011 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds 2002 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 2004 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 2007 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 2000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1285 gr
Canon EOS 200D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1263 gr
Canon EOS 20D 2004 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1580 gr
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1580 gr
Canon EOS 20Da 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1580 gr
Canon EOS 250D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1259 gr
Canon EOS 300D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1455 gr
Canon EOS 30D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1594 gr
Canon EOS 350D 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1350 gr
Canon EOS 4000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1246 gr
Canon EOS 400D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1366 gr
Canon EOS 40D 2007 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1632 gr
Canon EOS 450D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1334 gr
Canon EOS 500D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1330 gr
Canon EOS 50D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1632 gr
Canon EOS 550D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1320 gr
Canon EOS 5D 2005 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2008 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2012 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5DS 2015 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5DS R 2015 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 600D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1380 gr
Canon EOS 60D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1565 gr
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1565 gr
Canon EOS 60Da 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1565 gr
Canon EOS 650D 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1385 gr
Canon EOS 6D 2012 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 2017 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 700D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1390 gr
Canon EOS 70D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1565 gr
Canon EOS 750D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS 760D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1375 gr
Canon EOS 77D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1350 gr
Canon EOS 7D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1670 gr
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1720 gr
Canon EOS 8000D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1375 gr
Canon EOS 800D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1342 gr
Canon EOS 80D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1540 gr
Canon EOS 850D 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1325 gr
Canon EOS 9000D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1350 gr
Canon EOS 90D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1511 gr
Canon EOS D30 2000 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1665 gr
Canon EOS D60 2002 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1665 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1455 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1350 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1366 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1330 gr
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1259 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1325 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1334 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1320 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1385 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1290 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1263 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1342 gr
Canon EOS M 2012 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M10 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M100 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M200 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M3 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS R 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R3 2021 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R6 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Ra 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Rebel 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1455 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1217 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1263 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1259 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1330 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1320 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1305 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1380 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1385 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1290 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1390 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1295 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1375 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1285 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1342 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1325 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1312 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1334 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1350 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-56 mm 1366 gr
Canon EOS RP 2019 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D1 1999 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 2010 gr
Nikon D100 2002 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1590 gr
Nikon D1H 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 2010 gr
Nikon D1X 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 2010 gr
Nikon D200 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1730 gr
Nikon D2H 2003 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 2010 gr
Nikon D2Hs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 2010 gr
Nikon D2X 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 2010 gr
Nikon D2Xs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 2010 gr
Nikon D3 2007 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D300 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1735 gr
Nikon D3000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1346 gr
Nikon D300s 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1748 gr
Nikon D3100 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1315 gr
Nikon D3200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1315 gr
Nikon D3300 2014 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1240 gr
Nikon D3400 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1205 gr
Nikon D3500 2018 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1175 gr
Nikon D3s 2009 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D3x 2008 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D4 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D40 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1332 gr
Nikon D40x 2007 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1332 gr
Nikon D4s 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D5 2016 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D50 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1430 gr
Nikon D500 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1670 gr
Nikon D5000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1400 gr
Nikon D5100 2011 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1421 gr
Nikon D5200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1365 gr
Nikon D5300 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1290 gr
Nikon D5500 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1230 gr
Nikon D5600 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1275 gr
Nikon D6 2020 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D60 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1332 gr
Nikon D600 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D610 2013 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D70 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1489 gr
Nikon D700 2008 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7000 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1590 gr
Nikon D70s 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1489 gr
Nikon D7100 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1485 gr
Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1485 gr
Nikon D750 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7500 2017 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1450 gr
Nikon D780 2020 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D80 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1478 gr
Nikon D800 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D800e 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D810 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D810A 2015 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D850 2017 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D90 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-52 mm 1513 gr
Nikon Df 2013 DSLR Full frame
Nikon Z fc 2021 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z50 2019 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z6 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Alternatives to Sigma 18-35mm f/1,8 DC HSM Art for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Sigma 18-35mm f/1,8 DC HSM Art. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3,5-4,5 USM
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM

Alternatives to Sigma 18-35mm f/1,8 DC HSM Art for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Sigma 18-35mm f/1,8 DC HSM Art. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2,8 G ED
Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S DX 12-24mm f/4 G IF-ED

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