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Coming soon: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Nikon mount

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Update: the lens is now officially announced.

A quick update from PhotoRumors that I think (if true) will be of huge interest for Nikon DX shooters: Sigma is rumored to announce a new 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for APS-C based DSLR cameras (27-52.5mm equivalent). That's right, a constant f/1.8 zoom lens! I initially did not believe this report, but the Czech website Fotoradce just published detailed specs of the upcoming lens:

  • Ultrasonic autofocus (HSM)
  • 9 aperture blades
  • Type A (Art), which guarantees quality materials, metal bayonet
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 0.23x
  • Weight: 810 grams, length: 121mm
  • Angle of view: 76.5 - 44.2°
  • Internal zoom and focusing
  • Minimal focusing distance: 28cm
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  • Tomas Dolejsi

    Hi, I am running the website Fotoradce.cz where the very first “rumor” was published (see the link above in this article). Please can you correct the name of the website? Is is not Digiarena but Fotoradce. Thank you ;)
    Tom

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      Sorry, I fixed the name.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.romine Mark Romine

    A Sigma zoom and DX – Meh

  • Gabor Takacs

    I sold my Tokina 50-135 a year ago, because (1) it was too soft at 135mm (2) and the usable 50-100 focal length is not far away at all from a cca. 80mm prime lens. Tested thoroughly, using a fixed lens needs only one step forward or backward to get something similar to a 2x zoom lens’ view.

    Since one needs to move to get the optimal composition, a few extra steps does not matter in the whole process. That’s why I love so much the Nikon 85/1.8G bought instead.

    We have plenty high quality fixed primes, plenty of MPs as well as f2.8 3x zoom lens, so this 2x zoom at f1.8 is not a big deal.

    But a 3x f1.8 zoom would be a real challenge to produce. A 18-55/1.8 or maybe even a 16-50/1.8 (with quite good picture quality wide open)… What do you think?

  • Davide

    Wow! Look at the eyes in the third photo of the little girl, pretty freaking pixel sharp at f/1.8. Sounds like a cool lens

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