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The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens price announced: $799

Sigma announced the pricing of their groundbreaking 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Nikon DX cameras and I think it’s a pleasant surprise: the lens is currently listed at B&H for $799. For comparison (not really, but still) the Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II DX lens costs $846, the 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF DX Lens […]

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art lens sample images

Foto Hans Keuzekamp received their first Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art lens for Nikon mount and sent me few sample images taken with the Nikon D7100. This new 30mm f/1.4 lens is designed for APS-C/DX Nikon DSLRs cameras (45mm equivalent focal length) and is compatible with the Sigma USB dock ($59).  The lens is still not shipping in […]

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First images taken with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens are out

The Korean website lcap.tistory.com published many sample images taken with the just announced Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens. The post also contains distortion, light fall-off and “starring” samples. The photos are taken with a Canon camera, but you can get an idea about the performance of the lens. Another post shows the lens coverage when used on a full […]

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It’s real: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens announced

The rumors were true: Sigma officially announced the world’s first 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM zoom lens: World’s first lens offering an aperture of F1.8 throughout the zoom range.SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM, the large aperture APS-C format standard zoom lens. What […]

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DxOMark: the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens sets a new benchmark for optical performance

DxOMark published their test results and conclusions for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens with Nikon mount: “The lens sets a new benchmark for optical performance for a retro-focus lens in this focal length and it’s a feat that’s even more remarkable given the price is well-below that of any of the big name brands.” With […]

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Nikon patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma dismissed by Tokyo District Court

Back in 2011 Nikon filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan against Sigma over lenses with VR technology. Jiji Press reports today that Tokyo District Court dismissed Nikon’s claims of patent infringement. Nikon was looking for a compensations of 12 billion yen (around 130 million dollars). The lawsuit was based on six Sigma lenses with image stabilization […]

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens for Nikon DX cameras announced

Sigma announced a new 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens designed for APS-C DSLRs (45mm equivalent on a Nikon DX camera):

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