Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Collection of Links: Reviews and Sample Images


As it turned out, I made a mistake in my previous article on Sigma’s 18-35mm f1.8. The lens is not supposed to be available from end of July but from beginning of July onwards. The RRP of €999 is still correct, while retailers from the UK and Poland quote their prices at €750 before it is even released. As expected, the EU-price will soon approach the American one ($799). Due to the early release date, I once again compiled a collection of links consisting of reviews and sample images. As soon as the lens finds its way into the arms of buyers and first reports and videos appear, I will update the collection of links. Enjoy! 🙂


Sample Images


Imagingresource – Flickr




“Overall though the 18-35mm F1.8 is certainly an intriguing product, and we applaud Sigma for pushing the boundaries of lens design ahead of the more conservative camera manufacturers.”


“This is an amazingly sharp lens, even wide open at ƒ/1.8, which is typically not the case with very wide-aperture lenses. At 18mm and ƒ/1.8, the Sigma shows very little corner softness and a good portion of the center and middle of the frame are very sharp indeed.”


“You should congratulate the Sigma Corporation and their optics specialists for two reasons. Firstly for their courage – they attempted to produce an instrument no other company had tried to construct before. Such a situation a lot can be forgiven so their product didn’t have to be outstanding. Still it is obvious Sigma wasn’t contended with half measures; not only they manufactured a unique instrument but also made it optically excellent in many categories.”


“For Sigma’s first run at a previously never before seen lens concept, this is a rousing success. It may not be a home run, but it’s a solid line-drive double. There are thousands of photographers who will not only love the price point, but the return on that investment. The issues I experienced with the lens are from a very high level, high expectation standpoint. This is so far Sigma’s best APS-C only lens, and it’s the best by leaps and bounds.”

Sigmas blog

“Simply put, this is a fantastic lens. It’s sharp, fast, and offers the performance of a fast prime, with the versatility of wide-to-standard zoom range for quick recomposition. For photographers and videographers working on the APS-C platform, for weddings, documentary and more, this lens is simply brilliant.”


“So, am Schluss nochmals Ergebnisse, weil daran kann man erkennen wozu die Brennweite gut taugt. Es ist kein CloseUp Portrait Objektiv. Auch wenn es funktioniert, da sind höhere Brennweiten einfacher zu bedienen. Aber gerade für Ambientshots oder auch Oberkörper ist das Objektiv wahnsinnig sahne…”


“I can easily see this lens being the best friend to many working professionals and a lot of enthusiasts, too. It could, without hesitation, be the go-to lens for portrait and wedding photographers across the globe. The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is a rock star, no doubt!”


“This lens opens new possibilities for owners of APS-C format cameras for low light shooting and creative use of depth of field with a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, normally reserved for prime focal length lenses. The image quality delivered, especially at shorter focal lengths is of the level normally reserved for prime lenses also.”

  1. […] Just have a look at my other collections of links: Sigma 60mm f/2.8, 17-70mm f2.8-4 Contemporary, 18-35mm f1.8 and DP3 […]


  2. […] interesting APS-C lenses released in recent years. It received a staggering amount of praise in the reviews, even in those where it was pitted against prime lenses. It outclasses garden-variety standard […]


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