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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:54 am 
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http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c ... index.html

f/2.8 lenses too slow for you? Well, here's one that might negate the need to carry some primes, with a f/1.8 18-35mm for APS-C.

Few other details yet, but I wouldn't expect it to be cheap...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:58 pm 
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If it focuses better than sigma primes in that range, it'll be an ideal travel lens for all light leves.

Great initiative by Sigma


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Interesting! I am presently trying to learn more about the 12-24mm II, which is suitable for full-frame as well as crop, but an f/1.8 wide zoom certainly catches one's attention.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:58 pm 
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This lens really looks great for low light and event photography. I'm still trying to wrap my head around that it's 1.8 and not 2.8 :D
Sigma seems to be refreshing a lot of it's line up into the "A" "C" and "S" lines. And from what I've heard the new lenses are generally good performers.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:36 pm 
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I have been extremely impressed with Sigma recently.

For example, the latest 35mm f/1.4 lens from them is something that I would want over the other options, and it just happens to be less expensive as well.
If this lens has the same quality to it, I will expect it to do well.

This lens made me think for a bit that staying in APS-C might be more desirable than going full-frame. I am looking forward to the reviews on it.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:48 am 
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First pictures with the lens http://lcap.tistory.com/entry/Sigma-ART-18-35mm-f18-Preview

And on full frame http://lcap.tistory.com/entry/Sigma-18-35mm-f18-with-5D-Mark-II

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:21 am 
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Looks good but confirms I'm NOT buying this lens due to the backwards zoom ring.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:57 am 
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nice work Sigma, price looks reasonable.
Lenstip did a review, they rate it.

http://www.lenstip.com/374.1-Lens_revie ... ction.html

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