Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

25 Nov 2013 11:00:00 AM

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James from Ted's Cameras covers the features and benefits of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens.

Another addition to the new Sigma Art category lenses, is the 18-35mm f1.8 - a truly unique lens. It’s the first wide-angle to standard zoom lens to achieve a large aperture of 1.8 ... aperture controls the amount of light that enters the camera and is similar to the iris in your own eye. But remember the lower the aperture number in this case 1.8, the bigger the aperture or maximum opening in the lens...so not only does it work exceptional well in low light it also creates a strong out focus background - as you can see here (example). This really separates your subject from the background and adds that professional touch to all of your shots. The 18-35mm is ideal for landscapes, portraits, still life, snap shots, casual, and close-ups Designed specifically for APS-C sized sensors (like on the Canon 700D or Nikon D600), the Sigma 18-35mm translates to 27mm-52.5mm on 35mm cameras. It also comes with the Hyper Sonic Motor for quiet, fast and accurate auto focussing in addition to this it is compatible with the Sigma USB dock which connects to your computer and allows you to update the firmware and fine tune features such as the focussing.

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James: Hi! I’m James and welcome to Get Teducated, today I’m going to discuss another addition to the new Sigma Art category lenses; the 18-35mm f1.8 - a truly brilliant lens.

It’s the first standard zoom lens to achieve such a large aperture of just f 1.8 through the entire zoom range ...aperture controls the amount of light that the lens allows into the camera and works similarly to the pupil of your own eye. Remember the lower the aperture, or f number – which in this case is 1.8, the bigger the aperture or maximum opening in the lens... This wider opening is perfect for making the most of available lighting in low light situations, but it also creates a strong out focus background - as you can see here (example). This really separates your subject from the background and adds that professional touch to all of your shots.

The 18-35mm is a versatile lens ideal for landscapes, portraits, still life, and everyday casual snaps.

Designed specifically for APS-C sized sensors (like on the Canon 700D or Nikon D5200), the Sigma 18-35mm translates to roughly 27mm-50mm on the old 35mm film cameras, or high end ‘Full Frame’ DSLRS. It also comes with the Hyper Sonic Motor for quiet, fast and accurate auto focusing, and of course it’s also compatible with the Sigma USB dock which allows you to connect it directly to your computer allowing you to update the firmware and fine tune features such as the focusing.

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