|The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 fixed aperture zoom is a perfect fit for a Nikon D7100, D5300, or D3300 camera.|
|For such a relatively short focal length range of 18-50mm (27-75mm equivalent), this lens cuts a large figure when mounted on the smaller D5300 DX Nikon camera.|
What you do not get for your $799 lens is a weather-proof body -- not a deal breaker if you like the price and don't shoot in demanding conditions. A weather resistant Nikkor zoom, like the 24-70mm f/2.8, will cost more than twice as much.
This lens is also compatible with Sigma's new USB lens docking station. This accessory allows you to access the lens AF and focusing firmware through Sigma's Optimizaiton Pro software, and make micro adjustments that customize it to your specific camera.
|The lens can focus down to 11" for a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:4.3.|
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|This photo was taken at the widest focal length setting of 18mm and aperture of f/8. Click here to download a high res version of this file.|
|This photo was taken at the longest focal length setting of 35mm and aperture of f/6.3. Click here to download a high res version of this file.|
Someone needed to address the issue of supplying lenses with pro characteristics for the APS-C sensor format, and Sigma was first out of the gate with an impressive beginning. As APS-C sensors continue to improve, its camera format should begin to usurp many of the tasks now assigned to full frame machines, but this can only happen if pro quality lens support is available. Sigma's 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is not only an impressive performer in this category, it sets a benchmark that is going to be hard to beat, even by some top prime lenses.
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