With a long list of lens from various manufacturers, it’s almost impossible for any company to come up with something out of the ordinary that would impress photography aficionados. However, this didn’t stop Sigma from breaking the mold and what they’ve come up with is just downright jawdropping.
Folks, meet the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM, the world’s first zoom lens with a fix f/1.8 aperture. Apart from boasting the brightest fixed aperture on a zoom lens, it also features Hypersonic Motor (HSM) that enables it to automatically lock in on a subject without creating too much noise.
Little is known about the lens’ build, but judging from this stunning product shots, we can probably expect a premium build from it. Here’s a quick look at the lens’ specs:
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM specs:
Construction: 13 Elements in 11 groups
# of diaphragm blades: 9
Aperture Range: f/1.8 – f/22
Filter Size: ?67mm
Angle of view (35mm equivalent): 63.4°
Max. Magnification ratio: 1 : 5.2
Min. Focus distance: 30cm
Dimension: ?77mm x 94.0mm
Sigma has yet to disclose the pricing and availability of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM, but once they once they do, we’re pretty sure that a lot of professional photographers will be getting this bad boy without second thought.