Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
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dpreview posted a first impression review of Sigma’s UFO (Unbelievable F-stop Object), the amazing Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC. The lens delivers constant f/1.8 through the zoom range and is the first zoom lens for APS-C DSLRs with this property. As dpreview writes, the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC “offers APS-C DSLR users access to some of the depth-of-field and low light capabilities that full frame shooters get from their F2.8 zooms”.
Overall the Sigma seems extremely promising and I’ve been pretty pleased with the results[...] Its range means it’s unlikely to be the ‘one lens to rule them all’ for many people, but if I were an owner of an APS-C DSLR that I liked, this might help dispel the idea that APS-C is somehow just a stepping-stone to the quasi-mythically ‘optimal’ full-frame format (an idea Nikon and Canon have no incentive to challenge). The fact remains that APS-C is by far the most widely-used format in the DSLR era, and this lens could help strengthen the cost/size/flexibility proposition that it offers.
The updated sample pics gallery is here.
Product description (from B&H’s product page):
Last three days to get a 20% discount on the retail price of Kuuvik Capture, a newly released tethering software for the Mac. All you have to do is enter the coupon code canonwatch.com when checking out in the webshop. The discount program runs through June 12th. So there are just a few days left. All you have to do to get the discount is to enter the coupon code canonwatch.com. I covered this feature-rich tethering software here.
Currently, Kuuvik Capture is available at an introductory price, so you get an even better bargain when applying the coupon code (see below how to).
- Licenses for Canon EOS 60D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 1100D: $79.99 – with coupon code: $63.99
- Licenses for Canon EOS-1D X, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 6D, 7D: $99.99 – with coupon code $79.99
How to get the 20% discount. First, download the 30 day trial version of Kuuvik Capture here (scroll down to the bottom of the page). Next, you buy the license from within the application following the Kuuvik Capture->License path. After that you click on the “Buy” button. The coupon code (canonwatch.com) needs to be entered right before checkout in the webshop. The discount will be applied against the purchase price. Happy tethering!
Update – Germany Deal: Huge Price Drop on Canon EOS M w/ 18-55mm IS STM and Speedlite 90EX (Eur 380, Amazon DE)
Update: I forgot to mention that the deal also includes the Speedlite 90EX (thanks Wintermute). And…: the price is now 379,89 (click here)
Concrete price drop on the Canon EOS M with the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and the Speedlite 90EX on Amazon Germany. It is now just €389 (click here). It was just a few days ago that Canon announced a new wide-angle zoom lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 11-22mm IS STM. And there is another, important news concerning the EOS M. Canon will soon release a firmware update that will correct the EOS M’s main issue: the sluggish auto-focus. The EOS M is a great camera that delivers impressive image quality. If Canon manages to solve the AF issue, the EOS M could become a truly outstanding mirrorless system camera. Found it via dealsrunner.com.
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