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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Sample Pics (Unbelievable F-stop Object)

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC

Gear for Image posted a big bunch of sample pics of the Sigma’s new UFO (Unbelievable F-stop Object), their brand new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC, and pics shot with the lens. You have to scroll down below the pics of the Sigma for the sample pics. The page will probably take some tine to load. Some more sample pics are here. We covered the announcement here.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC
Image credit: Gear for Image

Sigma’s press release can be seen here:

To develop a large aperture zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F1.8, it was necessary to solve a variety of technical challenges. As the f-number decreases, so does the depth of focus, making it extremely difficult to minimize spherical aberration, axial chromatic aberration, astigmatism and field curvature. To minimize astigmatism across the zoom range, Sigma leveraged its extensive experience in reducing optical aberrations and designing advanced structural elements. Sigma gained this know-how when it developed such super wide angle zoom lenses as the SIGMA12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM and SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM. Ongoing technological innovation at Sigma’s Aizu Factory has also contributed to further enhancements in lens production. Advanced production technologies have made possible a large-diameter molded glass aspheric lens, which teams up with SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to optimize power distribution and minimize axial chromatic and spherical aberration and field curvature. Thanks to its hard-earned knowledge of lens design and advanced lens manufacturing techniques, Sigma has succeeded in creating a lens that offers F1.8 throughout the zoom range, as well as exceptional image quality at wide open aperture.

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