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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens now available in Sony/Pentax mounts

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens now available in Sony/Pentax mounts

Sigma has finally decided to keep its promise by releasing the Sony A-mount and Pentax K-mount versions of the highly-praised 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, which was unveiled back in April 2013.

One of the most critically-acclaimed lens series in the world is called “Art” and it is being manufactured by Sigma. The Japanese company has been congratulated by photographers, reviewers, and users alike for its Art-series lenses because they are delivering high image quality at affordable prices.

The most popular of the collection is definitely the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art model. It was released last year for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras, while Sony and Pentax versions have been in the works ever since.

These two models were supposed to be launched a long time ago. However, the manufacturer has cited strong demand for the Canon and Nikon versions, so the Sony and Pentax ones have been delayed. Thankfully, we can put the past behind as the A-mount and K-mount units are now available for purchase.

Sony A-mount and Pentax K-mount versions of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens are finally available

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens has been released for Sony A-mount and Pentax K-mount camera owners.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens was announced in April 2013. The product was put up for pre-order quite soon after its introduction. The early positive reviews have made a lot of photographers to pre-order the lens and everything has turned into a waiting game.

The game is finally over as the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art optic is now available for Sony A-mount and Pentax K-mount camera owners. The lens is compatible with the shooters that feature an APS-C image sensor.

If you own such DSLR, then you can buy the Sony A-mount version at Amazon and B&H PhotoVideo for about $800, while the Pentax K-mount model is in stock at the latter retailer for the same price.

About the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art zoom lens

This product is aimed at APS-C-sized DSLR cameras. This means that it will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 27-52.5mm.

One of its key aspects is the maximum aperture of f/1.8, which remains constant throughout the zoom range. The fast aperture makes it an ideal lens for low-light photography, including when shooting indoor events.

Sigma’s 18-35mm f/1.8 lens does not feature a built-in image stabilization technology, therefore you will have to keep your hands as steady as possible when using longer exposure times.

Let us know in the comments section below if you plan on purchasing this optic!

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