Good news to APSC sensor size DSLR / Mirrorless camera user, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art will be available soon in Malaysia with the price of RM 2,599.
Pre-order is available from 5th – 28th July 2013 @ Sigma sole distributor Audio & Photo Distributor (Fe) Sdn. Bhd. (Level 8-02, 03801, Wisma BU8, No 11, Lebuh Bandar Utama, PJU6, 47900, Petaling Jaya). According to Pentax2u.com, Pentax and Sony mount will be available later on this August or September.
The lens designed specifically for APS-C sized sensors, focal length of Sigma 18 – 35mm F1.8 is equivalent to 27mm – 52.5mm (same as F2.8 depth of field control) on full frame camera. As stated by official website, “Truly a revolutionary product, the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM is the first wide-angle to standard zoom lens to achieve a large aperture of 1.8. Designed specifically for APS-C sized sensors, the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 translates to 27mm-52.5mm on 35mm camera. Tapping into Sigma’s long history of lens innovations, the 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM incorporates a wide glass molded aspherical lens with Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to compensate for aberrations and curvature at the widest angle. Internal focusing and zooming allows for more usability and functionality. The 18-35mm is ideal for landscapes, portraits, still life, snap shots, casual, and close-ups and the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures smooth, fast and accurate autofocusing. The use of Thermally Composite Material (TSC) reduces size and weight but increases the lens durability. Its new Global Vision design works with its compatibility with the Sigma USB dock for further customization. A 9 blade rounded diaphragm also creates beautiful background blur. The Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM is a new benchmark in photographic history and a must have for every camera bag.”
Few reviews and image samples available at sites below,
Image from Audio & Photo Distributor (Fe) Sdn. Bhd.,