Sigma’s new 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens (yes, a constant f/1.8 zoom) just got an official price point of $799 and it will start shipping next month. It is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma DSLR mounts. You can pre-order the new lens with free shipping here at B&H Photo.
My thoughts are that this is perfect pricing for this lens, and I think Sigma is going to sell a ton at this price with the overly positive early reviews we’ve seen. Sigma is knocking it out of the park lately, and this is yet another home run.
B&H has deals on a few Sigma lenses going on now through June 17.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM $399 (reg. $499)
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM $429 (reg. $479)
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS $259 (reg. $359)
Additional deals include the 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Sony and Nikon mounts for $289 (reg. $489). This one expires May 31. This is a clearance item and may not be around much longer anyway (the Canon version is already listed as discontinued). Check out the Sony mount here and the Nikon mount here.
The new lens was announced along with the 19mm f/2.8 DN and 30mm f/2.8 DN lenses back at CES 2013. The wider lenses carry a slightly lower price tag at $199 and have been shipping for a few weeks now.
The 60mm offers an equivalent focal length of 120mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras and 90mm on Sony NEX cameras. Minimum focus distance is at 19.7-inches and it contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to reduce chromatic aberration.