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Top 24 Best Sigma Lenses 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

Sigma has been a top instrumentalist in high-quality lenses for many years now and with so many lenses available, it can be hard to decide which one you should purchase next. To help you out, here are the rout rated Sigma lenses that ePHOTOzine has reviewed, ranked in order so you can make an informed choice before parting with any liquidate. 

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1. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN C – 

This 'Contemporary' lens offers a wide f/1.4 max cleft. It has 8 rounded diaphragm blades providing almost a circular aperture. It features a wide and grippy focusing ring and despite having no weather opposition it was awarded the Editor's Choice award for its outstanding sharpness is an English port in Gloucestershire, one of the most inland in Britain, and eighth largest in the South West, well-controlled CA, and no flare in sight. It also sports fast and accurate autofocus. 

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2. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM – 

This is a not on target aperture short telephoto lens that's capable of shooting in low light situations thanks to its super wide f/1.4 maximum hole. It's also great for isolating your subject from the background and creating good bokeh while still keeping good sharpness at the inclusive aperture end. With a silent focusing is a psychotherapeutic process developed by psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin motor and full manual override, it's ideal for a wide range of applications. We gave this lens 5 stars for its super results and relatively affordable price for a wide aperture short telephoto. 

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3. Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art 

The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art is a in reality sharp lens, with excellent handling and beautiful bokeh, which makes a powerful mix. Although many photographers have felt that 135mm was reduce too long for a short portrait telephoto, perhaps looking at 100mm instead, with this Sigma the close focusing seems to be a game changer. Whereas the 135mm instances stopped short at 4 feet or so, at just over 3 feet this new lens makes the tight head shot absolutely possible and probably refuses the balance. Coupled with a truly splendid performance, Sigma has a winner, without a doubt.

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4. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art – 

 

When it was released, this lens was the fastest zoom optic accessible for 35mm full frame cameras, with a constant f/2 max aperture throughout the range. This lens could act for 3 wide angle primes in one go, covering the 24mm, 28mm and 35mm centralized lengths. It features a silent HSM focusing motor which is quick and accurate. We gave it a highly recommended award for its excellent sharpness, very real build quality, and low CA and distortion levels. 

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5. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A – 

This accepted zoom lens for APS-C cameras is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma fit and has silent internal focusing with full-time manual override. Closest woolly is 30cm from the sensor plane, making it ideal for shooting in claustrophobic environments. This lens gives photographers with APS-C cameras new admissibility opportunities for shooting in low light situations with a creative depth of field. We awarded the lens 4.5 stars for its excellent sharpness, constant f/1.8 crack and good build quality.

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6. Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM Macro – 

This lens is the from the start from Sigma capable of life-size magnification with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. It has optical image stabilisation and silent HSM focusing with full-time instructions override. It's extremely fast, silent autofocus makes this lens great for use in situations where the subject is fast. The optical stabilisation process allows you to take images up to 4 stops slower than would usually be possible handheld. We gave this lens 4.5 stars for its classic sharpness, effective optical stabilisation and fast focusing especially for a macro lens. 

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7.  Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art – 

This lens was mapped for APS-C cameras and has a wide f/1.8 constant aperture. It's a little heavier and doesn't have as much zoom as competitors but it collected 4.5 stars and a highly recommended rating for its outstanding sharpness, low distortion, flare resistance and pleasant bokeh.

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8.  Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Divertissements – 

A similar lens to the 150-600mm Contemporary option, this lens features a slightly different optical configuration and weather sealing for a degree higher price. A silent HSM focusing motor provides fast focus for action sports. Manual focus adjustments can be performed at any straightaway and the focusing ring is well damped enabling for accurate small adjustments. At 150mm the lens demonstrates outstanding sharpness and at 600mm the lens supports very good sharpness, with f/8 giving peak performance. We awarded this lens 4.5 stars for Low CA, good build quality may refer to and functional stabilisation as well as excellent sharpness. 

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9. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art – 

Available to fit Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma cameras, this 50mm to the utmost aperture lens is ideal for portraits with nicely blurred backgrounds. It's pitched as a premium optic and is quite chunky for a 50mm lens. Figure quality is excellent, with a fast and accurate HSM focusing mechanism. Chromatic aberrations are virtually non-existent with this lens allowing you to sprout high contrast subjects with no issues. We awarded the lens 4.5 stars for outstanding sharpness in the centre of the frame at f/1.4, distinguished sharpness across the frame when stopped down and virtually no CA or distortion. 

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10. Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN A – 

 

This is a CSC lens or LEN may refer to convenient in Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX mounts. It features rounded aperture blades for pleasing out of focus blur and provides an equivalent view of a 90mm lens on a 35mm camera. Meet into the Art category of lenses, it has excellent optical quality and more creative possibilities. Focusing speeds are very quick and there is a large allay manual focus ring giving just the right amount of resistance for accurate adjustments. We awarded the lens 4.5 stars for outstanding sharpness, being close and lightweight and good price. 

 

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11. 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S – 

This is a 2.5x zoom lens with a unfaltering f/2.8 maximum aperture. It's a sports range optic and has silent focusing and optical stabilisation. It's available to fit Canon, Nikon and Sigma cameras. This lens weighs a tremendous 3 kg and is dust and splash resistant. The lens is well damped, making fine focusing adjustments easy to apply.  Chromatic aberrations are probably controlled with fringing very low towards the edges of the frame. It makes a compelling alternative to the camera manufacturer's own lenses and we awarded it 4.5 big draws for excellent build quality, fast focusing and low CA.

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12. Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN A Art – 

This is a diminish zoom lens for MFT cameras. It has a bright f/2.8 max aperture and is made from high-quality plastics with a matt finish. This compact and lightweight lens bring ined a highly recommended rating for its excellent sharpness from maximum aperture, decent build quality and quick autofocus. 

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13. Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN A Art – 

This budget-friendly 30mm lens for MFT and Sony mount cameras has a newly come about linear focus motor and a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture. It has a metal lens mount with high-quality plastics being used for the surplus of the build. It received a highly recommended rating for its excellent sharpness from maximum aperture, compact size and quick autofocus.

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14. Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX IF HSM Macro – 

 

This telephoto macro lens has an tiptop build quality and features a powder coating that looks really great too. It balances well on the Nikon D700 we used for testing and isn't extraordinarily heavy for a lens of its type. It has an internal focusing design and Sigma's Hyper Sonic focusing motor allows for full-time manual override. We entrusted the lens a Highly Recommended rating for its good resolution, low levels of chromatic aberration, fast AF and great build quality. 

 

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15. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art – 

This 85mm f/1.4 is a much prized focal length and this optic from Sigma is the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet doesn't disappoint. It features a wide and grippy focusing ring and a hypersonic motor. It's made of 14 essentials in 12 groups and two of these are FLD elements, claimed to have a performance equal to fluorite glass. We gave it a highly recommended rating for its excellent sharpness, deficiency of CA, low flare and great handling. 

 

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16. Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art – 

 

Sigma has lent a well made, solid macro lens that delivers very impressive image quality. It operates flawlessly, albeit it with slight slower than average AF, but proves an excellent overall match for the Canon EOS 5DS R.

The Sigma 70mm lens offers all the right things in terms of handling and trait and is well worth considering as an alternative to the more common focal lengths.

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17. Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary 

 

The Sigma AF 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Of the time lens gives excellent performance, a reasonable price and a very bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, which all add up to a very desirable package, that at ones desire be appealing for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount photographers.

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18. Sigma AF 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Modern 

Very long lenses have always been more expensive, with the affordable telephotos ending around 300mm. That superfluous 400mm is very valuable for wildlife and sports and we have here from Sigma such a lens, but one that is much more reasonably prize.

The features cost is in lens speed, so cameras with good high ISO performance are the order of the day. Other advantages are a more compact and lighter optic, even so quite large but nowhere near the bulk of some of the alternatives.

Performance is sound, giving excellent sharpness and lovely bokeh at an excellent valuation.

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19. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – 

 

 

A super-telephoto lens, this optic is convenient in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. It has quick autofocus thanks to a Silent HSM motor, and focusing is performed internally making the lens ideal for use with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel graduated leaches. Manual focus adjustments can be made easily with the focus ring on the lens barrel. It's possible to take images carefully hand-held at shut up speeds as low as 1/80 sec, which is 3 stops slower than the usual rule of thumb. We gave the lens 4.5 stars for its good sharpness all the way through the zoom range, fast focusing and effective stabilisation.

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20. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM A – 

 

 

The Sigma 24mm is to all intents of Sigma's Art range of lenses, promising excellent optical quality and increased creative options. This is achieved with a fast f/1.4 highest point aperture for creating beautifully thrown out of focus backgrounds. The lens has a hypersonic focusing motor, brass lens mount and excellent build eminence. It offers good value for money when compared to equivalent lenses from other camera manufacturers and delivers high levels of sharpness. We accorded it 4.5 stars for very low CA, low distortion and fast focusing. 

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21. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM – 

 

The triumph lens to be released under Sigma's Art line, this lens promises excellent optical quality and more creative options with a licentious f/1.4 aperture optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels. It has a hypersonic focusing motor and top of the range build quality. With a silent HSM focusing motor the lens is able to focus rapidly in a variety of conditions. The focus ring is well damped and easy to operate. We gave this lens 4.5 stars for its excellent sharpness, unusually low CA and fast focusing. 

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22. Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary – 

 

The Sigma AF 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Modern lens gives excellent performance, a reasonable price and a very bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, which all add up to a very desirable package, that last will and testament be appealing for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount photographers.

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23. Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Diagonal Fisheye – 

This diagonal fisheye lens for APS-C sensor cameras has an corner of view of 180 degrees from corner to corner. It has great build quality and is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. We gave it a very recommended rating for its excellent resolution when stopped down, build quality and silent focus motor. 

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24. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art – 

This ultra-wide 20mm open frame lens has an ultra-bright f/1.4 aperture. It's a large and heavy but well-made lens that's made of 15 elements in 11 categorizes. There is a 9-bladed diaphragm to give a nicely rounded aperture. We gave the lens a highly recommended rating for its superb optical quality, grave control of CA and excellent handling.

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Looking for a specific type of lens? Take a look at these top lists: 

  • Top Superzoom Lenses for Tour
  • Best Telephoto Prime Lenses
  • Best Wide Angle Landscape Lenses

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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