Awards & Accolades

Awards & Accolades Just Keep Stacking Up For This Camera Lens

The industry can’t stop talking about the new 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A.
See what the experts are saying about this camera lens.

Awards for 18-35MM F1.8 DC HSM | A
Camera Lens

  • American Photo Editors' Choice 2013
  • EXC!TE Technology Integrator 2013
  • Imaging Resource Lens of the Year 2013
  • Phoblographer Editors Choice Award
  • PC Mag Editor's Choice
  • Pop Photo Outstanding Products 2013
  • DPreview Gold Award

“That maximum aperture lets you shoot fast and achieve incredibly shallow depth of field, a coveted imaging trait that makes subjects crisp, popping against the soft blur of the background.”


“You no longer have to sacrifice aperture size when shopping for a zoom lens. If you are a photojournalist, concert, or documentary shooter with a cropped sensor DSLR, this lens is a godsend.”


“The world's fastest zoom lens.”

Popular Science

“Great build quality and delivers excellent photo quality.”


“It takes in more light than zooms from Canon or Nikon and doesn’t compromise on sharpness. That makes it a go-to lens for hand-held shooting in low light.”

NY Times

“Prime lenses are fantastic for the depth of field they can provide, but they can sometimes be impractical when photographing children who don't like to sit still. Sigma recently released the first 1.8 zoom lens ever. This lens is a good option for those Momtogs who want the best of both worlds.”

Huffington Post

“The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM captures twice as much light as an f/2.8 zoom and delivers more consistent sharpness than Canon's 17-55mm.”

“The range it does cover replaces three classic full-frame primes—a 28mm, 35mm, and 50mm—all at f/1.8 maximum aperture. That's an impressive feat for a zoom.”

“You can go with a zoom lens and cover a range of focal lengths, but even top-end models only opened up to f/2.8. Or you can opt for a prime lens with a wide aperture, but it doesn't support zooming. Sigma aims to change that with this lens. It's impressively sharp.”

PC Mag

DP Review Readers Poll
Best Lens of 2013 Winner

“The Sigma 18-35 is simply a game-changer.”

“The Sigma 18-35 (is) innovative and deserving of winning this vote.”

“Innovative, useful and very sensible price for a product which is transformative in its implications for the APSc shooter.”

DP Review