Renowned for its lenses, Sigma also develops compact and SLR cameras with APS-C sensor-even if their distribution remains confidential. Due to the small number of cases purchased, most of the lenses are made to order, but Sigma being an lens maker, the Japanese made a point of proposing many lenses for their mount. Far from being able to compete with the big ones in the segment in terms of pure performance-burst, high ISO, auto focus, etc… Sigma, however, has an asset in its sleeve: its APS-C Foveon Merill sensor, whose results between 100 and 400 ISO are simply extraordinary.
Best Lenses for Sigma Cameras
In this article we have reviewed the best lenses for the Sigma cameras who can help you in professional photography.
Compatible Devices: Sigma SD9, SD10, SD14, SD15, SD1.
1. Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary
Our preferred standard zoom for all APS-C sensor SLRs. Bright and very good workmanship, this lens offers a stunning price/quality ratio - 450 dollars on average. Ideal for limited budgets.
2. Sigma 18-250 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC HSM Macro
This family-friendly zoom covers the vast majority of focal length needs. If it is not very bright or very sharp, it weighs only 360 gm and it’s auto-focus is quite suitable.
3. Sigma 24-105 mm f/4 DG OS HSM ART
This brand-new lens is Sigma's new trans-standard of reference. While the Sigma mount (and the APC-C sensor) lose a bit of wide-angle (36-158 mm), it does offer more telephoto power. Like all "ART" stamped lens. This lens is of totally new design and offers a very high level of finish.
4. Sigma 50-150 mm f/2.8 APO EXDC OS HSM
Very bright and perfectly suited to APS-C sensors (it perfectly replaces a 70-200 mm with its range of 75-225 mm), it is a beautiful lens that exceeds in quality every 70-200 mm f/4.
5. Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 APO DG OS EX HSM
The Sigma classic 70-200 f/2.8 designed for large full-format sensors becomes a 105-300 mm on its S-mount in APS-C format. the smallest sensor makes it possible to take advantage of only the central part of the lens - that is, the most stitched-at the price of a little less versatility than the 50-150 mm.
6. Sigma 50-500 mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG HSM
Trimmed to cover everything – it's all the same a 75-750 mm. This is the lens of choice for lovers of nature photography, aerial meetings, etc… given the optical range and the low light of the Pebble, plan at least a monopod or even a tripod.
7. Sigma 10-20 mm f/3.5 DC EX HSM
A little cheaper ($180 approx.) than the f/3.5 version, this f/4-5.6 version may be a bright bristle and does not have the HSM bridging engine, but its optical quality is still at the top. Users are not mistaken because it is this version that is always preferred to the new version.
8. Sigma 12-24 mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM
Very good workmanship, this ultra-wide-angle zoom offers a smaller viewing angle than the 8-16 mm, which allows it to be used in reporting - deformations are much less visible at 24 mm (36 mm in equivalent 24 x 36).
9. Sigma 8-16 mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM
The ultra-wide-angle par excellence for APS-C sensors. This 12-24 mm equivalent is a magnificent pebble that, at less than 700 dollars, offers everything you can need in the field of very wide angle. Be careful however, its wide viewing angle requires some adaptation time to master the exposure.
10. Sigma 50 mm f/2.8 DG Macro EX
Not too expensive and versatile - it can be used in portrait. This Optics offers a good value for money and is not clamped to the macro since its 75 mm focal length (in equivalent 24x36) is quite suitable for portraits.
11. Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 DG Macro EX
For those who do not have the budget to afford macro lens and portrait lenses, this optics fulfils both roles and without blushing in the face of competition. An excellent value for money even if the sun visor, which screws, is not the most convenient.
12. Sigma 180 mm f/2.8 DG Macro EX DG OS HSM
Very expensive - at least 1600 dollars. This high-end lens offers an exceptional pique and turns out to be the first stabilized macro lens. Which is not a luxury given the focal length - 270 mm in 24x36 equivalent on Sigma housings (APS-C sensor). The manufacturing quality is excellent and the only flaw is the presence of some chromatic aberrations, easily correctable in a software way.
13. Sigma 24 mm f/1.8 DG EX
Equivalent to a 35 mm (in 24 x 36 mm), this somewhat old lenses offers good results, even if the AF engine is not the newest one.
14. Sigma 30 mm f/1.4 DG HSM
This brand-new asp-c lens from the "ART" range is a very good vintage. Tested in Nikon mount, it is very well built and very bright. Optimized for APS-C sensors,
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15. Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
This is the great lens innovation of the year 2013. Dedicated to APS-C sensor devices, it is the brightest zoom in the world. Covering a focal range of 27 to 52 mm, it does not offer the same amplitude as traditional zooms, but its constant aperture f/1.8 allows it to advantageously replace the 3 traditional fixed focal lengths of the report (28, 35 and 50 mm). A jewel whose only flaw is weight-810 G.