Sigma 18-35 f1.8 at SRS - 499


gfurm

Link Posted 31/08/2015 - 19:36
http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/sigma-18-35mm-f1-8-dc-hsm-a-lens-pentax-fit.htm...

At this price it's 140 quid lower than anywhere else.

I've read about AF issues but I got it anyway. Now heading to classifieds to sell some stuff to pay for it.

Greg
Pentax K-3 II, DA 50/1.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8, DA* 300/4, 1.4x HD DA Converter

Blythman

Link Posted 31/08/2015 - 19:53
Be interested in your opinion on the AF
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 01/09/2015 - 07:54
Wow, I was looking at that yesterday and it was still 649. In fact, even now, if you browse the list of Sigma K-mount lenses it shows as 649, but go into the page and it's 499.

If I recall correctly, it's reputed to have great IQ (very sharp even wide open) but it's the bulkiest 2x zoom ever made (understandably) and the AF is hit-&-miss.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Last Edited by Jonathan-Mac on 01/09/2015 - 07:56

gfurm

Link Posted 02/09/2015 - 13:53
Got it today. I must say I'm astonished. Build quality is amazing, silent focus (I've never had HSM lens before), and the picture quality is great. As for AF these are 100% crops from first few photos. K3 II center focus point. No adjustments done, default Lightroom settings exported as 100% jpg.

at 18mm f1.8, target about 15 meters away



18mm f1.8 about 2 meters away



35mm at 1.8 about 1m away



35mm at 1.8 about 0.5m away



These are from center of the frame, spot focus. So far it looks bloody perfect.

Greg

edit: looks like the forum uploader resized them, these are not 100% crops, they're a bit smaller
Pentax K-3 II, DA 50/1.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8, DA* 300/4, 1.4x HD DA Converter
Last Edited by gfurm on 02/09/2015 - 14:10

Conqueror

Link Posted 02/09/2015 - 19:56
How you finding the size?

For me that's the only big negative... but I've never owned/used it
K-3ii
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