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B&H Photo Video has Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon (210-101) for $599. Shipping is free. Thanks thawynd

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Specs:
Canon EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8-56mm
Aperture Range: f/1.8-16
Four Aspherical & 5 SLD Glass Elements
Super Multi-Layer Coating
Hyper Sonic AF Motor
Internal Focusing and Zoom Design
Fast Constant Maximum Aperture
Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
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You do realize your two lenses are much slower compared to a f/1.8 so no good in low light, & both don't compare in terms of bokeh while shooting wide open. Both are mostly plastic, one is a plastic mount, & neither includes a distance scale, all of which is typical of less costly kit quality type lenses. Sigma also has the benefit of using a USB dock for firmware updates & fine tuning the focus. You can't do that with your two lenses.
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Aside from only being compatible with crop sensors, I absolutely love mine. Works great for astrophotography (main reason I bought it), indoors, moderately-low light, and shallow DoF pics. Well-built. Track-sharp. Auto-focus can be calibrated with the dock. If you want a wide-angle and wide aperture, it's a fantastic lens.
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One of my favorite indoor and portrait lenses. Picked one up for 649 two years ago but it included the USB dock. Haven't used the dock once. Good lens if you are looking for a step up from entry level lenses.
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Also comes with 8% B&H rewards that you can use for a later purchase at the site.

Update: 8% rewards is gone, now you get a free Sigma 72mm Protector Filter
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One of my favorite indoor and portrait lenses. Picked one up for 649 two years ago but it included the USB dock. Haven't used the dock once. Good lens if you are looking for a step up from entry level lenses.

35mm portrait lense?
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35mm portrait lense?
Yes, on a crop sensor, it does a decent job for environmental portraits especially if walking around the subject. It is a bit heavy though. I use my nifty fifty if I'm just doing straight portraits.
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I just bought this lens refurbished from Sigma for this price. Great price for a great lens.
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$599?! There is NO way THAT kind of $$$ is coming from me. Both of my lenses cost that much!! (Sigma 18-250/Canon 10-18)
You do realize your two lenses are much slower compared to a f/1.8 so no good in low light, & both don't compare in terms of bokeh while shooting wide open. Both are mostly plastic, one is a plastic mount, & neither includes a distance scale, all of which is typical of less costly kit quality type lenses. Sigma also has the benefit of using a USB dock for firmware updates & fine tuning the focus. You can't do that with your two lenses.
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You do realize your two lenses are much slower compared to a f/1.8 so no good in low light, & both don't compare in terms of bokeh while shooting wide open. Both are mostly plastic, one is a plastic mount, & neither includes a distance scale, all of which is typical of less costly kit quality type lenses. Sigma also has the benefit of using a USB dock for firmware updates & fine tuning the focus. You can't do that with your two lenses.
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You do realize your two lenses are much slower compared to a f/1.8 so no good in low light, & both don't compare in terms of bokeh while shooting wide open. Both are mostly plastic, one is a plastic mount, & neither includes a distance scale, all of which is typical of less costly kit quality type lenses. Sigma also has the benefit of using a USB dock for firmware updates & fine tuning the focus. You can't do that with your two lenses.
Iagree +2. It is Sigma craftsmanship Art lens. f/1.8 is more interest for me. I own EF-S 17-55 F/2.8 IS. Sigma is sharper than 17-55 f/2.8. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=854&Camera=736&Sample=0... [the-digital-picture.com]
Should I sale 17-55 f/2.8 to switch Sigma Art lens?
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$599?! There is NO way THAT kind of $$$ is coming from me. Both of my lenses cost that much!! (Sigma 18-250/Canon 10-18)
Then this lens is not for you. Simple as that.

Others, however, value higher build quality, image quality, bokeh, low-light capability, focus speed, smooth controls, and optics to warrant paying extra for them. That's why there are cheap consumer lenses and pro lenses. This falls more into the pro lens category, as one of Sigma's Art lenses.

With lenses (any optics, really) you get what you pay for.

My Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens gave me images that were fuzzy, even when manually focused. My Canon 100-400mm L II lens is so much better, it's ridiculous. But compare the prices... again, pay more, get more.

If that's not important enough to you, the extra value isn't there TO YOU. But it is to me, and many others. It's all about perceived value, and is very subjective.
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Great lens. I love mine. I used dock once to update firmware, haven't check for update since. I use it on the 7DM2. Wish it worked on the full frame lens.... even a 2.8 on the full frame is like $1,800. I had to buy the F4 version for my full frame. Some very clean shots from this lens though...

Highly recommend for anyone with crop sensor body, especially at this price. It's not a great walk around lens due to focal range, but with f1.8 it can produce some artistic shots.
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BTW, this lens is NOT for video, unless you have an off-camera microphone. The AF and aperture make clicking sounds as they adjust, and are clearly heard in the audio with built-in mic and a hotshoe-mounted shotgun mic.
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