DSLR Lens of the Year

2013 DSLR Lens of the Year

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 £649

There were some strong contenders for this year’s lens of the year category, but the optic that impressed us most was the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM – the world’s first zoom lens to feature a constant f/1.8 aperture throughout its focal length.

Being confined to APS-C sensors, the effective angle-of-view compared with full-frame is 27-52mm, which represents a very versatile range from wideangle to standard focal lengths.

In the field the biggest plus-points are the ability to shoot in low light, the eye-catching nature of the close-range pictures that could be created, and the wonderful bokeh produced by shooting wide-open at f/1.8. To top it off, the price makes it affordable and within reach of what most expect to pay for a premium standard zoom.


Sigma 35mm f/1.4

Sigma 180mm f/2.8

Nikon 28mm f/1.8

Nikon 70-200mm f/4

  1. 1. 2013 consumer compact of the year
  2. 2. Superzoom of the year
  3. 3. Tough Camera of the Year
  4. 4. Advanced Compact of the Year
  5. 5. Consumer CSC of the Year
  6. 6. Advanced CSC of the Year
  7. 7. DSLR of the Year
  8. 8. Cameraphone of the Year
  9. 9. CSC Lens of the Year
  10. 10. DSLR Lens of the Year
  11. 11. Innovation of the Year
  12. 12. Accessory of the Year
  13. 13. Camera of the year
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