Sigma 18-50mm f/3,5-5,6 DC

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.

This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.

Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. The possibility to use autofocus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in autofocus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate autofocus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.

The lens has a focal length of 18-50 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 29-80 mm if you have a Canon camera or 27-75 mm if you have a Niko camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-5,6.

This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.

One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 18 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 50 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 58 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.

Different versions of the lens

This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.

Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The price (more info)
  • A lens hood is included
  • Light weight (250 gr)
  • No built-in autofocus motor (the Nikon version)
  • Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
  • No built-in image stabilizer
  • Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
  • A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
  • This lens has been replaced by a newer version
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust

Specification

Product Name:Sigma 18-50mm f/3,5-5,6 DC  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for autofocus the camera has to have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-5,6
The lens aperture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 18 mm
f/5,6 at 50 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 18-50 mm

This is a "DC" lens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 29-80 mm
On Nikon cameras: 27-75 mm

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 8 elements / 8 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 25 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 58 mm
Lens Hood: Included, but no info available
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 67 x 62 mm
Weight: 250 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

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Reviews

fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
fredmiranda.com
pcpro.co.uk
slrlensreview.com
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Does this lens work with my camera?

Below you will find all registered cameras here on Lensora. Whether the actual camera works with this lens or not is displayed with a green or a red symbol, and if you want to know more about why the lens and the camera work or do not work together you click for further information..

Product name Release date Type Sensor Focal Length ? Total weight
Canon EOS 1000D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 752 gr
Canon EOS 100D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 657 gr
Canon EOS 10D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1125 gr
Canon EOS 1100D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 745 gr
Canon EOS 1200D 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 730 gr
Canon EOS 1300D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 735 gr
Canon EOS 1D 2001 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 2004 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 2007 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn 2005 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 2009 DSLR APS-H (1.3x)
Canon EOS 1D X 2011 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds 2002 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 2004 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 2007 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 2000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 725 gr
Canon EOS 200D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 703 gr
Canon EOS 20D 2004 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS 20Da 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS 250D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 699 gr
Canon EOS 300D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 895 gr
Canon EOS 30D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1034 gr
Canon EOS 350D 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 790 gr
Canon EOS 4000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 686 gr
Canon EOS 400D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 806 gr
Canon EOS 40D 2007 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1072 gr
Canon EOS 450D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 774 gr
Canon EOS 500D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 770 gr
Canon EOS 50D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1072 gr
Canon EOS 550D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 760 gr
Canon EOS 5D 2005 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2008 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2012 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5DS 2015 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 5DS R 2015 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 600D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 820 gr
Canon EOS 60D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1005 gr
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1005 gr
Canon EOS 60Da 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1005 gr
Canon EOS 650D 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 825 gr
Canon EOS 6D 2012 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 2017 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS 700D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 830 gr
Canon EOS 70D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1005 gr
Canon EOS 750D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 805 gr
Canon EOS 760D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 815 gr
Canon EOS 77D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 790 gr
Canon EOS 7D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1110 gr
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1160 gr
Canon EOS 8000D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 815 gr
Canon EOS 800D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 782 gr
Canon EOS 80D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 980 gr
Canon EOS 850D 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 765 gr
Canon EOS 9000D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 790 gr
Canon EOS 90D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 951 gr
Canon EOS D30 2000 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1105 gr
Canon EOS D60 2002 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 1105 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 895 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 790 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 806 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 770 gr
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 699 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 765 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 774 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 760 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 825 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 730 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 805 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 703 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 782 gr
Canon EOS M 2012 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M10 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M100 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M200 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M3 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS R 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R3 2021 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R6 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Ra 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Rebel 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 895 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 657 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 703 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 699 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 770 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 760 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 745 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 820 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 825 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 730 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 830 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 735 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 805 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 815 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 725 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 782 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 765 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 752 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 774 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 790 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 29-80 mm 806 gr
Canon EOS RP 2019 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D1 1999 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1450 gr
Nikon D100 2002 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1030 gr
Nikon D1H 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1450 gr
Nikon D1X 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1450 gr
Nikon D200 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1170 gr
Nikon D2H 2003 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1450 gr
Nikon D2Hs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1450 gr
Nikon D2X 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1450 gr
Nikon D2Xs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1450 gr
Nikon D3 2007 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D300 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1175 gr
Nikon D3000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D300s 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1188 gr
Nikon D3100 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3300 2014 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3400 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3500 2018 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3s 2009 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D3x 2008 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D4 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D40 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D40x 2007 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D4s 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D5 2016 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D50 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 870 gr
Nikon D500 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1110 gr
Nikon D5000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5100 2011 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5300 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5500 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5600 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D6 2020 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D60 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D600 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D610 2013 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D70 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 929 gr
Nikon D700 2008 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7000 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 1030 gr
Nikon D70s 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 929 gr
Nikon D7100 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 925 gr
Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 925 gr
Nikon D750 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7500 2017 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 890 gr
Nikon D780 2020 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D80 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 918 gr
Nikon D800 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D800e 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D810 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D810A 2015 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D850 2017 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D90 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 27-75 mm 953 gr
Nikon Df 2013 DSLR Full frame
Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame

Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Alternatives to Sigma 18-50mm f/3,5-5,6 DC for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Sigma 18-50mm f/3,5-5,6 DC . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 II
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
Sigma 18-50mm f/2,8-4,5 DC OS HSM
Sigma EX 17-50mm f/2,8 DC OS HSM

Alternatives to Sigma 18-50mm f/3,5-5,6 DC for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Sigma 18-50mm f/3,5-5,6 DC . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED II
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Sigma 18-50mm f/2,8-4,5 DC OS HSM
Sigma EX 17-50mm f/2,8 DC OS HSM

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