Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
Launched July 2004


18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
EX series, large aperture zoom lens designed specifically for use with digital SLR cameras

  • EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology.
  • Compact and lightweight zoom design despite large F2.8 aperture.
  • Excellent correction for various types of aberration provided by one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and two aspherical lenses.
  • Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces flare and ghosting from which digital cameras tend to suffer

F2.8 large aperture standard zoom lens designed specially for use with digital SLR cameras.

The characteristics of digital SLR cameras were taken into consideration when designing the lens power layout. The new advanced lens design corrects various aberrations. This lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down flare and ghost caused by reflections from the digital image sensor and lens. It has excellent correction for vignetting and superior peripheral brightness is ensured.

A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The design produces a compact and lightweight, yet robust, construction with an overall length of 84.1mm (3.3in.), maximum diameter of 74.1mm (2.9in.) and weight of 445g (15.6oz).

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm (11in.). It is equipped with an inner focusing system. The non-rotating front lens element makes the lens suitable for using its petal-type lens hood and circular polarizing filters.

It is an ideal large aperture standard zoom lens for digital SLR cameras featuring APS-C size image sensor.

Construction 15 Elements in 13 Groups
Focal Length 18-50mm
Maximum Aperture ƒ2.8
Minimum Aperture ƒ22
Field of View 69.3-27.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 28cm
Number of blades 7
Maximum Magnification 1:5
Zooming System N/A
Filter Size 67mm
Diameter 74.1mm
Length 84.1mm
Weight 445g
SRP at launch: £369.99
Available Mounts: Sigma AF, Canon AF, Nikon AF, Pentax