We see a pretty consistent number of people reaching out and asking for the best sharpest lenses for Canon 6d cameras available right now. In our opinion, this is an easy question to answer as we feel the there is only one solid contender and it shouldn’t be a surprise that it is coming directly from the Sigma Art range.
The Sigma Art range is one of the sharpest sets of lenses on the market that have a lens designed to cover the vast majority of popular photography niches. For our article, we have decided to feature their 18-35mm lens as its focal length covers the most popular photography niches in one single lens helping you save some cash.
Throughout the article, we will also be sharing a number of photographs captured using the lens to show you just how sharp the image quality of the lens actually is. We will also be sharing photographs that are in a number of photography styles as well to show just how versatile this lens is.
The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens
As the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM offers such an excellent level of performance as well as a ton of functionality, especially when compared to the other competing lenses at its price point, it should be no surprise that the lens is very popular. Over the years, this has resulted in many photographers who use this as their go-to lens posting their own reviews online sharing their feelings on the lens. You can click here to read some of these independent reviews that specifically comment on how sharp the lens is too.
The build quality of the lens is exceptional too with a design that makes it so easy to use no matter the situation. The manual focus ring on the lens can easily be located when required without looking using just your fingers due to it having a different texture to the rest of the lens. The different texture of the manual rings also makes it very easy to use them in both wet or cold conditions without issue.
That said, the manual zoom ring does have a nice level of resistance that will help to prevent you from accidentally over-rotating when tweaking your zoom level offering a better image quality for your photographs. With a focal length of 18-35mm, the lens can be ideal for both wide-angle photography as well as portrait photography and everything in between too.
As seen in the photograph above, the f/1.8 aperture allows you to capture photographs even in low light conditions with an excellent level of detail. The lens also offers some excellent image manipulation for your Canon 6d too allowing you to ensure you get the best possible photograph on location and making your job in post-production a whole lot easier and reduce the amount of time you need to put in when you get back to the studio.
The 72mm filter thread size also makes it very easy for you to source any lens filters that you may want to pick up for the lens as it is a very common thread used with modern lenses. Although we would always recommend that you at least pick up a UV filter to help protect your front lens element, it can also be a good idea to pick up a CPL filter and a decent ND filter, especially if you are planning to use the lens for some landscape photographs.
If you are looking to pick up one of the sharpest possible lenses for your Canon 6d then there is no doubt in our mind that you should be checking out the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens. If you are looking for something like a macro lens or a telephoto zoom lens then we would still highly recommend that you stick with the Sigma Art range as it simply blows the competition out of the water.
It has such an excellent reputation within the community for a reason and in our opinion, its reputation is most definatley well deserved. The functionality, build quality, and performance of the Art range is also excellent making it the obvious choice and provided you get the Canon lens mount variant of the lens, it will seemlesley attatch directly to the lens mount on the camera body of your Canon 6d.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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Ashley Buttle – _SH_1781 – https://flic.kr/p/HAws5d
texaus1 – thunderstorms over maroochy river Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM – https://flic.kr/p/hNfXpi
Kevin Law – https://flic.kr/p/szoksT