A Review of the Sigma 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma's fresh 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary lens offers a compelling blend of a generous ultra-wide field of view and bright constant aperture, and that makes it an intriguing option for a wide variety of creatives. Can it deliver in practice, though? This great video review takes a look at the performance and image quality you will be able to expect. 

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this excellent video review takes a look at the Sigma 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary for Fujifilm X, Leica L, and Sony E mount APS-C cameras. Despite its competitive price ($599), the 10-18mm f/2.8 comes with an impressive range of features, including:

  • 13 elements in 10 groups
  • 3 FLD, 1 SLD, and 4 aspherical elements for improved image quality
  • Image stabilization
  • Newly designed push-on petal lens hood for more compact footprint
  • 4.6" minimum focusing distance for 1:4 maximum magnification ratio at wide end
  • Dust- and splash-resistant construction
  • Weight: 260 g
  • AF stepping motor
  • Minimal focus breathing for video work
  • 7-blade rounded diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Altogether, the 10-18mm f/2.8 looks like a useful and versatile lens for a wide range of applications, including landscapes, events, and more. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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A great review as usual from Dustin.

Clearly sharper than the Tamron, yet more limited at the long end. It also doesn't seem to cope with the 40MP sensor as well as I'd hoped but for the target audience probably good enough. I find the 16 2.8 and 14 2.8 both great options, despite neither being the last word on optical performance, so why not have fun with the 10-18 and grab an XF 8-16 and Filter adaptor if landscape is is your passion.

Nothing wrong with having a lens that works better with the Fuji 26MP cameras either - just a pity Dustin didn't or couldn't compare the lens on both platforms (goes for future reviews also).