so finally here's another one: www.sigmaphoto.com/product/18-35mm-f18-dc-hsm-art

just another aps-c dslr type wide angle zoom. well, it may be not quite alike the others in aperture land because of its constant f/1.8 opening. i acknowledge that this should be more than appreciated - in fact you are getting even a tad less dof than your average pro zoom lens on full frame.


but this lens has a severe downside if you ask me: 18mm for a start! why the heck did they do it that way? why not 16 which would equal 24 in full frame land. 18mm is nowhere near w i d e in today's photographic world! however good this lens might be, it is simply crippled to me! a fast zoom like a 16-35 at let's say f/2.0 would have been something i wished for many years ago - but maybe that belongs in that movie with the famous lalo schifrin title melody ...

sorry for the rant, just had to get this off of my chest!

cheers,

fretless

p.s.: am i the only one thinking that way?