September 17, 2016 at 2:55PM


Sigma Art Lens on full-frame Canon 6D?

I have been watching a lot of videos shot on Canon 6D with Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 and Sigma 35mm. The images look great. Are the two Sigma lenses compatible with a full-frame 6D or is everyone using an adaptor? Based on my research they are for ASP-C..

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Those lenses are exclusively for ASP-C sized sensors and under. If you put them on a full frame sensor, the best you can expect is heavy vignetting.

Those lenses definitely have their upsides, but on a full frame camera, you would find yourself dearly lacking in telephoto focal lengths and frustrated by how wide 18mm actually is on full frame. Perhaps pick up a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L lens used instead. You'll cover a wider array of focal lengths, the aperture size is perfect for full frame, if you shop well you'll get IS, and most importantly, you'll be getting higher quality, more durable, and overall more functional glass for filmmaking than if you'd bought the Sigmas.

The Sigmas look good on paper, and they are decent lenses, but in practice you could do a lot better for the price point.

September 20, 2016 at 12:14AM, Edited September 20, 12:13AM

Jacob Floyd
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