The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art is a ludicrous lens, being the world's first constant f/1.8 zoom lens for DSLRs. And of course, the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the long-awaited Art version of the classic portrait lens that has been enjoying rave reviews. Both are on sale today only.
If you're using a crop sensor camera, you can't go wrong with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art, which is well known for its optical quality, even wide open. Featuring four aspherical and five Special Low Dispersion elements, it exhibits low amounts of aberrations and distortion, while its Thermally Stable Composite barrel makes it quite hardy in the elements and lightweight. Today only, it's $200 off at B&H, bringing its price to just $599.
On the other hand, the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the lens that we all waited decades (I'm only being slightly dramatic) with anticipation for, and we remain fans of it, as you can read in our longterm review. It's a great, more affordable alternative to the top-shelf portrait lenses of the other manufacturers, and with great wide-open sharpness, a nine-blade rounded diaphragm, and a bevy of special elements and coatings to provide great contrast, color, and control of aberrations, it's no wonder it's been a hit. Today only, it's $200 off at B&H, bringing its price to $999.