Camera News, Rumors & Deals on Camera Times

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens (Canon) DxOMark Review: Excellent Sharpness!

DxOMark published their Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens (for Canon EF) review and test results: Tested on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens achieved an outstanding overall score of 27 points, with a combination of 14 P-Mpix Sharpness, 2 TStop Transmission, 0.1% Distortion, -1.3 EV Vignetting and 6μm Chr.aberration – this Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens has excellent sharpness (the sharpest zoom lens) and excellent low-light performance (best in class).

“Achieving an overall score of 27 points, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 A is one of the best-performing zoom lenses we’ve tested on the EOS 7D Mark II, thanks to its constant f/1.8 maximum aperture, and its bright 2 TStop light transmission that ensures great low-light results.

Scoring 14 P-MPix, it’s also the sharpest zoom lens we’ve tested for the Canon APS-C mount, including both APS-C and full-frame EF-mount Canon L-series lenses.”


  • Constant f/1.8 maximum aperture
  • Excellent sharpness — best in class
  • Excellent low-light performance — best in class
  • Tripod collar
  • Manual focus override

Potential drawbacks

  • No optical image stabilizer
  • Big and heavy

Conclusion from DxOMark:

A versatile telephoto lens choice for shooting a variety of subjects including sports, events, and portraits, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 A’s great light transmission makes it the best-performing zoom lens for the Canon APS-C that we’ve tested. Sharpness is very good, too, with excellent results at f/1.8, although it’s not a massive improvement over the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 at f/2.8 (and indeed, the older Sigma APS-C telephoto is marginally better at the narrower f/4 and f/5.6 apertures).

With very good lens metrics for distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration as well, however, the new Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 A stacks up as a high-performing all-round telephoto zoom that’s worthy of the high price tag for Canon APS-C shooters.

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon: $1,099 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Note: Join the Sigma Users Facebook Group to share your Sigma photography and advice, ask and answer questions that arise and help each others!

Read more: Sigma Rumors and Sigma Deals.

Related posts:

  1. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (by ePHOTOzine): Excellent Sharpness!
  2. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (Canon) DxOMark Review: Super Sharp!
  3. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (for Canon) Review at DxOMark: An Exceptional Performer
  4. Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens DxOMark Review: Wide, Cheap, Good
  5. Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens DxOMark Review: Outstanding Sharpness and Uniformity


Like Camera Times on Facebook!

Subscribe to Camera Times

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Follow US!

Hot Cameras

  • Sony a7R III: $3,198
  • Nikon D850: $3,297
  • Sony a7RII: $2,698 ($200 off)
  • Sony a7SII: $2,498 ($200 off)
  • Sony a9: $4,498
  • Sony a6500: $1,298 ($100 off)
  • Sony a6300: $898 ($100 off)
  • Sony a6000: $498 ($50 off)
  • Sony a7II: $1,548 at Amazon
  • Sony a7S: $1,998 ($200 off)
  • Sony a7R: $1,898 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-T2: $1,599 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2: $1,699 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-T10: $799 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: $3,299 ($200 off)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III: $2,299 ($500 off)
  • Canon EOS 6D: $1,399 ($300 off)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: $1,499 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 80D: $1,099 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 77D: $849 ($50 off)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i: $699 ($50 off)
  • Nikon D5: $6,496 at Amazon
  • Nikon D500: $1,996 at Amazon
  • Nikon D610: $1,496 at Amazon
  • Nikon D750: $1,897 at Amazon
  • Nikon D810: $2,797 at Amazon
  • Nikon D7500: $1,247 at Amazon
  • Nikon D7200: $997 at Amazon
  • Nikon D5500: $597 at Amazon
  • Nikon D3400: $497 at Amazon
  • Pentax K-1: $1,846 at Amazon
  • Best Lenses & Buying Guide

    Join the Facebook Group!

    Now you can join the facebook group to share your photography and advice, ask and answer questions that arise and help each others!



    Which Camera Brand do you like best?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    How to support us?

    Using the links below to make any purchase will support this site, and we'll give you more latest camera & lens news, rumors and deals. Thank you so much!
    B&H Photo Video
    Best Buy
    Ebay US
    Ebay UK
    WEX UK
    WEX DE
    Canon Store (US)
    Sony Store (US)
    Olympus Store