Sigma has today confirmed plans to launch an 18-35mm f/1.8 lens for DSLRs that feature an APS-C sized imaging sensor.

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 27-52.5mm zoom.

The 17-elements-in-12-groups optic will include Special Low Dispersion glass and a Super Multi-Layer Coating to help reduce flare and ghosting.

Features also include a minimum focusing distance of 28cm, a brass bayonet mount and 9-blade diaphragm.

A price and launch date have yet to be announced.