18-135 vs 16-50/2.8 focus speed

Started Nov 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
al.
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Be aware of noisy/slow focus of the Sony 18-250
In reply to gt mike, Nov 14, 2012

gt mike wrote:

‚Äči have and like them both. Picked up the 18-135 used at a good price. My experience is the 16-50 is a little faster but in lower light conditions much faster. if i was had to buy a new 18-135, i personal would spring for the 18-250 for $150 more. So close in dimensions and weight.

If you need the range and don't mind the noisy and slow focus, the Sony 18-250 is a good vacation lens. Anyone considering the Sony should also consider the new Sigma 18-250.

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