NEED SOME HELP WITH LENS SELECTION

Started Feb 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jeadm
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Re: NEED SOME HELP WITH LENS SELECTION
In reply to Answell, Feb 22, 2013

I too had good experience with the older Sigma 18-250 DC OS HSM, but know it's heavier than all the rest (bothers me not in the least).  You'll probably have to chase firmware updates for the lens if you get a new body (and Sigma upgrades the firmware).  That currently requires sending it in to Sigma for service.

The newest 18-250 Sigma design went lighter and removed the in lens optical stabilizer.  If you don't mind that you can go that route too, early reviews seemed positive.  I think they're $150 instant off on promotion for the next month or so.

I've also had positive experiences with the new Sony 18-135mm if you don't need as much at the long end.  I probably would have passed up this lens had I not found it as a great kit deal.

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