Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC HSM Macro (photo)

Started Apr 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kerusker
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Re: Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC HSM Macro (photo)
In reply to Kyogle, Apr 17, 2013

Kyogle wrote:

I am so pleased with this lens has now  replaced  Pentax 55-300mm that I will be selling. It is more compact than the Pentax lens, has a more useful range for me and  faster and accurate  focusing.

David,

thanks for your assessment and your photo collection. If this lens replaces your DA 55-300, then I would like to know more about it. The macro is the latest version of the Sigma 18-250. It's optics was tested to be better than that of it's predecessor in a German magazine (FotoTest http://www.fototest-magazin.de/testdaten/?album=39&gallery=234). It's also smaller, lighter and more durable and it's price is getting down to about 375 EUR.

David, what's your personal experience with

  1. mechanics - smoothenes of zooming in and out?
  2. bokeh?  Some of these kind of lenses have very busy bokeh.
  3. AF accuracy?

Thanks for your help.

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