The Best Superzoom Lens I've Owned

Started Nov 27, 2012 | User reviews
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PC Wheeler
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The Best Superzoom Lens I've Owned

This lens meets my needs on my Canon DSLRs better than any other lens of this type. I've owned the Canon 18-200IS since it was released and this new Sigma bests it easily: Better IQ, faster AF and lighter. I used an earlier version of this lens, without the "Macro" appellation on a Sony A55. I preferred that Sigma to the Sony 18-250 -- but this one is more capable, lighter and smaller.

All such lenses are a compromise. But this is the best of these "compromises" I've found.

Problems:

No problems

 PC Wheeler's gear list:PC Wheeler's gear list
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Sony Alpha a6300 Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA +6 more
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Lens • Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT • 883
Announced: Jun 15, 2012
PC Wheeler's score
4.5
Average community score
4.3
Sony SLT-A55
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