Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Announced Jun 15, 2012 •
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My Canon EFS 17-85mm f4-5.6 lens started to have occasional issues last year which became more frequent until it became unusable - basically after clicking the shutter I'd get an error on the display. I followed online advice as to the cause of the problem - most likely a broken ribbon cable and I've attempted to repair it by following videos, but seem to have made it worse since now it won't focus properly. So... I'm now looking to replace this lens but I'm on a limited budget. My camera is...
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Hi all, Have been watching this site for a long while now and I finally decided to make an account as I cannot decide on which to lens (so many different lenses/reviews :s) My setup: Basically in a few months I will be going travelling for 1.5 years in SE Asia, Australia (almost a year spent here!), New Zealand and possibly some French Polynesia island. I own a D3300 with the 18-55 vrii lens kit, a 35mm 1.8G and a Joby Focus gorilla pod as I love to take long exposure.  I will take my 35mm...
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I took a few shots of the last super-moon we had but, due to the lack of an available tripod (long story) the results were less than impressive.  What it did show was that my current Sigma 18-250mm lens doesn't really have the reach to get a good detailed shot of the moon.   With the next super-moon coming up on the 9th (which I will have my tripod back for), I have a small budget of around £100 (which I might be able to stretch a little) to see if I can improve the situation.  So I was...
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Hi all, First time posting here and I have been torn for weeks so I decided to try posting here. I have read dozens of reviews, articles and other forum posts and I am at a quandary.My current gear-Canon XSi which I have had and loved for 4+ years but am starting to feel its limitations in terms of ISO, processing power for continuous shooting RAW and FPSTokina 11-16 f2.8, Canon 18-55 kit lens, Canon 55-250 kit lensI primarily use my camera in the outdoors on hiking and mountain climbing...
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Hi All, I've done hours of research into these two lenses and I can't decide between the two. I have an A57. I'll be dumping my kit 18-55 for one of them. Looking for a versatile lens to compliment my primes. I can pick these up for the same price, and I just can't decide between the two. Does anyone have any experience with both or recommendation?
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I discovered this yesterday using a Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS MACRO HSM lens, but wonder if the root cause is inherent in 3rd party lenses. I went to a butterfly conservatory with a friend yesterday; I used my Canon T3i with my Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS MACRO HSM, and she used her Canon T3 with the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. It was decently lit, and we used long focal lengths to get close-up shots of the butterflies. We're relatively new to the DSLR world, and so took all our...
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I've been looking for a telephoto lens for my Sony A-57 camera that can travel with me and not be too heavy. I have tried Sony, Tamron and even Tonika lenses and there were no problems, so I didn't have qualms about buying a Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM lens recently. The lens I bought fit onto the camera okay (though a bit tight), and the lens cap flew off & was hard to get back on and secured, but the main problem was that I couldn't even take a picture with it. When I pressed the...
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Hello, After reading reviews on this site, I recently purchased a D5200 with a Sigma 18-250 lens for my wife. Neither of us is remotely knowledgeable about photography, but she likes having a camera that takes photos quickly, and didn't want to hassle with multiple lenses, so this seemed like a reasonable choice. We love the camera and to our eyes the pictures it takes are great, but frequently, after taking several shots sequentially (not in burst mode, just 8-10 within a minute or so), it...
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I will be traveling to Hawaii next month, to the islands of Kauai and Maui, and the Big Island, and was looking for suggestions on how to shoot in a couple of situations. Camera is SLT A57 (hence posting to this forum). I will be taking a helicopter ride around Kauai and am looking for suggestions on how to best capture the landscape, which I hear is stunning. I have a 70-200 f2.8 from Sigma but it's too heavy to be lugging around, especially on a helicopter ride. The other three options are...
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Hi, I'm looking at getting a walkabout lens for my Nikon D5100 for when I am vacation. So far I have narrowed it down to these two lenses. They are both pretty reasonable and have some decent reviews. I know the downside of getting a lens like this, but it is what I need to save carrying around several lenses when on vacation. And I don't really want to splash out on the Nikkor equivalents. So I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with either one of the lenses or both? As I'm...
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