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

Announced Jun 15, 2012 •
Lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT
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My Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM with Nikon mount lens arrived today, and I spent almost all day playing with it: taking photographs and processing the results. All images in this review were made without a tripod and with optical stabilization on. Coming from using a prime lens for a while, the results were striking at first (as a high zoom lens of variable aperture would be), but all-in-all, I am very satisfied with this acquisition. Firstly, this lens has very versatile zoom ...

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Bought this lens with a bit of apprehension as I have a Sigma 24-70 2.8 HSM and Canon 80-200 2.8L (not a typo - it's the predecessor of the white 70-200 2.8 L non IS and is known as the Magic Drainpipe - thought to be Canon's best ever lens in that range). I was also aware of the compromise on IQ on such a long superzoom. However, my apprehensions were soon allayed on it's first outing yesterday afternoon. My main type of photography is weddings and landscapes but I also volunteer as a ...

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zafarella
 
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Very good combination for price and value. It really worth the price (AVG $350). Pictures are very bright, zoom works perfect. The lens itself has very good coverage - from making macros to telephoto. Focus time really good. But there some minor cons, which is - it is slightly heavy, but that's totally fine. When noise reduction is turned on, for some reason it make some noise. Instruction says it is normal. If you keep camera vertically - lenses to bottom it slides down. This is a bit ...

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MrJoeKalel
 
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This is a review I did for this product: This lens isn't perfect, but it does the job as an 'all-in-one' lens. I own a Sony Alpha A65 camera and had the kit lens (18-55) and a zoom lens (55-200) but I felt I needed one lens instead of having two. I didn't know that having an all-in-one would not give me the best quality possible. The biggest problem that I have with this lens is that it is not as sharp as the Sony 55-200 lens, but also, that I've encountered a lot of 'chromatic aberration' ...

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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

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I have to agree with the other 2 reviewers on this lens. The 883-306 model is for Nikon DX DSLRs. It's a new lens from Sigma. I purchased it a few months ago. So far I'm satisfied. Very compact & lightweight, and a good value. Build and operation is very good. Seems to auto-focus at the speed of my Nikon lenses. As for sharpness, it's on par with my other zooms. I have noticed softness in the upper left corner at 250mm, but it's probably acceptable given the purpose & price category of this ...

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