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

Announced Jun 15, 2012 •
Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF3, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA
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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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Hi, I just got a new Sigma 18-250 DC Macro OS lens and when I power up the camera, I can hear a chattery buzzing type noise coming from the lens. The noise happens all the time regardless of if the lens is focussing or not and whether the OS is on or off. I was just going to return it as faulty, but after searching I've found one or two comments from other users on other sites that report the same behaviour. So I'm wondering if this is normal for this lens? Thing is, I'm also upgrading from...
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Which lens will i benefit more on travelling/vacation? The canon and the sigma lens has a similar weight.Getting my first ever dslr and i dont want any regrets on getting a lens haha soo hopefully you could share your thoughts and experience :)For the sigma All the goods are in sigma from what i readIt has a lens hood which is a big plus for me and longer focal rangeA filter thread of 62mthe structure is thermally stable compositeAnd it is not a kit lensIve also read the reviews of tamron...
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Hi, I'm looking for a general use lens (travel) for my a-65.I'm cannot decide between the following 4 lenses..Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM or the old version of sigma Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Sony DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3   The price is pretty much the same (except Sony) Any help? pros/cons?   Thanks a lot!   ps. I know there is a similar question but didn’t want to interrupt.
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Nice website, been helping me a lot. I recently upgraded, had a cybershot and now my CANON 7D arrived, together picked up a 100mm macro (a macro is my passion and I want to focus on that).I bought a 50mm  for convenience, lightweight and because I will still be using the camera in personal situations. Now I'm trying to choose which telephoto / zoom I should invest.What I'm trying to understand is this, and maybe you can help me. Please understand that I am beginning to learn about DSLR...
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