Sigma 18-250 HSM - first pics and a few thoughts...

Started Jun 30, 2009 | Discussions thread
OP Keith Schmidt Veteran Member • Posts: 7,142
Re: how is the HSM working ?

It seems to be a good lens. So far, I'd say sharpness is a bit better than the Sony, but I still haven't done any real direct comparisons, so that's more opinion than anything.

The OS and HSM do drain the battery faster - no question about that.

I haven't noticed much distortion at either end of the zoom yet - I have a couple pictures on my smugmug site of the same object (side of a playset) at 18 and 250mm (both from very close focus - probably a foot or so away) that might give some indication of distortion.

http://keithinsp.smugmug.com/

Go to the Photography section, and the Sigma 18-250 HSM gallery to see them.

opiecat wrote:

images look good, seems better control of CA than the tammy 18-250.

how do you find distortion at the extremes 18 and 250?

i'm planning to purchase this for my pentax k2000 but I'm a little concerned about the OS sucking up all the battery.

thanks for your tests.

jordan

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