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Registered: March 2009
Posts: 12
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by Nikoboyd
Review Date: 3/27/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $410.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Very useful zoom range, fast and near silent focus, reasonably sharp from 18-80 mm.

Very convenient lens. Get this one with my 500D is a nice combo. No need to change between the 17-55 IS and 70-200 L as before. I can leave the two lenses at home and travel light with only one lens.

IQ is OK. ,reasonably sharp for this kind of lens, but not extremely sharp as the 17-55 IS and no sweet color as 70-200 L.

OS works well. I can set shutter speed down to 1/60 at 250mm and get a sharp image without a tripod.

I recommend this lens to everyone who want to travel light with only one body and one lens that cover very wide range from wide angle to telephoto. But if you're very serious about sharpness DON'T buy this lens it will surely disappoint you.

Registered: September 2009
Posts: 6
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by dadgummit
Review Date: 9/24/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $529.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Great zoom range, Fast + accurate focusing, Nice build
Cons: Nothing really

After reading all that I could find about Superzooms in general I was really hesitent to purchase this lens. Wow am I glad I did!

The images at all focal lengths are pretty good. The focus is fast and spot on and it has good sharpness + contrast. In fact, it produces sharper images than the EF 28-135mm IS USM lens that came with the Canon 50d.

After a couple of weeks of pretty heavy usage there is no lens creep at all. and it has produced many keepers.

One trade-off you have to make for such a large zoom range is a small aperture which means less indoor performance. BUT if you have a good external flash (I use the canon 430II) it works great there too.

The only one gripe I have with this lens is the focus ring will turn as it focuses and there is no full-time manual adjusting either.

Bottom line, if you need a vacation zoom get this lens!!

Registered: September 2009
Posts: 1
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by Paco
Review Date: 9/10/2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: $560.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Very fast and accurate approach. Adjustment of the notable elements and construction quality.
Cons: Excessive lateral chromatic aberrations from the 200 mm.

Across all the focus on this common ground that 18-250 is the high contrast that has since its peak in the central opening and how well that holds the optical amplification to 250 mm. Las importantes ACs laterales en esquinas de la zona entre los 200 mm. The significant lateral CAs corners of the area between 200 mm. y 250 mm. and 250 mm. será el aspecto más negativo. Este comportamiento tan explosivo en el centro más la rapidez y precisión de enfoque lo hacen muy apto para incursiones deportivas y en fotografía de naturaleza. be the most negative aspect. This behavior so explosive in the center plus the speed and precision make it very suitable approach to sports raids and nature photography. En ambientes urbanos y en arquitectura, como todos los TT´s, no habrá que fijarse mucho en las líneas si no quiere uno que sufra la vista. In urban settings and architecture, as all TT's, there will be much to look at the lines if you want one that suffers the hearing.


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