Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
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Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM review by moonheylor
3 weeks ago
Summary: I was surprised to see some of the negative reviews of this lens, but then realized people were comparing it to "L" lenses. It's not an L lens, but it's been extremely useful to me, and gives a lot of bang for the buck.
Summary: So I got one of these for my birthday form my parents and as soon as I put the lens on and turn on the camera it starts to emit this uncharitable high pitch squeal. So my first reaction was it was the IS, but I turned that off and guess what? It was still doing it.
Summary: The range fits most of my casual needs, and the HSM is fast and quiet. Images are sharp but there's not much in the way of bokeh (to be expected). I've been reading a lot of reviews that complain about the OS "noise", but my copy seems to make very minimal noise -- I can only hear the noise if I put...
Summary: I have had this lens for a week. It was purchased to replace the factory kit lens on my Canon T2i and am very impressed with the quality of both construction and optics. A great match for the T2i. Lots of fun!
Summary: If you are like me and want a bit more reach than the standard 3x kit zooms (17-50, 18-55, etc) but don't like the price, weight, or optical compromises of a superzoom (18-250) then this is a great lens. The build is really excellent for a lens of this price.
Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM review by Gunars Grinvalds
Gunars Grinvalds, slrgear.com
31 March 2010
Summary: I purchased this lens last week for my Sony A200 on purpose to replace Sony's old DT3,5-5,6/18-70 kit lens. I perform some tests to compare new lens with my Sony 18-70 and Sony DT 4-5,6/55-200 lenses.
Pros: Good sharpness, accurate, sufficiently fast and quiet AF, solid construction, reasonable price
Cons: Somewhat high chromatic aberration in 18-50 mm zoom region
Summary: After doing alot of debating over what lens to get, (Sigma 17-70, 18-200, 18-250, Canon 18-135, 17-85, 18-200, some Tamron's) I finally decided on the Sigma 18-125mm OS HSM after reviewing a crap load of customer reviews on a myriad of websites.
J. Murdock "Web editor, wedding photographer", Amazon
9 September 2009
Summary: Not willing to spend $600 for the Canon 18-200 IS, but distrustful of the Sigma/Tamron 18-200s that have a max aperture of 6.3 at the tele end, I found that what I really wanted was something like the ol' 28-200 I used to carry on my film cameras.
Summary: There were several mixed reviews on this product but I went ahead and purchased it anyway. I was replasing a Canon 18-55 IS "kit" lense that I dropped. (which is a great lense. Don't be confused by the reviews of the older model 18-55 that's not an IS. The IS version is a fantastic starter lens.