Excerpt: Haven't used the lens that much so far, but initial impressions are good: <br />Pros: <br />Quiet and quick auto focus<br />Good image quality for landscape photography<br />Good zoom range for a multi use everyday lens<br /><br />Cons: <br />Heavy<br />Stiff zoom ring/function
Excerpt: I really, really, really wanted to love this lens. I did a lot of research on my options in this pirce range and the fact it is built is Japan was a major selling point.<br /><br />THE GOOD: Well built with a sharp and clear visual through my DSLR. Operated smoothly and had a feel and look of quality. Quiet.<br /><br />THE BAD: I'm only guessing it was not a good match for my Nikon D7100. Auto-focusing seemed inconsistent and fickle at times on the auto mode.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons: Color Not Quite Accurate, Color Was Not As Good As, Inconsistent Focus Issues
Excerpt: I bought this one for handle just one lens in all situations: hikings, vacations, etc. It is good for me, previously I had a Tamron 70-300 VC and for my the stabilization of Tamron is better than Sigma, but Sigma is good enough. Good size, good weight, great purchase for your all-in-one.
Excerpt: A friend recommended purchasing this lens rather than the standard 18-55 and 55-250. I love it! I am learning to use all the features of my new DSLR and am happy to have one lens to get the shots I want.