Excerpt: I'm very much an amateur but the lens quality seems fully satisfactory for my needs. With a lens only slightly larger than the original 18-55 mm I now get 18-250 (or thereabouts); tremendous convenience for travelling. One review complained that it wasn't a 250 mm; it compares closely with an old 200 mm I checked, which is still a good range in my mind.The $ price seemed great but a couple days after I ordered B&H lowered the price another $.
Summary: I just received this lens a few days ago...and so far...it is great! It has a different feel than my Nikon 18-140 lens...it even feels smaller to me. I will update this review after I've been able to test it for a while.
Summary: My awesome lens arrived on time to surprise my husband. He was thrilled with the clarity and ease of use of this lens. He took more than 400 pictures that weekend alone! The cover and cleaning cloth included were a nice touch and help tremendously in humid weather. When my husband list his cover they immediately helped me know how to get him another one.
Excerpt: I bought this as a replacement all-around lens for my Canon 18-135 and a replacement long lens for my Canon 75-300. So far, it's serving well in both roles. I've used it for some wildlife photography and indoor holiday shots. Excellent at both ends of the spectrum.
Excerpt: I originally purchased the lens for my grandson who is going to Africa, after I checked the lens I decided to buy one for myself, I think it's sharper than the Nikon 18 to 200 and half the price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Half The Course Of Nikon, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Surprisingly good results from this lens. I actually went through 2 nikon lens that broke, on with the auto focus got stuck and another just fell apart, so I got this. I have had it a few months now and find myself using my old camera a lot more (nikon d200 with this lens) than I used to. It is durable. Of course it has it's limits, I wouldn't take this to a wedding or anything, this is a great lens for the money and I am very happy I bought it.
Excerpt: Great lens for travel and casual events. Quiet and fast focusing in any light on my Pentax K5iis. I have not experienced any zoom creep in the few weeks I've owned it, it has a lock if I need it. Macro works well.It's not as sharp as my 17-50 Sigma lens or any prime so don't expect that, but it takes good quality pictures fast at any distance, so you don't miss anything. Point, zoom, shoot, enjoy your vacation.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Excellent price! I bought this just for my Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and it works great! Some lenses don't work well, like the Canon 70-200 F4 L- the iris controls don't work for some reason. This Sigma's iris works well, but the IS does not. Oh well. Image seems good enough, sharp. Ergonomics and build quality are above average. I wish the focus ring turned further for easier manual use.