Summary: I was going to replace my 18-55mm IS lens and my 75-300mm lens with this one lens. After using it for about a month, I find that it is excellent for outdoor use, but only OK indoors. I used the lens to take pictures of fireworks on the 4th of July, and the results were amazing. I was able to get some wide shots of the entire display, and then zoom in and take some incredible closeups.
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 bought this lens to replace my kit 18-55 and 55-250 canon lenses. <br /><br />Pros: <br />1) Great range. No need to swap lenses on a casual photography outing.<br />2) Well built and looks like it can take a beating<br />3) Included lens hood is a bonus.<br /><br />Cons: <br />1) Fine focusing at longer zoom is not great. unless you are absolutely still forget taking any images at near maximum zoom without a tripod.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I really haven't had time to assess this lens properly. So far, its relatively small, feels great and functions as advertised. For $260. with waranty, this was an exceptional purchase. (I should've bought two).
Good lens but zoom in for short distance subject is not accurate.
12 June 2014
Summary: This is a very compact lens for travel. The price is also reasonable. One thing we need to notice that the actual zoom length is dependent on the subject distance due to its design. If the subject is not far away, the ZOOM length is much shorter than the original Nikon Lens. Such as 250 mm of this lens < 200 mm of Nikon 55-300mm lens if subject is not far away. For very far away object, it is equivalent to others.
Excerpt: Sigma 18-250mm cover all the range that I need. The macro is good even it's not a true macro lens. It allows me to focus about 8cm from the front of element lens. Image stabiliztion is good when shooting at slower shutter speed and longer focal length. It help to improve image shapness. Image quality is reasonable. It's a little soft at wider aperature. Distortion is noticeable at most focal lengths.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I used this lens on my D7100 when I went looking for water fowl last weekend and I wasn't disappointed. Shooting at 250mm and 1.3 in camera crop for effective 500mm image and it proved to be very sharp. Colors were great too. This is a definite keeper. I also own Sigma's 17-50 f2.8 and their 50-500 os as well, another fine lens from Sigma. This will be my "stay on the camera lens" and ready for whatever. Great lens, haven't found any negatives so far.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great price, Lightweight