Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
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So far, really pleased.
2 weeks ago
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 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: Use at museums, events and outdoor lanscapes. I have even used it for Diorama work. Love the versatility, and wide angle. Ion a 1.5 crop factor camera ( my Sony a58) it really works well. I am sure I will get it dialed in even more as time goes by. I still have not found its "sweet spot", as its been a pretty stable all around performer. Pic below is JUST as taken, NO post profuction, and its indoors, on a Very large object.
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).
Excerpt: I have the stock 18-70 and a 70-300 and always found myself needing around 30-150 and was constantly changing lenses. This lens definitely fixed that problem. The lens focuses extremely fast on the center point, even in low light. Other cross-type focal points were fairly reliable as well (more of a camera thing than a lens thing, but...).
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Quiet focus
Excerpt: I bought this lens for the range without having to change lenses. I am a volunteer for non-profit camp and plan to spend some time at camp this summer photographing the camp and campers. It will be great to not have to worry about changing lenses in the woods. I have been using the lens for close up photos. Not true macro but the quality and details has been great. I have also used it for distance shots of swans and birds. The pictures are nice and crisp.
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: the only thing wrong with this lens is I have to begin to be comfortable with my Nikon speedlight 700 flash! which is forcing me to become a flash photographer as well!! other than this need for flash in dim lighting the beauty of this lens is I can macro to portrait to wide at any time! I purchased in time for my grandson's christening & I am so pleased with the variety of photos and the color!
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction