Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
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Somethings you should know
5 March 2014
Excerpt: Overall construction of lens with internal moving parts is very good. But there are two things that you should know, If using the on board flash, when the lens is open up to it's widest setting w/ hood, there is a very large shadow blocked area, second and something the surprised me, is that after you take your picture, the picture revue stays on. Requires that you press the revue button to turn off screen. no big problem , but it is a surprise.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: This is the standard lens that comes in most Canon kits. Based on the description, I thought it was a something else. The lens is fine and does what it should but just not the lens I thought it was.
Summary: For an all-around lens, the Sigma 18-50mm is not bad. My biggest complaint is that you can't really get 18mm wide angle. The lens casing prevents that. When you open it all the way to 18mm, the end of the lens casing shows up in all the photographs, effectively cropping the image so that it is probably closer to 20-22 mm. The images all have a circular black border that is wider than it is tall for standard landscape layout.
Summary: Am just an amateur and picked up a T4i with the 40mm pancake lens a few months ago. Thought this would be a better all purpose lens than a stock Canon 18-55mm. Read many reviews and took a chance on this one. Sample photo quality so far is more than adequate for my purpose with good true colors. Focus is sometimes a little slower than expected though but not bad.
Not bad as a replacement kit lens, but don't expect too much
Steven Seagraves Jr. "Seagraves", Amazon
20 August 2012
Summary: After reading some of the other reviews, I've concluded that I got one of the 'soft' lenses...meaning that the majority of the time, images don't turn out as clear as they do/did with the Canon kit lens. But, honestly, what do you expect for $200 glass? I'd say it's worth it for the price if that's your budget and you need a kit lens replacement.
Excerpt: In April 2011 buy this lens. And I never liked a detail that is, not whether it is normal when I'm running focus on internal Zoon has this lens when focus moves from 35 to 18 there is an internal balance or a stranger that no internal movement if this will be normal or not
Excerpt: I *thought* this was a great price for a lens with a constant 2.8... I was wrong. Besides that, this is not a horrible lens. Seriously, AF is quick and fairly quiet. I bought it for indoor \ low-light conditions and am very pleased with the lens.
Summary: I misread the specs on this lens and ended up buying a lens I already had. This is NOT a wide angle lens, this is a standard lens. I'm not mad at the seller, I just hope that they'll update the title for this item, and hopefully they'll let me exchange this lens for what I was actually wanting. I'm new to DSLR's and interchangeable lenses, so I didn't realize that I was ordering another standard lens. I took the title's word that it was a "wide angle" lens.
Summary: This is lens is just average, don't expect it to perform like a Canon. Picture quality is average, better with good flash. Construction is also average, manual focusing ring is too sensitive and auto focusing is not that bad. Again don't expect it to take good picture on fast action or at dim light. Wide angle is at minimal quality, the Canon 18-55mm has better wide angle. As it been said, "It is what you get with what you pay for.