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Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO /HSM
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Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO /HSM

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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
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Performance 9
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Picture quality 9
9.0

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Review

What Digital Camera
23 January 2009
  • Summary: Sigma's almost identical 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 and 18-50mm f/2.8 siblings both look and feel like serious lenses. Neither one is truly a macro lens, despite that specification being in both names, but in other respects the prices are similar enough to allow a buying choice to be made simply by assessing...
  • Pros: All-round quality and padded case
  • Cons: Cheeky “macro” label
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Lens Test: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro

Pop Photo
7 May 2008
  • Excerpt: With Sigma's new 18-50mm f/2.8 macro ($420, estimated street), we jog past another milestone: This was the industry's first digital-only lens to be released in a secondgeneration version.
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REVIEW: Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC

photodo
3 January 2008
  • Conclusion: This lens is small for an f/2.8 model and although it suffers slightly at the wide-open aperture the focusing ability throughout the focal range warrants the aperture. From f/4 onwards it is a cracking lens that is light enough to have fitted to the camera permanently as a walk-round lens.
  • Pros: Quick, accurate autofocus, Small and light for an f/2.8 lens, Sharpest lens tested to date, Useful protective pouch
  • Cons: CA wide open, Slight distortions at either end (Minor point)
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Review

What Digital Camera
7 May 2007
  • Summary: If you’re looking for something completely different, Sigma provides a very viable option. For less than the price of the camera brands lenses, the 18-50mm features macro capability, making it unique in this round-up.
  • Pros: Macro capability, Special Low Dispersion/Low Dispersion glass
  • Cons: No Hyper Sonic Motor, slightly noisy
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 18-50mm EX DC OS HSM review

TechRadar UK
25 July 2011
  • Summary: Zoom Lens Upgrades
  • Pros: Fast f/2.8 constant-aperture
  • Cons: Colour fringing can be slightly noticeable towards the edges of the frame
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 9
9.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Sigma AF 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC macro - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
26 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Generally the Sigma AF 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC macro delivered a solid performance but without being any better than the competition. The resolution results are generally very fine except at 18mm where the extreme border performance leaves something to be desired below f/5.6.
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Overall 10
10

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro review

TechRadar UK
1 March 2008
  • Summary: A quick and quiet lens with surprising quality
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Decent price
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Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO

SLO-FOTO
9 December 2009
  • Excerpt: 1. Opis Ponavadi testiramo nove, pravkar predstavljene objektive, tokrat pa sem se spravil, pravzaprav ne k testiranju objektiva, ker si ga pač lastim že več kot dve leti, temveč k pisanju testa.
  • Pros: - Ostrina, uporaben že pri f2.8, oster pri f3.2, - Zgradba, - Notranje ostrenje, tudi hitrost, - Cena, - Vrednost zaslonke f2.8 po celotnem razponu, - Minimalna razdalja ostrenja, - Priložena sončna zaslonka in torbica
  • Cons: - Kromatska aberacija do f5.6, - Glasno ostrenje
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Kipróbáltuk: Sigma 18-50mm/F2,8 EX DC

Pixinfo
22 December 2007
  • Summary: Az APS-C érzékelőmérethez készített nagylátószögű zoomobjektívek közül a Canon nagy fényerejű, stabilizált változatát már kipróbáltuk, következzen a Sigma hasonló képességű optikája, igaz stabilizátor nélkül.
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
21 May 2007
  • Summary: Sigmę trzeba jednak pochwalić za krok we właściwym kierunku. W stosunku do poprzednika wyraźnie poprawiono winietowanie, skrócono odległość minimalnej ostrości oraz zmniejszono aberrację chromatyczną dla zakresu 30-50 mm.
  • Pros: solidna obudowa o gabarytach bardzo rozsądnych jak na światło f/2.8,, bardzo dobra jakość obrazu w centrum kadru w zasadzie dla całego zakresu ogniskowych i przysłon,, niewielka aberracja chromatyczna dla zakresu 30-50 mm,, mały astygmatyzm,, dobrze kontrolowane winietowanie,, rozsądna praca auto...
  • Cons: niezadowalająca jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, bardzo wyraźna koma,, bardzo duża aberracja chromatyczna dla ogniskowej 18 mm,, dystorsja przy najszerszym kącie mogłaby być mniejsza,, w tej klasie cenowej wypadałoby dokładać napęd HSM.
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