Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO /HSM
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Solid lens, i would buy it again.
14 March 2014
Summary: Great lens! I am very happy about the image quality and speed of focus. The only thing I dont like is that this is a 3:1 macro lens and not a true 1:1 macro. I am not disappointed in the lens but the purchase of this lens helped me to understand all macro lenses are not the same.
Summary: This lens did not meet my expectations of being better than my kit lens, Nikon 18-55mm. It was very slow to focus and many pictures came out blurry. I expected it to do better in lower light situations like indoors. Also the color in the pictures was off. It was shipped quickly and the seller has been great so far. We are in communications on making an exchange.
Summary: I like these lenses a lot and it has been my only one for the past 2 years. Excellent images and love the fact that the mechanism is all internal, rather than external like the Nikkor lenses. Only drawbacks are that sometimes I feel that the auto-focus doesn't work at it's best capacity in some conditions that I'm still trying to understand and that it doesn't come with the apperture/depth-of-field ruler. Other than that, excellent return of investment.
Nice glass - 2.8 constant aperture is a great tool
Danny Yu, Amazon
20 June 2013
Summary: I have this mounted on my D200 and D5100, both with great results. As much as I love using my Nikon 35mm 1.8, sometimes you just need that extra versality and range. The 18 - 30mm range is very useful for food shots, closeups, and wide angle shots. I love this glass. The sharpness and color is quite good and similar to the nikon lens I have. It's not quite as vivid and clean, but the results are easy to work with and can be easily fixed post-processing.
Summary: When i first purchased this lens, i was kind of shocked it sold for under $200. for a fast 2.8 at 18mm aperture and zoom, its great for indoor shots. when you zoom out to 50mm, it does make the aperture much tighter. I do wish it was 2.8 all the way through. The images are pretty sharp. great carry around lens. Lets face it, for under $200, you obviously cant go wrong with whatever you're using it for. just buy it.
Summary: Great lens, unless you can spend $1,400 on a canon or nikon. This is my second one only because I work as a photojournalist and wear out equipment every four or five years and the first one i had was used when i got it. Sure if I could afford a name brand I would but this is the best alternative.
Summary: BEWARE THIS LENS ITS JUNK. FIRST OF ALL ITS SUPPOSED TO BE AN F/2.8 LENS WHICH MEANS IT SHOULD BE FAST AND GOOD FOR PORTRAITS. WELL ITS FOCUSING IS LOUSY AND ITS NOT FAST. ADORAMA SAYS ITS NEW BUT THEY SHIPPED IT TO ME IN SOME REGULAR BOX WITH MANUALS WHICH AM NOT EVEN SURE BELONGS TO THE CAMERA. EVEN AMAZON WOULD NOT TAKE IT AS A TRADE IN FOR NEW STATUS, SO GO FIGURE. THIS IS CAMERA I BOUGHT JUST THIS PAST JANUARY. I TRIED TO RETURN AFTER 30 DAYS THEY REFUSED.