Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO /HSM
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Great everyday lens. Was well worth the money and still happy with it after five years...
8 October 2014
Summary: Looking back after five, nearly six years, I can say that buying this lens was a great decision. At the time I felt it was a lot of money and although I had done a lot of research, I was a bit apprehensive. Lens has been used on a Nikon D40x, where it is permanent fixture.
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.
A mixed bag but an overall win especially for the price
7 April 2013
Summary: I'm using this lens on a Nikon D200. After destroying my 18-200mm Nikon VR I wanted a cheap "walkabout lens" that I could risk destroying as I do a lot of industrial shooting where it's easy to whack a lens. I bought this lens despite some less than glowing reviews.
Summary: This is good for now on a budget. It's light weight, works pretty well. Looks great with the metal mount. The focus is fast, I try to use it in the lower mm because I feel it does not deliver crisp images to my liking. My prime lens 50mm, etc.
Summary: I agree with some people that this isn't the sharpest lens out there. However, it is a great beginning lens. I have been shooting here, there, and everywhere. I've tried so many unique things with this lens, pushing it to its limit. So far... I'm satisfied.
Summary: I bought this lens to replace my kit lens, which I had given away to my son. I'm shooting a Nikon D300S (so DX rules apply). Anyways... I liked the Idea of f 2.8 even if it was only at the wide end. It still gives me a little more latitude. I also like the internal focus (no zoom extension).
Summary: I bought these lens for Canon because kit lens that came with T1i is too bad. What i definitely can say is that replacement worth the price. The quality of images are way better and if you looking for upgrade, then this is probably the best choice.
Summary: Primarily a wedding photographer, I purchased this lens because there just are times when a $1000+ lens is not needed. The Canon kit lens is quite disappointing to me (even for personal use), and was something that I sold off immediately when my XTi came in.