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Verdict on Sigma 18-125 DC lens

 
andrewc
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Sep 28, 2005 04:27 |  #1

What is the verdict on this lens?

I am thinking of replacing the EF-S 18-55 kit lens with something with a bit more usable length. I do use the short end of the range quite a bit, so I wouldn't / couldn't compromise and go for a 28-xx lens.




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Sep 28, 2005 05:40 |  #2

I have it and I like it for an allround travel light lens and that's how I use it. It does replace the kit lens completely and adds more zoom range. But set your expectations right so that you don't expect it to replace all faster and higher quality lenses in the range.


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Sep 28, 2005 06:04 |  #3

I have it and bought it with a body only 20D. I seems very good but maybe I have a good copy. It is not L glass but is a great walk around on a budget. Below is a photo taken handheld.

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Sep 28, 2005 07:20 |  #4

Great lens for a walkaround.




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Sep 28, 2005 12:48 |  #5

VERY good consumer grade lens. Not plastic feeling but far from EX or L grade build. Price point is perfect and hard to beat for convenience. If you're casually walking around or traveling in good day light, it's a superb lens to have.




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Sep 28, 2005 13:03 |  #6

Thanks for the opinions. Was my birthday the other day and I got some money. I either put it towards a good long lens like a 100-400 IS L, or get something else with part of the money and delay the big purchase a while.

Whilst I quite like the 18-55 (I think my one is a pretty ok one), the lack of reach is a problem, and changing lenses is not always practical.


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Sep 30, 2005 05:45 as a reply to LightRules's post |  #7

fStopJojo wrote:
VERY good consumer grade lens. Not plastic feeling but far from EX or L grade build. Price point is perfect and hard to beat for convenience. If you're casually walking around or traveling in good day light, it's a superb lens to have.

My thoughts exactly. I've had this lens for about 5 months now and it stays on the camera 90% of the time. It's a good replacement for the kit lens, which I sold on ebay to help pay for the Sigma.


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