Here are a few photos from the Sigma 18-250 OS MACRO.
Again, everybody should keep in mind that when I took these I was in a "tourist" status (with my wife) and not a professional photographer. The Florida trip was my honeymoon, and not a dedicated photography adventure with multiple lenses, bodies, tripods etc. And this is what this Sigma 18-250 OS MACRO was designed for (mine is latest version, that's important to point out. Previous ones were inferior.)
I do need to disclose though that being a bird photographer I did take along my birding lens, which did see some action in the Keys, especially at the wild bird center in Key Largo. So when it comes to critical shots, I do use the right tool. (But that was only a few hours during the whole trip.)
But again, when I'm a tourist I often like to quickly go from 18mm to a telephoto shot. A lot of things interest me. Besides the normal wide angle photos, I also kind of like compressed space (?) telephoto landscape shots, as well as wildlife of course (birds especially), so this lens fits me when I'm a tourist. I am willing to trade a bit of IQ (compared to a dedicated prime) for convenience and versatility on these trips. Generally, changing lenses is perfectly fine with me (I have a bunch of them) but sometimes, in certain situations, there is no time to switch on these tourist trips.
The following photos are from Florida and NYC. NYC before Christmas is not really a photographer-friendly city, so walking up and down Manhattan with a bunch of lenses, a tripod, etc. is not my idea of having fun. But others may think otherwise and I accept that.
All these photos were taken with my 70D + Sigma 18-250 OS MACRO. None of these photos are really excellent, I admit. But we had fun walking around NYC (a lot) and FL and they provide us with great memories.
A tern flying by. I was photographing the beach but this nice tern came out of nowhere. This is one of the situations that I've been talking about. There is no way I could have switched from a wide angle prime to a telephoto lens and take this shot.
I quickly snapped this shot at 250mm, cropped about 40% and processed:
Another sunset, this time at Downtown Disney:
A shot of an ibis' beautiful blue eye. 250mm, 50% crop, processed.
Another sunset, 250mm about 60% crop:
Now to NYC. 22mm
And a 155mm zoom to the ESB from the Brooklyn Bridge, just because I liked the shot: