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Picked us a used Sig 18-50 f/2.8 EX (none macro)

 
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Sep 11, 2007 14:50 |  #1

Got it yesterday from a fellow forum member "StaticThought"

It's not bad, rather nice lens. None of my zooms are f/2.8 and I wanted something until I can afford the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS, so this fitted the gap.

So far so good.

It has the normal (for me anyway) problem of the odd miss focus but I'm now starting to think it's my 350D as I have found the better focus system in the 30/40D make most Sigmas focus better from the tests I have done (40D sometime before Xmas for me then)

f2.8 is a bit soft, not found the point it start to get sharp yet.

Couple images from todays first outing with it both are still 400 ISO but the sun was going down. But no way would I have got them with my 17-40 L (my normal walk around lens) it was just getting too dark for hand held.

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Canon: EOS 5DmkII • 50D • 40D • 350D • 100 f2.8L IS Macro • 70-200 f4L • 24-105 f4L IS • 17-40 f4L • 50 f1.4 • 60 f2.8 Macro • 85 f1.8 • 430EX • 580EX II • ST-E2
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Sep 11, 2007 15:34 |  #2

That's a nice little lens. The 18-50 was my first upgrade from the kit lens. Loved the f/2.8 constant aperture. I miss the Sigma's light and small package compared to Canon's 17-55.

Those are some great shots!


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Sep 12, 2007 08:20 |  #3

javanutsy wrote in post #3909101 (external link)
Those are some great shots!

Thank you :)


Canon: EOS 5DmkII • 50D • 40D • 350D • 100 f2.8L IS Macro • 70-200 f4L • 24-105 f4L IS • 17-40 f4L • 50 f1.4 • 60 f2.8 Macro • 85 f1.8 • 430EX • 580EX II • ST-E2
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Sep 12, 2007 08:22 |  #4

I love this lens! So great. I'm just waiting now for a USM canon version and I'm set here. no need for the 17-55.


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Sep 12, 2007 10:26 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #5

The updated macro version is better. ;)


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Sep 12, 2007 11:51 |  #6

_aravena wrote in post #3913723 (external link)
I love this lens! So great. I'm just waiting now for a USM canon version and I'm set here. no need for the 17-55.

Isn't the 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM Canon's version of the Siggy 18-50?


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Sep 12, 2007 12:40 |  #7

I meant HSM. Sig ma has an HSM for the Noinks. I want Canon's!


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Sep 13, 2007 10:12 |  #8

El Duderino wrote in post #3914361 (external link)
The updated macro version is better. ;)

So I hear but this was much cheaper :)

Any threads that tell/show the differences between the two ?


Canon: EOS 5DmkII • 50D • 40D • 350D • 100 f2.8L IS Macro • 70-200 f4L • 24-105 f4L IS • 17-40 f4L • 50 f1.4 • 60 f2.8 Macro • 85 f1.8 • 430EX • 580EX II • ST-E2
Sigma: 10-20 f4-5.6 EX DC HSM • 30 f1.4 EX DC HSM • 17-50 f2.8 EX • 24-70 f2.8 EX DG MACRO
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Sep 13, 2007 11:06 |  #9

EOS 350D | Canon: 17-40mm f4 L USM | 50mm f1.4 USM | 60mm f2.8 Macro | 70-200 f4 L USM | Sigma: 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC EX HSM | 17-50mm 2.8 EX | Speedlite 430EX | ST-E2 | Battery Grip | Various Manfrotto & Lowepro - Apple, iPhoto, Aperture & CS3

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Sep 13, 2007 14:10 |  #10

_aravena wrote in post #3915287 (external link)
I meant HSM. Sig ma has an HSM for the Noinks. I want Canon's!

It isn't HSM. It's just the same motor as in the Canon version. Nikon cameras have inbuilt focusing motors which most lenses use. The new d40 doesn't have one, and hence Sigma needs to release more Nikon lenses with inbuilt motors. The HSM tag is just a way of making more money.

Nice shots Raymate. Where were these taken? The first one looks like St Albans cathedral, but the lights are wrong.


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