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From Sigma 24-60 to 18-50

 
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Feb 10, 2009 22:24 |  #1

I absolutely adore my Sigma 24-60 f/2.8, but I've been wanting something a bit wider, so I'm looking into Sigma's 18-50 f/2.8 Macro Lens. It looks pretty similar to the 24-60, but there's only so much you can tell from pictures.

Does anyone have experience using both of these lenses? How would you compare them as far as feel (weight,size) and image quality (sharpness,contrast,co​lor)?

I've been looking at reviews for a while, and I'm pretty sure it's what I'm looking for, but I just thought I would feel out the waters here a bit.
They don't have any in stock at my local camera store, so I can't really try it out myself, but my birthday is coming up and I'm hoping to drop a few hints to anyone within earshot that this would be an excellent gift...

I have a feeling someone will bring up the Tamron 17-50, so in advance, I've tried it, and it wasn't my cup-o-tea. For me photography is as much about the experience as the final product, and I strongly prefer the feel of my Sigma 24-60 over the Tamron, so I'm hoping the 18-50 is similar.

Thanks a lot!




  
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Feb 10, 2009 23:46 |  #2

I've made the exact same switch, although I did switch from Nikon (D200) to Canon (40D) in the process.

The 24-60 was a sharp lens, but it was also very heavy and the zoom range was not ideal for a cropped-sensor camera. The 18-50 is noticeably smaller and lighter (67mm vs 77mm filters, for one thing) and lacks the aperture ring. Image quality wise, it's similar, but I liked it more due to the more useful zoom range (for my needs, anyway).


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