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Old Jul 19, 2010, 3:48 PM   #1
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Default Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 dc os hsm

Hi guys.

I'm after a upgrade from my Canon 18-50mm lens.(std kit lens)

I've seen this lens,

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...view_12032.php

Reviews seem good, but i wanna know what you guys think. As i'm still a noob with alot of this.

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Old Jul 19, 2010, 6:00 PM   #2
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From the PhotoZone.de review: "All-in-all a sound package when taking the competitive pricing into account."

The way I read that, it's not very good, but at least it's not expensive. I think I'd save up for the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS, or the Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC HSM OS. And if stabilization isn't important, the Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC macro.
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I traded an unused external flash for the Sigma 18-125mm lens. So I did not have great expectations for it. However, it turned out to be a rather good average lens. Certainly not great, but quite usable.

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Old Jul 20, 2010, 1:52 PM   #4
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Thank you very much guys, i'll give it a miss.

I've not noticed the need for the stabilization.. So the Sigma lens you've linked is looking good.
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If you can keep the shutter speed high, stabilization isn't an issue. But if you like to shoot in available light, you might get motion blur due to camera shake. There's a stabilized version of that lens, but it's not as good.
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take a look at the canon 28-135mm IS lens
i use all the time as my stay on lens
some good deals on ebay
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