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Old Jul 12, 2009, 1:57 AM   #1
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Default For those of you considering the Sony 18-250

I must say I was very skeptical of a 14X zoom lens, but the results have convinced me that this is the ultimate travel lens. I borrowed this lens from a friend for a test drive for this trip and then bought it from him when I returned home and processed the pics.. If you want to pack light for a vacation this lens should be on your list of got to have lenses. You put it on your camera and you'll never have to take it off.

I had a business trip in Las Vegas but had a couple of hours to go out and shoot a few pics.

All shot with a 5D raw and the 18-250 handheld. Processed in Aperture then downsized to jpeg.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 5:22 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. Those are very impressive photos.

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Old Jul 12, 2009, 7:56 PM   #3
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I agree, very nice. Seems like a great lens for all around needs.
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Nice stuff Mike. Don't you just hate it when everything you shoot is a keeper.
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It doesn't get much better than this, excellent!
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 7:49 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your kind replies.

Flying Fossil--Don't you just hate it when everything you shoot is a keeper.
To be honest I don't believe I'll ever know that feeling. But I'm gonna keep on trying.

I'm really impressed with the 5d 18-250 combo. I don't notice that much more IQ with my A700 but the A700 does focus a little faster. It's still a very slow focusing lens.
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I love some of those photos... I'm waiting to get my hands on a good Sigma Lens for my a200... after reading some bad reviews on it a few discussions back, a bit disappointed with my Kit 17-80 Sony Lens...

thinking of either Sony or Sigma...
hoping i'll get results as you do, but still... you know
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But Kid, please listen closely-

It is not only the lens that you use, but it is also how you expose many of your photos. Some of the photos that you have posted in the Sony Folder are very much over exposed .

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But Kid, please listen closely-

It is not only the lens that you use, but it is also how you expose many of your photos. Some of the photos that you have posted in the Sony Folder are very much over exposed .

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I believe Sarah is giving you some good constructive criticism. Some of my favorite photo's have been taken with my 18-70 kit lens. Post processing plays a big part in your final result.
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I love some of those photos... I'm waiting to get my hands on a good Sigma Lens for my a200... after reading some bad reviews on it a few discussions back, a bit disappointed with my Kit 17-80 Sony Lens...

thinking of either Sony or Sigma...
hoping i'll get results as you do, but still... you know
The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 is a lot sharper than the kit lens, sharper than the 18-250 that lomitamike has demonstrated here, and is almost as sharp as the Sony/Zeiss 16-80 while costing less than half as much. Plus its a 1:2.3 macro lens as well. That's hard to beat.
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