Price Research: Our research indicates that Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Lens is $90 lower (23% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $399. iconian
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Here's an in-depth review[dpreview.com] on this lens from dpreview.com. In short: Any super zoom like this is a compromise, but this is a good one (especially at this price). If you're willing to compromise a bit on image quality (compared to shorter zoom range lenses and especially compared to primes) in order to be able to carry around a single lens that meets 90% of your needs, then this is a good lens.
How much of a "downgrade" is this from the Nikon 18-200mm? Is it worth selling my 18-200mm, getting the lens in this OP, and pocketing the extra money? I have the D5100
I'd keep the Nikkor lens.
When I was originally in the market for a 18-200 lens, I bought the Tamron 18-270 lens. It sucked so I returned it. Then someone recommended the Sigma version 18-200 lens which was just okay. With both lenses I had a lot of problems, with really poor focusing being one of them. With the Tamron, this problem was very noticeable beyond 180mm which kinda made the additional 90mm redundant.
Finally, I just did what I should have done in the first place, and bought the Nikkor lens and am very satisfied with it.
If you have the VR II then, you'd probably make a little off the sale. If you have the VR I then you won't make anything...In either case, I wouldn't recommend it.
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