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|06-13-2013 06:11 PM|
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|06-13-2013 03:18 PM|
|iceburn88||Price is now $349|
|06-13-2013 07:59 AM|
|06-13-2013 06:17 AM|
this is my 2nd one and both are similiar though this one from buydig seems alittle tighter but it seems more like a "fresh off the factory floor" kinda tight and will get loose
|06-12-2013 08:22 AM|
|fsiddique||I got my lens yesterday. The zoom seems a little rough and jagged (i.e. turning the zoom dial isn't smooth and sort jerks as you zoom in/out unless you apply a decent amount of force). Can anyone else that got this lens chime in? I'm not sure if I got a bad lens or it just needs to be "broken in" to get the zoom dial to be smoother. I never had any issues like this with my OEM Nikon 18-55 and 55-200. Thanks.|
|06-12-2013 06:42 AM|
I ordered one of these Sunday night and received it yesterday. I got my T3i back in February. It was the display model at BJs and it was marked down to $310. It came with the kit 18-55. I loved using it and picked up the Canon 55-250 lens, but I hated switching the lens. I ended up returning the 55-250 and I rarely used the camera after that. I had been thinking about getting the Canon 18-135 but really wanted a longer range. I saw some earlier deals on this Sigma, but at the time as wasn't willing to drop $300+ on it.
I decided to take the T3i with me to our town's yearly summer festival the weekend before last and once again I loved using it and was much happier with the pictures compared to my wife's point and shoot. My only frustration was the 55mm limit. When I saw this deal I just decided to pull the trigger and go for it. Since this is ending up being my father's day present I just quickly tested the lens yesterday to make sure everything was OK and put it back in the box for my wife to give me Sunday. It's got me very excited to use the camera again. I know I'm trading off a bit of sharpness and such using this single lens versus multiple lens but now I feel I'll start getting a lot more use out of the camera.
|06-11-2013 08:39 PM|
IMHO it's better to just have the capability of zooming in further to get the shot properly than having a little "extra more sharpness".
example: You walk around and everyone is watching at the sky seeing this ballish flying object and everyone saying its a UFO. You use your 250mm to zoom in and see that it's a pigeon flying around with a plastic bag over it.
Unless you "need" that super sharpness because you constantly print to 8.5x11+ size posters. I would just stick with the Sigma the sharpness between it might not be much.
|06-11-2013 08:54 AM|
|qlizard||For a walk around lens - this or the Canon STM 18-135? I have the kit 18-55 and the IS 55-250, which I almost never use, plus the nifty fifty. I hate changing lens but don't want to give up too much quality. Will this compare to the 18-135 within the same range? If I get this I'd sell the 55-250. If I get the 18-135 I'd keep the 55-250.|
|06-11-2013 08:10 AM|
A lot of new photographers ( including myself when I started) are drawn to the idea of a super zoom. And for some it may fit their needs perfectly. For others though, especially new photographers looking to improve their photography, I recommend going a different direction. Trading in image quality and ability to play with light and depth of field for convenience, kind of defeats the point of why many got a dslr in the first place.
Not saying this is a bad deal or trying to troll, just want some of the people that are learning to really consider what they want out of their photography.
|06-11-2013 06:45 AM|
while not "scientifically set up properly"
heres some sample shots from the sigma 18-250
and here some from the Canon 55-250mm (Great valule/quality for the money IMHO)
some shots are same location and framing
|06-11-2013 05:06 AM|
|iceburn88||I have a Sony a37 with 18-135mm SAM lens (bought from the May bhphoto deal). Should I sell my 18-135 lens and get this?|
|06-10-2013 07:54 PM|
|06-10-2013 03:48 PM|
|rabbit424||was about to jump on it but nikon appears to be sold out. grrr....|
|06-10-2013 01:53 PM|
Yeah, that "POS" 55-250mm costs $150 on a good day whereas the 70-200mm f/2.8 is $2000. With such callous disregard for value, are you a trust fund baby by any chance?
Also, if you're too green a photographer to remember to constantly change settings as appropriate for each shot, then shoot in P mode with Auto-ISO instead of trying to delude yourself into thinking you know what you're doing.
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