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|06-17-2013 03:45 PM|
Sigma's latest gem (mentioned a few posts above), the 18-35 1.8
Not only it is the first ever f/1.8 constant aperture zoom, it is pretty spectacular at it: SLRgear's high praising review:
It also broke the resolution record of Lenstip's sharpness measurements for 50D (a zoom and not a prime), they are actually considering revising their chart due to this
|06-17-2013 02:14 PM|
|06-17-2013 01:33 PM|
Deals dead, but for the record (and for the next time this deal comes on), I own the D5100 and this lens (as well as the old version) and I think for almost all the people who are actually asking if this lens is a good lens or not, it is perfectly good enough.
If you are a hard core shooter, shoot a lot in the dark, need super fast focusing for sports and are a pixel peeper, then it probably isn't the lens for you. But for those kinds of shooters, you are probably willing to cart around the extra lenses which are necessary to get all those benefits. And you probably know what kind of camera lens this is, so you probably wouldn't be asking this kind of question anyways.
It is a DX lens, for the record. For a beginning shooter who just wants to enjoy their camera- get it. I can't believe it is a such a good price so soon. I love this lens- it is much better than the old version.
And for rickrone- Sigma used to be "meh" in there lenses that they made, but in recent years, they have been killing it. Case in point, the fixed aperture 1.8 18-35 DX lens that is being released soon. Awesome innovation. And just because someone makes a lot of money doesn't mean that they need to throw it around for show. That's pretty much a sign that someone is just really insecure.
"A fool and his money is soon parted."
I could purchase a lot more expensive camera gear than I do and drive a lot fancier car than I drive. (I certainly make a lot more than that number you threw out there.) Wouldn't make me any more of a man. Stewardship and wisdom is using the money you have well- and maybe making this world a better place.
|06-17-2013 12:56 PM|
|06-17-2013 12:53 PM|
|AlexW30||Deal is dead. 399 now.|
|06-17-2013 09:22 AM|
|06-17-2013 09:20 AM|
while I'm at it posting pictures... ..
SLIGHTLY unrelated but if you like to play with high zoom and don't mind extra compact size in exchange for "not so DSLR" quality photos. (but still plenty of dslr level manual controls and generally considered good picture quality)
Take a look at the CANON SX50 super zoom I got it for $325 with that staples 20% off.
Fun little camera beyond what I do for clients
|06-17-2013 09:17 AM|
DC = 1.6x bodies only
Macro = "macro mode"
OS = Optical Stabilization (same as Canon's IS)
HSM = Hypersonic Motor (same as Canon's USM)
So yes, it does have some kind of IS.
|06-17-2013 09:17 AM|
|WillyLin||ordered on 10th, and received on 15th|
|06-17-2013 09:04 AM|
I added some indoor comparison shots of the Sigma vs Canon 15-55mm kit lens.
Unfortunately I can't do anymore sample shots as I sold the 15-55 and 55-250 about a week ago.
Hope this helps you guys out in making your decisions.
|06-17-2013 08:55 AM|
If anyone is interested here are some outdoor sample shots for comparison
btween this Sigma and the Canon 55-250mm lens. Shot using my T3i I think at auto setting or something.
One thing at least I notice between the two
- Canon have "better/more natural" color
- Even though both are at 250mm the canon one zoom in roughly about 8% or 10% more
- Canon on seems little better indoors with better bokeh effect. (those are not in the link, I tested it indoor forgot where i have those sample shots)
- Sigma beats the canon at the 18-55mm range with better IQ and sharpness.
|06-17-2013 08:47 AM|
|calvinnaughty||there is no Optical Stabilization/Vibration Compensation looks like. So you depend on the tripod or some rock near you :-)|
|06-17-2013 08:40 AM|
|06-17-2013 08:27 AM|
|06-17-2013 07:19 AM|
Besides the extra zoom does anyone know how this compares with the Nikon 18-200mm?
I currently own the D5100 and the 18-200mm... Trying to figure out if it's worth selling my current lens and picking this up.
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