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Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS

Review Date: Nov 21, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $465.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: OS, range, light weight, quiet
it is not an "L" lens, but then you aren't paying for that either

for the price, you can not beat this lens. Is the image quality on par with an "L" lens? No way. But then, the price is not in that range either. This is a one lens when I can only take one lens solution. The range is awesome and the IQ is fine, esp if you can stop down to f8.

The other thing is that the price is the same as the Tamron 18-250, but Tamron has no OS. The IQ is significantly better than the Sigma 18-200 which had no OS.

I find that this is a good compromise lens and I am happy with the results I get. I recommend this lens as an excellent walk around solution.

Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye

Review Date: Nov 16, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $450.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: good build quality, versatile, unique, good image quality

My first lens review - I am an amateur photographer, having sold a few prints, but I just do it mostly as a hobby and for use through work.

For the cropped sensor, this is an excellent lens. The zoom gives the option of fisheye or ultrawide angle when out at 13mm or 17mm or anywhere else along the zoom range.

The image quality is great and when I realized that every other regular fisheye lens was more expensive, this is a wonderful deal. I can recommend this lens, it is a great deal for the price. You will have fun and you will end up pulling it out of the bag more often than just a single use specialty lens, because of the zoom range.

Buy one and have fun out there!