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Sigma 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC

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Review Date: Apr 9, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Image quality if you mind price, size and weight.
Cons:
Autofocus is loud, slow and due to f 5,6 at the long end inaccurate in low light situations.

The sigma 18-125 won't do the job if you are looking for the image of your life. If you look at the zoom-range and the price this has to be like this. It has a quite loud, even screeching autofocus which is often inaccurate, especially in low light situations. The autofocus is also slow. Fast tracking is very hard to do. It has some minor cromatic aberrations. The vignetting is even at full opened f-stops acceptable. (You need to turn up the vignetting correction in adobe's raw converter up to ca. 25 to get rid of them, but this is really not a problem)

Very nice is the low price. It has THE perfect zoom range for travel / walkaround. It's quite sharp at f 8. There you can get quite decent results even when you are a censorius amateur. It does a "good" job for all day family & friends snap shooting.

If you buy it, you can do nothing wrong. Buy it, start taking pictures and have fun. It's not the lens, it's not the body, it is your point of view that makes the shot.

Please have a look at my website. ALL pictures are taken with the 18-125 and an Canon EOS 10D:

http://home.arcor.de/christianmeding/

Thanks for visiting! Christian Joerg Photographie