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Sigma 18-125 mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM

Sigma 18-125 mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSMSigma 18-125 mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSMSigma 18-125 mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
 

Specifications:

Manufacturer Sigma
Model 18-125 mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 125 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.8 - 5.6
Angle of view 74.1 - 12.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.35 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.8
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type HSM
Lens Construction 16 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Sigma
Pentax K
Dimensions 88.5 x 74 mm
Weight 505 g
Additional information OS function is not available for Pentax or Sony. If the camera body does not support HSM motor, AF does not work.
Anounced: Feb. 2008

Average rating (6 owners reviews).

Build quality 4.83
Optical quality 4.00
Value for money 4.50
Overall 4.44
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User: pete
IP 62.153.x.x
Date: 2013-08-13 14:31:13
Owner since: 6 months
Price: 220
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Locked manual focussing if Focus is set to Auto

Pros: Love the AF and the quality of the housing

Summary: Nice lens, this is my allday lens

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User: StefanS
IP 87.169.x.x
Date: 2012-11-17 17:19:52
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 250 €
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Better than 18-55 Kit lens

Pros: Weight

Summary: Good lens, competitive price

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User: Stephan
IP 82.169.x.x
Date: 2010-12-14 23:31:36
Owner since: 1 year
Price: € 26
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: - Maybe slightly soft on the extreme focal lengths. Apparently there is a large deviation between specimens, but I ordered it online, so I couldn't test it.

Pros: - Zoom range a lot more useful than 18-55 kit-lens and far better quality. - Great build quality - Silent and fast focusing

Summary: (Using Sony A550) A great replacement of the standard kit-lens. Not too large a zoom, so image quality is better maintained throughout its reach. I'm currently using it paired with a Sigma 70-300, which is a great combination for starters.

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User: Mirko C.
IP 151.67.x.x
Date: 2010-12-13 22:05:12
Owner since: 1 month
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Diaphram is not accurate at 125mm. OS system remains ON whenever selector is on OFF. Nikkor lens 18-70mm is very sharper in the center of the frame expecially > 35mm, while Sigma offers a more homogenous performance with true borders too.

Pros: Surplisingly excellent construction for a low-range zoom. Incredibile price/performance ratio. Distorsion is generally under good control, fairly better than 18-105 and 18-135 Nikkors.

Summary: Quality is not constant. Tried two different lenses and choose the better one.

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User: David Hobbs
IP 220.237.x.x
Date: 2010-10-25 09:21:30
Owner since: 3 months
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: None detected so far

Pros: Good stabilisation Consistently sharp images Fast focussing Good zoom range Appears solidly build Smooth in operation Reasonable price

Summary: This lens does everything I might have expected of it. Well built and balanced. Operates fast and smoothly. Produces good images. Hard to fault.

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User: Lex Luthor
IP 213.202.x.x
Date: 2009-07-05 03:38:23
Owner since: 1 month
Price: 313
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: bit dark, in movie mode on camera AF you can hear what should be prewent

Pros: perfect pics, very fast AF

Summary: Good lens gor good money


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