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MissJezabelle
05-17-2005, 12:51 PM
so what do you think of this set up. The price is right, but what about quality. Im most interested to hear opinions on the special oftics for DSLR's.

http://www.wolfes.com/cgi2/CatalogMgr.pl?cartID=a-4389&SearchField=partnumber&SearchFor=20596&template=Htx/shopacc.htx&ftr=back

palmbook
05-17-2005, 01:12 PM
I don't personally think that Sigma's normal zooms have any superiority to other brands. But in tele-zooms, Sigma surely does well. Sigma can even outstrip Nikon and contend with Canon.

Here is for 18-50mm
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=189&sort=7&cat=37&page=2

And 55-200mm
http://www.robgalbraith.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=323888&an=0&page=0

D70FAN
05-17-2005, 01:23 PM
so what do you think of this set up. The price is right, but what about quality. Im most interested to hear opinions on the special oftics for DSLR's.

http://www.wolfes.com/cgi2/CatalogMgr.pl?cartID=a-4389&SearchField=partnumber&SearchFor=20596&template=Htx/shopacc.htx&ftr=back

Unless you are into lens changing, you still might want to consider the Sigma 18-200 DC for $100 more ($399). sorry I don't have first hand experience with this lens yet. However, I am using the Sigma 18-125 DC and the comparison the 18-200 DC looks every bit as sharp.

Food for thought.

TheObiJuan
05-17-2005, 05:52 PM
Without sounding like an ass, I feel that you get what you pay for. Those lenses are not examples of sigma's best. Those would be similar to the optics found in disposable cameras. ;)

However, if that is all your budget can afford and you don't mind having two lenses when you can have one, then get them.
But the lens George listed is a much better option.

jeisner
05-17-2005, 05:57 PM
I would recommend the 18-125 also, yes I use mainly primes (Pentax and Sigma EX) but I also have the 18-125 from Sigma, it isn't a bad lens, I wouldn't compare it to a disposable camera lens LOL. It is maybe on par in some cases and better in many others, than the lenses on most prosumer cameras... And obviously very convieniant when you want to travel light....

It isn't exactly bright though being 3.5-5.6

The 55-200 is also a pretty good quality lens, although not very bright... The 18-50 and 18-200 are both poor IMHO

TheObiJuan
05-17-2005, 06:59 PM
I would recommend the 18-125 also, yes I use mainly primes (Pentax and Sigma EX) but I also have the 18-125 from Sigma, it isn't a bad lens, I wouldn't compare it to a disposable camera lens LOL. It is maybe on par in some cases and better in many others, than the lenses on most prosumer cameras... And obviously very convieniant when you want to travel light....

It isn't exactly bright though being 3.5-5.6

The 55-200 is also a pretty good quality lens, although not very bright... The 18-50 and 18-200 are both poor IMHO

the couple of lenses in the link posted above were the ones I was comparing to a disposable camera's lens, not the 18-125.

jeisner
05-17-2005, 09:15 PM
the couple of lenses in the link posted above were the ones I was comparing to a disposable camera's lens, not the 18-125.

Ahh OK, I thought you meant all the DC Sigmas referenced in the thread...