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Sigma 18-125mm f3.5 -5.6 Lens

old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
30 Jun 2005 1:00PM
I find my Canon 18-55mm standard lens just a little too restrictive and would like a slightly more extended range zoom. The Sigma 18-125mm f3.5-5.6 looks to be just exactly what I'd want, and it's at a pretty reasonable price of 198. I'd probably prefer to go for a Canon lens if there was one with this range, but there isn't. Does anyone have experience of the Sigma, and if so how would you rate it?


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Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
30 Jun 2005 1:32PM
Jim - I have one for my 300D and I love it.

It has a good zoom range that covers nearly all my needs and very rarely comes off my camera. I'm also very happy with the image quality it produces especially around f11/16 that I tend to use it at. Have a look at the last few shots in my portfolio to see what I mean. Most are at the 18mm end but 'Wealden Sunset' (which you've actually commented on)! is at the 125 end. Ok, they're compressed for uploading to here but I'd be happy to e-mail you some full size files if you really want to see what it can do.

Stenward also uses one on a D70 and I know he is also happy with his.

old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
30 Jun 2005 1:50PM
That sounds very helpful, Kris. I'd very much like to see full size pics from this lens. My e-mail address is jim at intermac dot co dot uk.

My other lenses are the Canon 10-22mm and the Canon 70-200mm f4, but 90% of my pics are taken with my 18-55mm and as I said it just doesn't quite have a wide enough range. Canon do produce one at 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS but that's 450 and if the Sigma is adequate I'd rather go for that.

Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
30 Jun 2005 2:05PM
No problem Jim. I'm just off to bed now but I'll send a couple tomorrow.


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