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Thread: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US

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    Default Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US

    Anyone interested in getting Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US ?
    Estimated around S$550 (shipping/gst/inclusive). US Warranty.
    Anyone knows can it be converted to international warranty here in SG ?

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    Default Re: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US

    make sure it is a micro version

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    You are right ... it isn't the MACRO version.

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    I am trying to find out the price of the MACRO version. What's the price in SG ?

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    Default Re: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US

    hmm.. I have this lens, got from M S Color at $830.

    It's very sharp throughout, f2.8 constant, and is parfocal too...
    What I failed to see, was what I failed to observe...

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    The MACRO version cost about $680 from US.
    In that case the OP price is very attractive.

    Beside the MACRO, is there any other difference in the len image quality ?
    The f2.8 is a very attractive feature.

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    Comparison between the 18-50/2.8 and the 17-70/2.8-4.5

    http://www.pbase.com/miljenko/1850vs1770

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    Seems to be the 17-70 is a much better performer and better value.

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    Default Re: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US

    Check with Orient Photo, they have the cheapest Sigma lenses.
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    Default Re: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Kin View Post
    Seems to be the 17-70 is a much better performer and better value.
    I haven't read the reviews. But that is odd...
    I thought the EX lens are supposed to be Sigma top of the line?

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    Unless you must have constant aperture, save the money and get the cheaper (and better) 17-70. Build quality for both seem about on par.

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    Default Re: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US

    Yeah... I didn't need the constant aperture...
    And i did get the 17-70...

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    18-50 got macro tho

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    The current 17-70 DC got macro too. OP $550-580 (grey), MS $599 + free filter.

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    18-50 cmi at wide open f2.8, but infact, so are all the 3rd parties... (for F mount that is)

    Having used them for work and still having the 18-50, AFS17-35/28-70 with me now..

    Fortunately at least, the sigma gives very sharp shots comparable to the trinities/ or AFS17-55 at F4 and above. If you are looking to use for events and will be using with flash/bounce/LS most of the time, then there should be no diff from 17-55...
    Last edited by XC Pictorial; 6th June 2007 at 11:01 PM.

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    Thanks for all the comments ... will be getting a 17-70 soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by VSonic06 View Post
    The current 17-70 DC got macro too. OP $550-580 (grey), MS $599 + free filter.
    most of the time the free filter they give is next to useless, so cannot even consider it.

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    Thats true, but you can always offset the FOC filter for a lower price or for a more decent filter.

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    Here's fengwei's picts from his Phillippines trip, mostly taken with the Sigma 17-70.

    http://forum.clubsnap.com/showthread.php?t=273973

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    Default Re: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC from US

    Quote Originally Posted by southernoise View Post
    most of the time the free filter they give is next to useless, so cannot even consider it.
    To me the main purpose of filter is to protect my lens, so any filter with glass will do the job.

    However, I did get a B+W for my 17-70.
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