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    Default sigma 18-50mm f 2.8 ex dc hsm macro lens

    Hi all senior..

    I'm currently looking at this sigma 18-50mm f 2.8 ex dc hsm macro lens.

    did a search in clubsnap but cant find any good info..

    would like to ask if anyone here using this lens?

    how's the result?

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    Default Re: sigma 18-50mm f 2.8 ex dc hsm macro lens

    There you go... review with scientific tests, as well as sample pics.

    http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/315-...ab-test-report

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    Default Re: sigma 18-50mm f 2.8 ex dc hsm macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by nicorn View Post
    Hi all senior..

    I'm currently looking at this sigma 18-50mm f 2.8 ex dc hsm macro lens.

    did a search in clubsnap but cant find any good info..

    would like to ask if anyone here using this lens?

    how's the result?
    Is this the lens?
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/18-50...c-os-hsm-sigma
    don't think it is a macro lens
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    Default Re: sigma 18-50mm f 2.8 ex dc hsm macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    Is this the lens?
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/18-50...c-os-hsm-sigma
    don't think it is a macro lens
    That lens is a kit lens replacement. Just slightly better in terms of aperture. Not constant aperture. A totally different lens to the 18-50/2.8 which is now replaced with the 17-50/2.8 OS.

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    hmm thanks all for the reply..

    currently thinking if i should get the sigma(18-50) or tamron(17-50)...

    so anyone using the sigma 18-50?

    or maybe i should just get a tamron17-50 hmm

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    Default Re: sigma 18-50mm f 2.8 ex dc hsm macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by nicorn View Post
    hmm thanks all for the reply..

    currently thinking if i should get the sigma(18-50) or tamron(17-50)...

    so anyone using the sigma 18-50?

    or maybe i should just get a tamron17-50 hmm
    A good comparison,

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...mp=0&APIComp=0

    Also please read reviews of both the lens, they can easily be found in the net.

    Btw, there is a thread in CS that actually had a comparison between the two lens,

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...a-18-50mm-f2.8

    and another one in a pentax forum,

    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...wall-test.html

    If I were you, I would just go for the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 (non-VC) - read somewhere that the non-VC version is sharper than the VC version.
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    oh thanks! I think I miss those 2 threads!. thanks all!!

    Think I will just go get a tamron17-50..

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    Default Re: sigma 18-50mm f 2.8 ex dc hsm macro lens

    Read carefully, some people get irritated by the not so quiet AF motor. But it still needs a concert hall atmosphere to be noticed from more than 2m away. To me it's irrelevant, I like the sharpness and constant f/2.8.
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