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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(3), Durable(3), Fast / accurate auto-focus(3), Lightweight(3)
 
Great Kit upgrade
By ajmillVerified Purchaser from Lititz, PA on 5/23/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras:

I bought this to replace my Canon kit lens and boy am I happy. The build quality of this is far superior to the kit and the focusing is much faster. If you need to replace your kit lens I would highly recommend this lens.

 
Worth every cents, very good lens
By PImage from Perth, Australia on 3/16/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Cons:
Difficult to Clean, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras:

1) Build – Can't be compared with Tokina or Canon L series but acceptable2) Zoom ring – damped well controlled3) IQ – pretty sharp even at f4. Very sharp at f84) Bonus – closest distance approx 20cm, can be use for closeup/macro which was NOT advertise as a feature. When I add 2x teleconverter, this give me macro effect.This is ONLY [$] lens, so can't complain. Can't compare with Canon L Series lens but it performs generally well. IQ at F2.8 was soft but I generally bumped to F 4 - 8 and use flash at night @ ISO 100 - 400 and it did a good job. Focus very fast even at low light, OS worked. It's a good range lens without the extending barrel. Perfect for beginner and intermediate users.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice Lens, Good quality
By David MVerified Reviewer from Madison, AL on 8/31/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras:

I debated on this lens and one that has a constant 2.8 w/o OS. The OS helps in low light situations so having a f4.5 is not really a problem. What 2 things I really like about the lens are the HSM and fully internal zooming. The lens does not extend for zooming or focus, a feature I have with other lenses.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good for the casual user
By That Photographer Dude from O'Fallon, MO on 8/8/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Rugged
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras:

I bought this for the IS to help in low light situations during wedding photography. The IS seems to work pretty good, but the images are softer than I expected. It's obviously not a Canon L lens, but I did expect better. The biggest issue is slow focus in anything but ideal conditions. Not a good quality for even a semi-professional wedding photographer.

In all this is a good lens for a casual user and maybe worth the price if you are only buying it to upgrade from a kit lens. As for me, I wish I had purchased the 18-50mm f/2.8 instead even though it's a bit more. I also bought Sigma's just released 50-200mm IS for wedding photography and, though I haven't used it yet, I'm afraid it may be about the same in quailty.

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