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Anonymous
May 15, 2005 10:45:56 AM

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Hi-

Does anyone have any experience with the Sigma 18-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 DC?
I'll be using it with Canon 10D.

I'm more interested in bang for the buck, than ultimate performance.

Also- will it work with a film body? I realize the picture will have
dark corners. Still, It might be an interesting effect.

Cheers
Mike

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May 18, 2005 2:41:09 PM

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I've read many reviews and opinions that Sigma 18-50/3.5-5.6 DC is a little
sharper than Canon 18-55 and better built. But if you have already the
Canon's with a kit, then I think it's better to get something like
55-200/4-5.6 DC which also have good reviews and it's only $160.
Actually, both lenses are sold now as a set for $260 at B&H, Adorama...
I have Canon 18-55 and didn't test it long enough, but I've seen very very
nice images of others.
I'm considering right now a few not expensive lenses, like
Sigma 28-200/3.5-5.6 Compact Hyper Zoom Aspher. Macro...or Canon
80-200/4.5-5.6 II...or Sigma 55-200/4-5.6 DC...or Sigma 28-80/3.5-5.6
Aspher. macro(Popular Phot. magazine tested it and says "impressive
results")....or Canon 28-105/4-5.6 USM IF - it's not the more expensive
one, but according to Pop. Phot. magazine, it produced very sharp slides...
So...I'm still thinking...
Zal

"Michael Beacom" <mbeacom03@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:mbeacom03-0F8F60.02455615052005@news1.east.earthlink.net...
> Hi-
>
> Does anyone have any experience with the Sigma 18-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 DC?
> I'll be using it with Canon 10D.
>
> I'm more interested in bang for the buck, than ultimate performance.
>
> Also- will it work with a film body? I realize the picture will have
> dark corners. Still, It might be an interesting effect.
>
> Cheers
> Mike
May 19, 2005 2:36:12 AM

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Michael Beacom <mbeacom03@earthlink.net> wrote in news:mbeacom03-
0F8F60.02455615052005@news1.east.earthlink.net:

> Hi-
>
> Does anyone have any experience with the Sigma 18-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 DC?
> I'll be using it with Canon 10D.
>
> I'm more interested in bang for the buck, than ultimate performance.
>
> Also- will it work with a film body? I realize the picture will have
> dark corners. Still, It might be an interesting effect.

I have this lens and I have seen a photo from a film camera taken with it.
The affect on a film body is boring and it is not a case of dark corners,
but dark edges too!

I don't think it is a very good lens, but it is cheap. I bought it because
I rarely use wide angle and I didn't want to pay very much at all for the
rare times I would use it. I find that it works and costs little, if you
actually use wide angle quite a bit and want good quality then you should
look at the Canon 17-40 f4L (I have a friend who uses this on his 10D).


--
Mark Heyes (New Zealand)
See my pics at www.gigatech.co.nz (last updated 3-May-05)
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Anonymous
May 19, 2005 6:16:11 AM

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In article <mbeacom03-0F8F60.02455615052005@news1.east.earthlink.net>,
Michael Beacom <mbeacom03@earthlink.net> wrote:

> Hi-
>
> Does anyone have any experience with the Sigma 18-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 DC?
> I'll be using it with Canon 10D.
>
> I'm more interested in bang for the buck, than ultimate performance.
>
> Also- will it work with a film body? I realize the picture will have
> dark corners. Still, It might be an interesting effect.
>
> Cheers
> Mike


Thanks for the replies!

I was at the camera store the other day, and found a nice looking Tokina
19-35mm f 3.5-4.5 for $110, in the "used" case. Looked good, nice zoom
range, and the price was right, with no shipping costs. Took a chance,
and bought it. The first pictures look good, I think it's a keeper.

Cheers
Mike
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 10:17:59 AM

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I just bought a Rebel XT with a Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC. I was
originally looking at buying the Rebel XT kit but they were sold out,
so the dealer offered the Sigma 18-50 for the same price. Based on what
little I knew, plus the 'feel' in store (better manual control), the
Sigma appeared to be a better choice in this instance. Henrys' also has
a 50% flat exchange for the purchase price of individual lenses should
I decide to upgrade within 12 months, whereas the Canon kit lense is
worth almost nothing even as a trade-in.

I have a few days to get a complete refund so if anyone feels strongly
that this was a bad move (Sigma for Canon kit lense) let me know here
and I'll get my money back. I'm assuming at worst its a wash, and at
best its marginally better.
!