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Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC
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100% of reviewers 160.00 7.0
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Description: Specially designed to suit the characteristics of digital SLR cameras, this compact and lightweight lens is now a reality

This zoom lens was exclusively designed for use with digital Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras and has a 6.9:1 zoom ratio. The image circle is designed to match the size of the image sensor of digital SLR cameras.
From wide angle to telephoto, this new zoom lens can capture a wide range of subjects. As there is no need to change lenses, there is no risk of missing those great shots. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (19.6in.) at all focal lengths and a maximum magnification of 1:5.3. A distance scale on the focus ring makes the lens convenient and easy to use.

Key Features

Focal Length 18-25mm
Minimum Apeture F22
Lens Construction 15 Elements in 14 Groups
Angle of View 62.0 - 9.9
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7pcs
Closest Focusing 50cm (19.6 in)
Maximum Magnification 1:5.3
Filter Attachment Size 62mm
Hood Petal shape hood
Weight 405g / 14.3 oz
Dimensions Dia. 70mm x Length 83mm
Keywords: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC lens


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Registered: November 2006
Location: Scotland
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Review Date: Tue July 8, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: 160.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Focal range and lightweight
Cons: No 'killers'.

As the preverbial 'walk-about lens' I cannot really fault it as it covers a great range.Quite a bit of distortion at either end but Photoshop can usually sort this out.Not the sharpest lens but I have quite a few A4 prints that I am more than happy with and my gallery contains mostly images using this lens on a Canon 20D.
I can give it the thumbs up as a walkabout lens but it's really not for more 'serious' work in any area.
PS.If the OS version costs roughly the same I would go for it.


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