new 18-250 sigma

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new 18-250 sigma

Unread postby mikehawthorne » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:33 am

hello David Kirkpatrick
I noticed that sigma have produced a revised version of there 18-250 hsm i know that it is smaller and more compact. I have not seen a side by side comparison yet, have you tried it and compared it to the earlier version.

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Re: new 18-250 sigma

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:18 am

We have it here, it's much smaller, no OS, but I do not have my tests done yet.

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Re: new 18-250 sigma

Unread postby mikehawthorne » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:17 pm

Thanks David for reply .
I asked a notable camera shop in Chelmsford the same question about the new version of this sigma lens. He said after I asked about the point of changing the lens he said as a salesman he would recommend changing to the newer version, as a photographer he would not.

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Re: new 18-250 sigma

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:53 pm

It's nowhere near as good so far. Also, we have the Pentax 18-270mm here, was hoping that might be good - but it's not. Building a lens with a 72mm front end and some serious glass inside it seems have been a one-off for the original OS design. I said at the time we hadn't used any lens as good in that range and I can only say there was a reason.

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Re: new 18-250 sigma

Unread postby mikehawthorne » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:56 am

hello David
happy new year by the way, do you still use the old 18-250 by the way I have no plans to change and a700 still my mainstay kit.

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Re: new 18-250 sigma

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:41 pm

Sorry, missed this. Yes, we will still be keeping the old Sigma. I have been doing comparisons with other lenses and nothing so far comes close to it.

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