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Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
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65 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Comments about the design and reliability are overall positive. The usability and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the size.

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On average, users rate this product 88/100 and experts rate this product 67/100.

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Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

Sigma AF 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC HSM OS (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

 

The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM left us with mixed feelings. Physically it is no doubt a welcome step-up from Nikon's own entry-level offerings. The build quality is on a very high level for this lens class. The only issue here is the focus ring...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Sigma 18-50 mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

 

In March 2009 Sigma released a new lens – Sigma 18-50 mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM. I must admit I was surprised about this novelty and the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw its parameters was: “what for?”. Sigma has two quite good lenses in its...

Tight lens body that doesn’t change its dimensions ; The presence of image stabilization and HSM in this price class ; Very good or even great image quality at the center of the frame for all focal lengths ; Slight chromatic aberration for longer focal...

Poor image quality at the edge of the frame, especially visible at the widest angle of view ; Large chromatic aberration at 18 mm focal length ; Noticeable coma ; Quite large vignetting in the whole focal length range ; Work against the bright light...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

 

This standard zoom for DSLRs with APS-C or smaller sensors cost £250 and includes optical stabilisation technology and a HyperSonic focusing motor.

Internal focus and zoom; Optical Stabilisation; Good resolution at wider apertures; Low distortion

Resolution falloff at smaller apertures

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

 

ePHOTOzine's expert Gary Wolstenholme takes a long look at one of Sigma's zoom lenses.

Internal focus and zoom; Optical Stabilisation; Good resolution at wider apertures; Low distortion

Fingers tend to catch on rotating focus ring; Resolution falloff at smaller apertures

Overall, this lens isn't a bad performer and will suit those looking either for a replacement upgrade to their standard 18-55mm kit lens, or a solid starter lens that covers the standard focal ranges.

Consumer review by: Alexsoox (slrgear.com)

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM review by Alexsoox

 

This is a great lens for two hundred bucks. The construction is very nice. Very sharp at over f6. Compare to the Nikon 35mm/1.8 at ~25-40mm f6-11 is very hard if not impossible to tell the differents at the computer. I was a little worry ordering this...

Cheap,Sharp

Not full range f/2.8

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: zoro02 (slrgear.com)

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM review by zoro02

 

I just got the lens and took some picture with hot shoe flash at night, this is what I think about the new Sigma 18-50 F2.8-4.5 OS HSM

Affordable, sharp at F4 - 8, OS worked, closeup/macro is a bonus @ 20cm, non rotating zoom

Soft @2.8, nothing else ATM until I run a field test

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: ksbuehler (slrgear.com)

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM review by ksbuehler

 

I concentrated my tests on performance at F2.8 and 18mm, as that is what I care about. I have a 45mm TSE 2.8 and 70-200mm F4L IS to cover other focal lengths.

light, inexpensive, 18mm @ f2.8 with stabilization, HSM

a bit of Chromatic aberration, focal field curvature

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Mr Sorry (lenstip.com)

Sigma 18-50 mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

 

Very bad lens.

None

Min distance, poor image quality, rattling sounds

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: tigercat (lenstip.com)

Sigma 18-50 mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

 

Excellent value for the price paid.

Well built, OS and very nice handling. Lens hood included. Fast and precise AF. Optically sound above 24mm. Good contrast and colour. Faster than kit lenses

Soft in the corners at 18 mm

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: tigercat (lenstip.com)

Sigma 18-50 mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM

 

Excellent value for the price paid.

Well built, OS and very nice handling. Lens hood included. Fast and precise AF. Optically sound above 24mm. Good contrast and colour. Faster than kit lenses

Soft in the corners at 18 mm

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes
Ultra Sonic Motor: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Nikon/Fujifilm / Pentax/Samsung / Sigma / Sony / Konica-Minolta / Sony alpha / Konica-Minolta
Camera Mount:Sigma SA
Product Type:Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras
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