Sigma Lenses

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  1. Pirate!!

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    Ahoy all!

    I'm after some advice regarding the Sigma range of lenses for my Olympus E500. In particular as a replacement for my 14-45mm which I find not as good as the ZD 40-150mm.

    If anyone has had any experiences with the Sigma range and/or the 18-50mm DC variety, then could you advise if it's worth buying and if the cheaper Sigma's are any good?
     
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    Good evening, me hearty. Until recently I owned the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 and a fine lens it be.

    I think the lens won some award in AP last year as well.
     
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    Ahoy Baron GB!

    Thanks for the insight. Can you give a detailed report on this lens as to it's operation/functionality, build and most important, image quality? Is it manual or motorised?

    It's certainly cheap enough, but I'd like to research first and get 1st hand user feedback if possible before making a final decision. I don't want to end up with some naff grade lens that doesn't do the business (unlike my 14-45mm Oly lens).
     
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    Build quality is very good and compared to my new L series lens, it stands up very well. The autofocus isn't HSM (their equivalent of USM) but it's quiet and I didn't find it to be slow.

    Image quality is very sharp all the way through the aperture range and at f/8-11 it was a good match for my 50mm f/1.8 in terms of sharpness.

    All in all, I was very happy with it and as I've said before, if they made it in a standard EF mount, I'd buy it again.
     
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    i have the 18-50mm f2.8 in canon fit, and its a great lens, stays on my camera all the time, unless im doing something specialist :)
     
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    Feedback appreciated, thanks.
     

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