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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs

B&H # SI185028DOC Mfr # 861101
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Product Highlights
  • Large Aperture Zoom
  • Designed for Digital SLR Cameras
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focusing System
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • HSM Autofocusing

The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs is a lens dedicated to digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors offering a large apertureand Sigma's Optical Stabilization and provides a high level of optical performance. The large aperture of f/2.8 makes capturing exceptional photos in low light achievable, and the wide angle is well suited for indoor photography. It offers superior peripheral brightness as well as a compact and lightweight construction. Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and three Aspherical lenses provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. Designed with inner focusing and inner zooming systems, high image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches (30cm) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.1.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras. For Pentax mount, if the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.

Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma's anti-shake function makes capturing exceptional photos in under most lighting situations achievable.
HSM Autofocusing for Canon D-SLR Cameras
Inner Focus System
An inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the petal-type lens hood (supplied) plus circular polarizing filters.
Excellent optical design
Special Low Dispersion (SLD) and Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) glass elements provide excellent correction of color aberrations. This lens produces an exceptional level of optical performance.
Reduced Ghosting and Flare
The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghost. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Ideal For Portraits and Snaps
With a minimum focusing distance of 7.9", and a maximum magnification of 1:3, this large aperture standard zoom lens, with close-up ability, is ideal for portrait and snap shots.
Compact and Lightweight Lens
Its design incorporates both glass-mold and hybrid aspherical lens technology which offers a compact and lightweight construction.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 - 4.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 69.3° - 27.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.8" (29.97 cm)
Magnification 0.24x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 16/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.91 x 3.49" (7.39 x 8.86 cm)
Weight 13.93 oz (395 g)
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs
  • Petal-Type Lens Hood
  • 3-Year USA Warranty
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    Sigma18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs
     
    4.3

    (based on 126 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (80)
    • Strong construction (71)
    • Easily interchangeable (64)
    • Durable (62)
    • Consistent output (61)

    Cons

    • Heavy (15)
    • Poor in low light (13)
    • Slow focus (11)
    • Weak casing (7)
    • Blurry focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (83)
    • Low light (63)
    • Weddings (42)
    • Video (34)
    • Night photography (29)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (46), Semi-pro photographer (42), Casual photographer (17), Pro photographer (13), Photography student (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (100), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BIG BANG, for little dollar!

    I was looking for an affordable 24-70mm and after weighing my options and researching for weeks, I finally decided on this lens. The main 2 reasons were because; 1. It is the...Read complete review

    I was looking for an affordable 24-70mm and after weighing my options and researching for weeks, I finally decided on this lens. The main 2 reasons were because; 1. It is the closet I can come to "true" 24-70mm on a crop1.6X body and 2. The price. The focal range equivalent in a 1.6x crop makes this lens a roughly a 29-80mm, making it a great walk around lens. I was scared as I read 2 or 3 negative reviews but an overwhelming amount of decent to positive reviews. Well, it finally came and I have been shoot with it for 3 weeks now and it is impeccable. Here are the pros and cons as I see them. With that said, DO NOT expect L quality images from this lens...some of the time.This lens is great, I found little very chromatic aberration (CA) and some color fringing (CF) stopped all the way down at 18 mm. At 50 mm, neither CA or CF was very noticeable. Keep in mind that I found both these result when doing indoor, low light shooting. Outside whether sunny or cloudy, or stopping down on a tripod in low light made CA or CF all but nonexistent. Focus is indeed a little soft at f/2.8 or f/4.5 at 18 or 50 mm respectively. The best performance at either focal length is from f/5 - f/11, with f/5 being crisp at 18 mm and f/8 being the sweet spot at 50 mm. Used properly, this lens will give you optimal performance. Moreover and the best part is no lens extension when zooming, huge benefit.AF (auto-focus) through Sigma's HSM is NOT a problem. The only time I got little lag or hunting was in VERY low light. Moderate to outside natural light, the AF hits the spot almost instantaneously, easily rivaling Canon's own USM. The only gripe I have with the HSM is the lack of FTM focus, but hey you can't get everything for this price. If you've ever shot with a Canon 18-55mm, you'll see the vast improvement in picture quality. The 3 aspherical lens elements and 2 Special Low Dispersion elements really go to work, giving this lens a superior edge over the Canon 18-55mm kit lens. In closing, yes this lens could have FTM focusing, it could be tack sharp at all f-stops and is could definitely benefit from better optics, but at [$], there is no question that this trumps and even surpasses a kit lens by miles. Get this lens, you will NOT be disappointed.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Focus Too Soft :(

    I was really excited about this lens and I wanted desperately for it to be the perfect replacement for my standard kit lens. The lens LOOKS great, and the price was just right. ...Read complete review

    I was really excited about this lens and I wanted desperately for it to be the perfect replacement for my standard kit lens. The lens LOOKS great, and the price was just right. Unfortunately the focus is reallllllllly soft. I guess it is all a matter of personal preference, but I am stickler for a crisp refined image. If I hadn't already thrown away the box it came in when I got it, I would have returned it. Images look crisp on the camera display but when you zoom in on them you can see that they are in fact very soft.

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    3.0

    Not a bad lens for the money

    By brianjproductions

    from boston, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video

    Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

    I purchased this to replace the kit lens on my t3i for the sole purpose of video. its a great lens for what it is, and the cost. it is way better than the kit kens just due to its build quality. the first one i received was a bad copy, so B&H sent a replacement. focus ring is good, a little loose compared to my rokinon, but still easy to pull focus. works great on my flycam because the telescoping zoom is internal which doesnt effect the weight balance. when shooting photos i noticed the autofocus is a little slow

    the only real down side to this lens for me is the decreasing fstop as you zoom in. i shoot mainly weddings, so this lens can ONLY be used outdoors. i would recommend saving up a little more and buying the 2.8 version. for pics its good, but im learning that for video i would much prefer prime lenses over zoom.... wide angle, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, etc.

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    4.0

    Great Replacement Lens

    By Maggie the Mom

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

      Purchased to replace lens kit that came with Canon Rebel T2i. Great lens for the price.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Worth the Money!!

      By MIkkapika

      from New Zealand

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

        I bought this because i didn't wanna get the standard lens kit, and this lens is waaaaaaaay better than the standard kit lens.
        So in my opinion it would be better and save a little bit more money for this lens, its really worth it!

        The autofocus is quite noisey though

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        5.0

        Fantastic lens!

        By LBC

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

        Great basic lens for every day general use! I got it as a gift and loving it so far.

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        5.0

        Very satisfied

        By dj2doc

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

          I am a beginner who inherited a Canon EOS 50D without a lens. I purchased this lens and used it over the holidays. It was easy for me to begin with and the photos were solid.

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          4.0

          Great all around lens, for a good price

          By Mark

          from Connecticut

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

          Although I haven't had a ton of time to check it out so far this lens seems like a great purchase. It works great for landscapes and portraits. I can't wait to try to take some longer exposure shots and get it into some low light conditions. I love the hood that comes with it as well. It is kinda a heavier lens in my opinion. and i wish it was a bit faster at times. But you can't go wrong for the money.

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          4.0

          rating

          By eelectron

          from blue-neck CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

            very well built, sturdy for the price. we'll see long run.

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            5.0

            Excellent lens

            By lino

            from Rio de Janeiro

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

              The lens is bright and creates excellent results. For the price you pay is definitely and upgrade to make.

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              2.0

              Not impressed.

              By IGIII

              from Columbus, Ohio

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Great price
              • Image stabilization
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Soft On Sides Of Frame

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

              I purchased this lens after doing much research. I have a few Rebel T4i's and a 5D Mark II and needed a wide angle lens for T4i's cropped sensor. I read numerous reviews that were mostly rating this lens as good to very good. When I received it I did a few test shots at the house across my street that I use to test all lenses and I was surprised how soft the lens was at the edge. In my estimation the 15% on each side of the frame did not live up to my quality standards when doing a shoot. The side of the frame was blurry with a capital B. The center of the frame was sharp however. I promptly returned this lens. This is the first time I ever returned a lens to B&H in over 15 Years. This lens had made me decide to just not worry about wide angle shots on the T4i. I will just use my 5DII for wide angle shots and use the cropped T4i's strictly when I need a little more reach with my Canon 70-200 IS L Lens.

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              4.0

              I'd buy this product again

              By thinliquid

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                I'm just getting back into using SLR cameras so wasn't sure what to buy. This seemed like a great starter lens to use with the t1i that I bought from a friend. I thought something was wrong with it when it struggled to auto focus in lower light settings but I've learned that this is typical in lower light for most lenses. Thus far the photos have been fantastic.

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                5.0

                Never judge by the price

                By Round the World

                from Singapore

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Value for money

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                  Was looking for a lens for my overseas adventures. I did not want to bring an expensive lens with my camera due to fear of thief; reduce my heartpain if it happens.

                  This lens performs well with my landscape shots and produce nice photographs for my backpacking adventures.

                  For now, this lens will stay with my camera body most of the time.

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                  4.0

                  Excellent

                  By Pricey

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                    I'm an amature photographer. I bought this lens to take inside shots of my new twin girls. The lens takes good photo's in low light.

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                    4.0

                    Good upgrade from kit lens

                    By Xavgo2

                    from Ottawa, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • cheap
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Good range
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Clean

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                    This lens is a great replacement for the 18-55 kit lens. The IS works great and the f/2.8 aperture is pretty useful. It looks great and the focus is pretty quiet. The internal zoom and focus is pretty cool. There is a sweet spot a f/5.6. It looks good on the camera too!

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                    3.0

                    Not too sure

                    By Manu

                    from Sunshine Coast, Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                          First of all, I have not had a chance to use this lens as much as I would like to before reviewing.

                          What can I say? This lens has not won me over yet.
                          Pics seem to be dark, details not always there.
                          Autofocusing doesn't do a great job either.

                          I don't know, I don't seem to have learned how to control this lens and get the most out of it, perhaps.

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                          5.0

                          At this price, it can't be beat!

                          By Corbin Dallas

                          from Annapolis, MD

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Included Lens Hood
                          • Internal zoom and focus
                          • Low Aperture
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Wide focus ring

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Night Photography
                            • Video

                            Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                            I purchased this lens to go with my Rebel T2i (550D) that I purchased body only. I spent over a week just reading reviews and comparing both new and used lenses. I needed a general purpose lens with a wide close end, I already had a nifty fifty and a decent telephoto. My choices came down to this and the Canon 18-55 kit lens (which I tried for a few weeks before ordering the Sigma) for my price point and what I needed. The Sigma attracted me because of the internal zoom and focusing, slightly beefier size and most importantly, the larger focus ring.Build quality compared to the Canon kit lens is great! It's slightly heavier and has a much more solid feel to it. The zoom and focus rings move very smoothly and don't judder or get stuck like the focus on my Canon 50mm F/1.8 which is very important to me since I do a lot of video with the camera. The autofocus is fast and seems pretty consistently accurate, I have had a few images that seemed slightly out of focus, but those could be operator error or because of the lower end focusing system of my Rebel. The image stabilization has worked great for me so far, I do a lot of indoor shooting at slower shutter speeds and this feature has been very helpful to me.Image quality in comparison to the Canon kit lens is very close judging from the pictures I've taken. The Canon lens has a slight advantage in overall sharpness, but once the aperture is dialed up above F/4 it's hard to see much difference in the pictures I've taken. At 18mm and f/2.8 images look plenty sharp and it doesn't suffer from any barrel distortion (at least, none that I've noticed). There is slight CA in high contrast areas, but for a lens costing $ I really feel silly complaining about that, especially since it's only noticeable above a 90% crop.This lens is a huge step up from the kit lens for me because of the lower aperture, internal focus and zoom (very important if you use circular polarizing filters) and above all, the larger smooth moving focus ring.The only real downside that I've come across with this lens is that the metering on my camera has a hard time adjusting to different focal lengths. What I mean by this is that I have to redial the exposure compensation, even on 'P' depending on the focal length. Images at the wide end tend to be somewhat over-exposed and images at the long end tend to be somewhat under exposed when the exposure compensation is left alone. This isn't really an issue if you keep it in mind while shooting and it may be normal for this type of lens as I have limited experience with zoom lenses.This lens isn't perfect, but for the price it really can't be beat, hence the 5-star rating. I would have been happy to pay an extra $100 for the quality of this lens!

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                            5.0

                            Just what I wanted

                            By Devilguns

                            from New York

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Blurry Focus

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Vacation

                            Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                            I wasn't happy with the kit lens that came with my Canon Rebel T3. It was very loud and the auto focus was slow. A friend recommended me to B&H where I came across this lens. I purchased it about two and a half months ago and I'm very satisfied with it. The Sigma lens has some weight to it which I like, feels solid. It doesn't feel toy like, which the kit lens did. The auto focus is fast and quiet. I also like how its all internal, nothing protruding in or out when focusing and zooming. The included lens hood is a great feature at this price too. Also the image stabilization has worked really well for me. Due to a medical condition my hands have a tremor to them which usually makes taking pictures difficult. So it was a big plus and surprise to me to see pictures that had little or no blur. If I can list any con, the focus can be soft at times but at this price I can't complain about it. This lens has given me more photographs that I can keep as compared to the kit lens.

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                            1.0

                            Focus Too Soft :(

                            By SarahDSkis

                            from Red River, NM

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Price

                            Cons

                            • Overly soft focus
                            • Poor in Low Light
                            • Tough To Attach

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                            I was really excited about this lens and I wanted desperately for it to be the perfect replacement for my standard kit lens. The lens LOOKS great, and the price was just right. Unfortunately the focus is reallllllllly soft. I guess it is all a matter of personal preference, but I am stickler for a crisp refined image. If I hadn't already thrown away the box it came in when I got it, I would have returned it. Images look crisp on the camera display but when you zoom in on them you can see that they are in fact very soft.

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                            5.0

                            Great lens...for the money

                            By Chris from Ohio

                            from Central Ohio

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                            • Slow Focus

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                            I can't complain about this lens.

                            I use this lens to take pictures of my kids playing and anything up close at my sons baseball games.

                            The focus is a little soft, but not terribly so. Press the shutter button halfway down while focused on the subjects eye, move where you want to center the frame, press the rest of the way down. This usually makes sure the face is always in focus, even at the low end of the lens, 18mm f/2.8.

                            If your subject is moving and you can't do the above, that is where you may notice the soft focus.

                            So far the OS has held up for me. When I first got the lens, I took video with my cell phone of inside my apartment, pretty dark as the sun was setting. Video looked pretty dark, couldn't make out most stuff. My cell phone usually takes pretty good video. Popped this lens on my Canon Digital Rebel XSI, set to ISO 200, started taking shots. They looked great. I could make out everything in the room as if it were between noon and 4pm, couldn't tell the sun was setting at all.\

                            The focus does fish a bit in low light. But, I have yet to see a lens that can focus quickly and accurately in low light. I have yet to use an L Series lens.

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                            3.0

                            Pretty good lens for the price

                            By Justine the Photographer

                            from North Hollywood, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Weak Casing

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Video

                            Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                            Takes great pictures. Though it may just be the lens I received, but the manual focus sticks when using it. I'm hoping it will buff out. Also, the clarify is not as good when using the 50mm as opposed to the 18mm.

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                            4.0

                            Perfect Starter lens!

                            By HenryG

                            from Philadelphia

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Heavy
                            • Poor in Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video

                            Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For Canon D-SLRs:

                            I chose this lens to go with the t3i body instead of getting the 18-55 canon kit lens. Having worked with the kit lens before there were a lot of things I didn't like about it, and this lens had none of those problems.Just some of the pros of this lens:
                            1) An actual focus wheel
                            2) Heavier, safer build quality and with a metal mount
                            3) Lower aperture to do better in low light

                            Overall this lens is perfect for those just getting into dslr work and need a simple, good zoom lens without breaking the bank.

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                            General Brand -  67mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
                            • You Pay: $16.95
                             

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                            Flex Lens Shade -  Flex Lens Shade
                            • You Pay: $39.99
                             

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                            Pearstone -  Onyx 20 Lens Case
                            • You Pay: $11.99
                             

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                            Sensei -  67mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap
                            • You Pay: $3.95
                             
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