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Sigma18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System)
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (11)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Consistent output (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easily interchangeable (6)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (8)
  • Landscape photography (4)
  • Sports/action (3)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5), Semi-professional (3)

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5.0

Huge improvement over kit lens!

By Olympic Photoguy

from New York

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Rugged
  • Sharp Focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Landscape Photography
  • Upgrade

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

Good general purpose lens. A little darker than a fixed lens, but a small price to pay for the flexible zoom range. I'm very happy with the macro clarity. Solid build and good bang for your buck. I use this lens for everything now.

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4.0

Great piece of glass!

By Camera Man

from West Michigan

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Landscape Photography

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

I have only used the lens for a couple of weeks but I have been impressed so far. The macro shots are vivid and clear with no distortions. I used the lens for a group of family shots and they turned out very well. I also took the camera on a trip to Mackinac Island with our Boy Scout troop and received great shots. The lens is very quiet, much quieter than the lens that came with my olympus kit.

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5.0

great lens

By Spiderman

from Gothenburg, Sweden

About Me Semi-Professional

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Loud motor

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Landscape Photography
  • Wildlife

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

This is a great lens. the f2,8 over the full range is wat I like most about it. Very sharp and fine color match. One thing that aren't so good is the AF-motor. It's quite loud and sometimes it scares animals away...

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5.0

Great Lens

By Van

from Newport News, Va

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fun To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Sharp Focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • None found

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Landscape Photography
  • Macro Photography
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

This is a great lens for nature photography. Floral photos and the inscets on them are easily captured with this lens. Using a 2x teleconverter this is also a very good lens for wildlife photos.

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5.0

Great Lens

By Rainman

from Brighton, MI

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Night Photography
  • Sports/Action

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

This lens is very quick and sharp. I use it as my general all purpose lens, and for indoor sports and am amazed at the pictures i get. I was a little unsure on it at first because i have never owned a sigma before but after reading reviews bought it and love it. For an all purpose lens it doesnt get much better.

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5.0

Good so far!

By Mike

from Bossier City, Louisiana

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Rugged
  • Sharp Focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Sports/Action

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

Sharp as a tac on my E-3.

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5.0

Suberb Portrait Lens

By Dave Mo

from Parkersburg, WV

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus
  • Strong Construction
  • Well damped zoom ring

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Macro
  • Night Photography
  • Portraits
  • Upgrade

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

Excellent glass. I use this lens for general portrait/wedding photography. Also for macro work of wedding details. The manual focus ring is a little loose, but the zoom ring is good and tight. Very fast lens, good for on the fly photojournalism style photography that I use. Slightly heavy, but has a superb feel overall to it. I also keep it on as an all around lens. Price a little high compared to what is made for other brands, but, as 4/3 gains popularity, price will come down. I use and E-500 and E-510, both from B&H, with another Sigma lens, the 30mm f/1.4, another great choice for discerning photographers of any skill level.

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5.0

Very pleased

By Sideshow_Bob

from Birmingham, AL

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Sharp Focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Portraits
  • Wildlife

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

Bought this for an olympus e510 body. Impressed with the build quality and love the pictures it takes.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp, fast, affordable...

By Federico Alberto

from Brussels, Miami and Santo Domingo

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

...in spite of its constant maximum aperture. What elsecould you ask for? Weather-sealing? So far I haven't neededit with either my E-510 or my brand new E-3.It's become my walk around lens. With the E-3 it snaps intofocus immediately. It is the ideal combination for indoorsas well as for landscape photography.

Expertise: Aspiring Kertesz Amateur

Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Sigma 18-50mm 3.5-5.6

Items I Recommend: Olympus E-3, Circular Polarizer, Neutral-Density filter

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Glass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

I bought this lens instead of the Zuiko 14-54, because I wanted the constant F2.8, and the macro part was just a bonus.I have been nothing but happy with this lens after 6 months. I would recommend to anyone.

Previous Equivalent Item Owned: E-500, E-330, Zuiko 11-22, Zuiko 50-200, Zuiko 14-45, Sigma 18-50, FL-50, FL-36

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New Lens!

By JS Pics

from Stl. MO.

Comments about Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens for Olympus (4/3 System):

Clear glass. Works great with the Evolt-500. Love the manualfocus ring. Much faster than the floating manual focustypes. Great build quality. Heavy, but feels good.

Problems Encountered: None yet.

Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Olympus 14-45mm std. Lens

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