This is a follow-up to my original post about the Sigma 18-250mm "all purpose" lens for Digital SLR cameras.
First, let me state that this is not an "official" review of the Sigma 18-250mm OS lens. It is totally "my" view, and since it is a follow-up to an older post, it is a re-view of the original thoughts I had.
I stated that I had ordered the lens and thought I would be returning it after trying it out for a couple of days.
Happily, after several months of use, I am still taking most of my shots with this amazing lens. The Sigma 18-250 OS lens has a lot to offer in versatility. If not sure about how I will use my camera as I walk out the door (in other words, I don't have a clue as to what I will see that is worthy of shooting), I will almost always have the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Zoom Lens attached.
I have read more than a few reviews about my newest favorite lens, and they have all deemed the Sigma 18-250mm OS lens as either at the top or second to the top in the "super focal length" category. Most recently, I read a review at The Digital Picture.com. The reviewer there has gained my respect due to his apparent knowledge and honesty. While he chose the Sigma 18-250mm OS Lens as his second favorite, he had some very technical reasons for his choice.
Here is an excerpt from his article which you can read here in it's entirety:
I could easily see others deciding that the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Lens is the best super zoom lens for them. It is a very nice lens with great build quality and AF, a nice OS implementation and a reasonable price.
With a huge 13.9x focal length range and OS, the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Lens is like two lenses and a tripod in the package of a medium-small lens (great for travel). While the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Lens' image quality in the 50-250mm focal length range is not ideal, it can deliver a lot more than an 18-55mm lens can in that range. And if you are willing to give up the ultimate image quality a multi-lens solution will provide - for the convenience of a super zoom lens, the Sigma 18-250 OS should be near the top of your consideration list.
This beauty of a lens is available for Nikon and Canon Digital SLR cameras. You can order it at any of the online stores, but my personal favorite is Amazon. So feel free to ORDER HERE! It will help me to retire without being totally dependent upon Social Security ;-).
Oops, almost forgot. Here are some photos I shot today with the Sigma 18-250mm OS Lens, using my Canon 30D. Just click on one of the images to see it as a larger view.