A&P Sigma 18-200 vs. Sigma 28-200 ~ Your Thoughts and Why?

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  1. Demon Of Dreams

    Demon Of Dreams Feed me with lies and hate, and from that, I will

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    Looking for a first lens purchase to give myself a bit more of a range with things so I can play with my camera some more, I ask simply because I think I will get more use out of the ranges of a longer lens than I will with my kit lens, and I think I'll have a bit more fun with it when I shoot as well.

    Specs:

    28-200
    F/3.5 - 5.6
    $180

    18-200
    F/3.5 - 6.3
    $330


    I'm just curious on your thoughts on the lens, and if you think it's a good idea to purchase one over the other, etc.

    basically, any of you have experience with them? :hsd:

    i know it's not a spectacular lens by any means, but then again, if I were buying a spectacular lens i'd know more of what I were doing ;)
     
  2. sony

    sony Active Member

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    18-200 better range
     
  3. Demon Of Dreams

    Demon Of Dreams Feed me with lies and hate, and from that, I will

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    thankyou sir, i figured that part out though ;)


    i still want real life experiences, if any.

    otherwise i'll just get teh 18-200 :o
     
  4. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    the kit lens will be better than either of those in the same range, why not spend a little more and get a 70-200 or somehting similar?
     
  5. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    canon 28-135 IS

    /thread.
     
  6. mojito

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    yes if the thread was titled most overpriced and least sharp lenses
     
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  7. Demon Of Dreams

    Demon Of Dreams Feed me with lies and hate, and from that, I will

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    I want a sharp lens but don't want to spend a ton of money at the moment.

    I do like Macro, and was going to get the sigma 105, but am going to wait on it for awhile

    any other recommendations?
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    b/c maybe he doesnt want to have to be 100 foot from something to shoot it. or maybe hes looking for an all around lens that he can keep on the camera most of the time and cover a wide view range
     
  9. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Save up and keep the kit lens for now. I have a Sigma 70-300 and I don't use it much since I use a Sigma 28-70 most of the time. Unless you plan on taking pictures of things 1/4 mile away, there's no need for a huge lense. SPend a few extra on the range you'll use most (ie 12-24).
     
  10. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    get the 18-200. you can't expect exceptional photos from it though since you will lose a lot of the sharpness/crispness but you already know that.
     
  11. sony

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    The 18-200 is actually pretty close in performance to the 28-135, if not better. 28mm is hardly wide on a 1.6x crop either. So the 18-200 is wider.. and longer. :)
     
  12. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    maybe my friend just has a really good copy, but we've both taken plenty of REALLY good shots on it.

    the photog from divinity18 used to do all his old shoots with that lens too.
    i guess it was just a freakishly good copy!
     
  13. sony

    sony Active Member

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    or maybe your standards are freakishly low! :run:
     
  14. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    truth
     
  15. mojito

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    what is this 1.4 mile away bull shit. If you want infinite definite field, than get the 18-200. But if you want a good quality lens with a sharp subject, nice bokeh, fast auto focus, and blurred background, a telephoto is the only way to go.

    my 70-200L IS and 135L are my most used lenses
     
  16. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    I just got and used a sigma 18-200 on my 300d this weekend at formula D.
    http://homepage.mac.com/turboderek/PhotoAlbum47.html

    Most of the pics are not photoshopped and a few are cropped. The lens is great in the day but as it got darker it could not focus fast enough to keep pace with the action. I did get some pics by kicking the ISO up. It was nice to carry a single lens not a bag all day with different lens. If i could afford it I would love a 28-300L IS or a 100-400L IS for this type of situation. I myself take most of my pics during the day so and as a hobby. For what is is I love it. at car shows you sometime need the wide in because of lack of space to back up or something happens for only a few seconds far away. At those times the range is great.

    If you wanted a full size pic (I crop a part) or something better then the crappy .mac auto compression just post.
     
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  18. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    wider is better
     
  19. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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  20. tenplanescrashing

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    I don't know why people think the 70-200/300 is only for shooting from far away. I actually use my 70-300 more often than I use my kit lens. :dunno:
     
  21. sony

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    Depends on your shooting style broly. I never mount my 100-300 unless I'm shooting something far away. The rest of the time, I'm using 15/20/85/135. All depends on what you shoot and how you shoot it, that's why they make different lenses so you can create a set-up that works for you.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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  23. sony

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    I have a 135L. :(
     
  24. chakup

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    NO personal experience but the 70-300 gets lots of good cheap decent lens reviews.
     

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