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Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens worth buying?

Tridgers
Hi,

Im looking to upgrade from my kit 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses and at first i was skeptical at looking at superzoom lenses such as the SIGMA 18-250mm above. But i've read a lot of good reviews about this lens (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-18-250mm-3-5-6-3-Macro-Canon/dp/B008B48AAE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top. etc), so i was just wondering what you guys thought, as well as hoping that a few contributors have first hand experience with it.

Thanks
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Posted: 08/18/2013, 07:56:24 AM
Tridgers
There doesn't seem to be too many reviews (probably because it's a sigma and not a nikon/canon), but they seem relatively promising from what i have read.

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma-18-250mm-3p5-6p3-os-hsm-macro/5
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sigma-18-250mm-f-3-5-6-3-dc-macro-os-hsm-lens-review-19470#Verdict
http://www.photoreview.com.au/reviews/lenses/dx/sigma-18-250mm-f-3.5-6.3-dc-macro-os-hsm-lens
http://www.cnet.com.au/sigma-18-250mm-f3-5-6-3-dc-macro-os-hsm-339340871.htm

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Posted: 08/18/2013, 08:00:36 AM
Tridgers
I probably should have mentioned this before but i have been using my dad's camera/lenses for the last few years (as im now a uni student), but i'm now thinking of buying my own canon 60D along with (ideally) one high quality lens that i will not need to upgrade for quite some time. Hence why i was looking at superzooms with good image quality.

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Posted: 08/18/2013, 08:03:38 AM
Tridgers
Any thoughts?
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Posted: 08/18/2013, 18:54:22 PM
Tridgers
No views on the lens?
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Posted: 08/19/2013, 17:33:05 PM