Sigma 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC A-mount lens review by Radeon

reviewer#223 date: Nov-15-2005
sharpness: 2
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 3.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:24-70 EX
price paid:
positive:Great walk around focal length, good build
negative:Not very sharp, poor AF, slow
comment:I used this lens on my Canon 10D. I cannot recommend it to anyone. Yes its a good focal length. You need to really stop it down for optimal sharpness and photos require allot of USM. My EX lens is light years ahead of this lens. Its probably better than the 18-70mm kit lens but not by much. Im not a newbie and compared to my old Canon L and Sigma EX glass this lens simply does not cut it at 18mm or 125mm. I wanted to like it but it never performed to its full potential.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 30
  • sharpness: 3.85
  • color: 4.13
  • build: 4.20
  • distortion: 3.53
  • flare control: 3.90
  • overall: 3.92 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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