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

reviewer#8845 date: Mar-29-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony SAL-1855,Minolta AF 50 F1.7 RS
price paid:160 USD (new)
positive:versatile range,sharp,solid build,quick focusing, easy handling.
negative:non for the price
comment:After reading some of the reviews here, I was hesitant to get this lens. But I'm so glad I gave it a try. It's much much sharper than my Sony kit lens and is able to focus quickly in very dark conditions where the kit lens would hunt a little bit. It also shows much better color and contrast than the kit lens.
All in all I'd say this is a no-brainer for someone looking for a bargain but quality lens. Either I got lucky and purchased an exceptionally good copy or this is a very under-rated lens! reviewer here is mentioning that his lens wasn't that good on his Canon 10D! We are talking about the Sony/Minolta version of this lens. Other professional review sights have noted that the Canon version of this lens didn't turn out as good as the Sony and Pentax versions.

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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