Sigma 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC HSM A-mount lens review by derekw
|derekw#10072 date: Apr-1-2012|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-55|
|price paid:||140 GBP used|
Very effective hood
|negative:||Some slight PF at larger apertures especially between 18 - 50.|
|comment:||A very sharp lens. Even at 125mm my copy is really sharp, and is as good as many of the older Minolta zooms covering similar focal lengths (BUT not talking G glass here).|
Very similar in IQ to the Sony 16-105 and if you prefer the longer reach to the additional width, a very good alternative.
Much better than the Tamron 18-200 at all similar focal lengths and aperures (but it should be for the additional cost (new).
The AF is so quiet that at first I thought it wasn't working
The Tamron 20-40 is better but obviously much more linited.
I would rate this lens better than the kit lens between 18-55 but once again there is a hefty cost premium for the slightly better IQ and extra range.
Definitely buy this lens again.