Nikkor 55-200 closer zoom than 18-250???

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  1. gl600

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    Hello,
    I recently bought the Sigma 18-250mm lens to replace my Nikkor 18-55 and 55-200 lenses.
    When I took a shot with the 55-200mm @200mm and a shot with the 18-250mm @250mm the 200mm was a closer shot than the 250mm!?!?
    Can anyone tell me why??? I was really excited to get some extra reach with this lens... but i get less :(
    Also, does this mean that if I get an 18-200mm lens it will be way less zoomed in than the 55-200?
    thanks!
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There is something wrong with you lens for sure. Bring it to a shop to get it looked at.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmm, there's definitely something wrong, but I'm not entirely convinced that it's your lens. It may be, but IMO, it's unlikely. Did you take your comparison images from exactly the same spot, under the same conditions, using the same settings (aside from zoom)?
     
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    Did you buy the lens new or used?
     
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    Sorry, it looks like the Sigma is 18-200 mm, not 18-250 mm.

    Edit: My mistake. I found the new 18-250. :er:
     
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    Can you post both photos so we can look at them?

    Sounds like you may have a faulty lens.

    Focal length is focal length, and if you're not getting closer at the long end of the 250 than you are with the 200, then there is something wrong.
     
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    I agree, sounds like something's off with the one you got. Look into exchanging via amazon or contacting Sigma directly for warranty work.
     
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    yeah... we can't access your hard drive to see the images.
     
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    You have to upload the pictures first to a hosting site, and then use the address with the IMG tags. imgur is my favorite.
     
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    i have no idea how to do it. (uploaded to imgur... gave me a bunch of links??)
     
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