Sigma 18-250 HSM OS / First Photos

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  1. PhotoXopher

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    Went for a little photo walk over lunch break to break in my new Sigma 18-250 lens... let's see how we did!

    First, a Canadian Honker - Rochester's mascot.
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    Next a zoom test...

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    250mm
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    How about some flowers?
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    Cityscape:
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    And just a fun one:
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    This lens has exceeded my personal expectations. I realize it will have its limits, but it's purpose is to be a nice one lens solution for those days I don't feel like lugging around a lot of equipment and swapping lenses.

    After my walk today it may be on my camera more than I originally thought.
     
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    nice lens. love the depth of focus and quality generally of #3.
     
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    Thanks!

    Loving it so far, can't wait to use it some more...
     
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    Yea seriously nice shots all around. Very impressive! Looks like a nice lens, especially considering it's massive focal range.
     
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    Looks pretty darn good! The CA looks better controled than I thought it would be.
     
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    I shot a LOT with it this weekend, will be uploading more photos tomorrow from my faster work connection.
     
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    More from the weekend!

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    WOW - that is really impressive, it AF's with a D40x? My mom's been bugging me about a "super" zoom lens, might get her this for her bday. . .
     
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    Yes it does, any Sigma with 'HSM' will work on the bodies without the internal focus motor just like the Nikon AF-S lenses.

    She'd love it!
     
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    Noyze,
    Thanks for sharing. I'm very tempted to get this for my D80 to replace my stock 18-135. A question for you...did you use any filters when you shot many of these photos with this lens?

    Thanks.
     
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    No filters and they are all unedited as well.

    I still love this lens and highly recommend it.
     
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    Wow you responded fast! You're not kidding when your tagline is that you spend too much time here! ;)

    Thanks!
     

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