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    hey guys!!! i need your help, i wana buy multipurpose lens like 18-200mm, so i dont haveto change lens everytime. Canon have 18-200IS but its almost 700$...and then i found sigma 18-200OS its 370 new and used like 300-280(ebay), so i read some reviews on websites and half people was sayin about bad quality, that they were sending those lenses back for repair , is anyone had some experience with sigmas???? i really dont wana pay 700$ for canon...i like sigma prices, especialy if il get used for 300$ that would perfect! but i dont know after i read so many people not happy about quality build....plz help!!!! (and sorry for my english:blushing:)
     
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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sigma make some good products, but they frequently seem to have quality-control issues. It's common for two identical lenses to have a wide variation in quality and results. If there are a lot of negative, or even neutral reviews of a particular product, I would stay away from it. You might want to consider Tokina and Tamron, the other two large, third-party lens manufacturers.
     
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    thanks for replys , i guess il do some more research on those lenses and decide wich one to buy .....Tamron sigma tokina they all proly same quality
     
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    my friend told me he can sell me his 18-135IS that came with his 50D or 7D i dont remember wich camera he told me...well anyway he wants 250$ .........so am think sigma 18-200mmOS(300 used) or canon 18-135IS (250 ) ...now i dont know if 135 is enough for me, what you guys think?
     
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    Tamron is really good to and some of there super zoom like those have recieved top reviews. I never use those kinds of lenses but I have owned a number of Tamron and find them to be among my favorite lenses.
     
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    I think the Canon lens is not 18-135, it is 28-135mm IS instead. And $250 for that lens is a fair price. But 28mm maybe not be wide enough, at least for me.

    As for the superzoom lens, from what I read from those technical review sites, the 18-200mm OS lens from Sigma is not as good as their newer version of 18-250mm lens in terms of optical quality.

    Photozone review of the Sigma 18-200mm OS lens
    Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS (Canon) - Review / Test Report


    Take a look at this superzoom type lens comparison as well.
    Juza Nature Photography
     
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    idk how comparible the two are, but I have the Sigma 18-250mm for Nikon and it performs very well. Sharp, great contrast, and the IS feature is great.
     
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    i got this lens Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens 3558B002 - B&H Photo Video

    28-135 i think its older version if am correct, well i decided and i bought this 18-135IS i like it, especially for 250$!!! like i said my friend bought 7D and that 18-135 was kit lens , so he told me i dont needit 250 its yours. later on il buy good zoom lens like 70-200L
     

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