Walk-around lens; finally arrived :)

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  1. maulrat

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    Finally, my walk-around lens has arrived hours ago. After months of saving and debating, I set my money down on the Sigma 18-200mm OS. I am pleased with the results of my 1st test photos. I can't wait to do more tests. Its sharpness and colors meet my expectations. I will test much more next weekend at a local renaissance fair.

    Below is a test photo. If you would like to see more test photos (unedited), just visit-- http://cabusi.smugmug.com/gallery/6389316_Cf3f9#404142890_EqAbw

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    Excellent! That should keep you busy for a while!
     
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    I got the same lens. I love it. Vignetting is pretty noticeable at wide angle, so don't shoot any brick walls and it seems a little hard to focus at close to 200 mm but the midrange is all good and it's pretty fast up to 100mm

    It's a very versatile and very heavy lens. Congrats!
     
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    Yeah. I can do so much with this thing. My only lens was a nifty-50 before today. Wow! What a difference at both ends; 50mm vs 18mm (wide-angle) and 50mm vs 200mm (telephoto). I wonder how well it performs for portraits and landscapes.

    And yeah, compared to the nifty-50, this thing feels like I just put a brick on the front of my camera. Good excuse to buy a grip :D
     
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    congratz man..i'm happy for ya.
     
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    Yeah new tube of glass! Why don't you call in sick tomorrow and we'll go shoot paragliders at TPGP...

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    sweet. you muts be having a great time.

    hopefully by january ill get enough money to buy a better 'walk-around' lens. right now im using my kit 18-105mm. havnt played around witht he 50mm yet.

    does anyone know whats a good one lens for my nikon? i was thinking of the 70-200mm but that's WAY too expensive. are non-nikon lens any good? are they cheaper because of quality or they're cheaper because they're not nikon?
     

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