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EH1
25th September 2009, 02:36 PM
Can anyone please give me their experiences of this lens (good or bad) as I am finding myself tempted to buy one! :confused:

Barrie Norman
25th September 2009, 03:24 PM
Edward,

I can't offer first hand experience of this particular lens but I can strongly recommend Sigma Len's I have the Sigma 10-20 and the 18-50 f/2.8 both are superb and could highly recommend both I think the 18-50 is far better than the Oly 14-45 and 14-42, very crisp and f2.8 across the range. I also have the Sigma 150mm Macro and 50-500 Bigma. So as you can see I like Sigma's.

donmcmahan
25th September 2009, 05:09 PM
I have one and I love it, Sigma is known for less than perfect quality control so buy from someone who will take it back if it is not right, I didn't but mine is very good, don't know for sure if I was just lucky or are sigma's QC issues overstated*chr

EH1
3rd October 2009, 04:34 PM
Will the camera auto focus with this lens or will it only work manually?

donmcmahan
3rd October 2009, 04:37 PM
it does auto-focus

EH1
3rd October 2009, 04:40 PM
Thanks! now I have that confirmed I have decided to buy one! *chr

donmcmahan
3rd October 2009, 04:50 PM
Barrie Norman you stated that the sigma 18-50 is superior to the oly standard kit zooms, I would be interested in your experiences with the 18-50.

photo_owl
3rd October 2009, 06:29 PM
Will the camera auto focus with this lens or will it only work manually?

this was part of an AF test program I did following fw1.4 on the E3

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3570/3429971870_ab92b6c783_o.jpg

doesn't look much of a challenge - until you know the exposure required 10 sec at f1.4 iso 160! there was almost no light at all

this is a good lens - but not a great lens (IMO)

I have a good copy and, following fw1.4, it's absolutely stunning AF in my E3 - but it remains under par at F1.4 v HG and SHG glass.

AF is fast and quiet though...

EH1
6th October 2009, 07:04 PM
this was part of an AF test program I did following fw1.4 on the E3

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3570/3429971870_ab92b6c783_o.jpg

doesn't look much of a challenge - until you know the exposure required 10 sec at f1.4 iso 160! there was almost no light at all

this is a good lens - but not a great lens (IMO)

I have a good copy and, following fw1.4, it's absolutely stunning AF in my E3 - but it remains under par at F1.4 v HG and SHG glass.

AF is fast and quiet though...

Thanks for the picture & info, its been a great help! ;)