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10-23-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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Sigma 70-300 APO vs Sigma 18-250 HSM (Non-Macro)

Hi All,

I've been quite happy with the standard 18-55mm kit lens and Sigma 70-300mm APO lens on my K-r. What is a major pain is swtiching the lenses and I've been looking at picking up a secondhand Sigma 18-250mm lens as an all-in one. It would need to be the older (non-macro) one though and I was wondering if anyone had views on the general IQ of this lens vs the Sigma 70-300mm APO? I don't want to go backwards in quality for the sake of convenience.

Any thoughts appreciated.



10-23-2012, 04:30 AM   #2
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There's a DA 18-250 for sale in the marketplace, which is regarded as much sharper than the sigma variant. What you do lose is HSM to screw drive, but unless you plan on insect macro or do indoor weddings with this lens(unlikely), this shouldn't be a problem.
10-23-2012, 05:19 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, I'm in the Scotland but thanks for the steer on the Pentax 18-250.

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