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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2012
Having needed a lens with wide to narrow settings to save lens changes while on the move I decided after an article in photo plus magazine that this sigma lens was the way to go with limited cash to spend.I expected with the 18-200 there would be compromises but overall it was not nearly as good as expected.
The image stabilising is to say the least useless and the only way to get a sharp picture is to set everything up manualy,It seems to be of a high build quality but thats as far as it goes,perhaps I just got a friday afternoon one but it has put me more in the Tamron lens camp than ever and off sigma for good.
Perhaps I am expecting to much for so little money but I would at least expect it to function correctly.
If perhaps you think I am a little harsh on this review and do not understand lenses and their functions I have been an amature photographer for nearly 60years now so have amassed some knowledge along the way.
I would therefore seriously recommend that you try before you buy.