travel zoom lens for canon slr?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by peter, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    I'm looking for a zoom lens to use with canon slr during travel. I want wide
    end to be equivalent to 28mm (or wider), the tele end to be around 150mm.
    With the 1.6x factor divided, this means 17.5mm to 93mm. The closest match I
    found is this sigma 18-125mm f3.8-5.6:
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3342&navigator=6

    But I can't find any store selling it, nor can I find any reviews. Is this
    too new, too old, or vaporware?

    I see a few 18-200mm lenses, but I'm not as interested in them because I
    probably won't use the 200mm end, but I will suffer the compromises (the
    higher the zoom ratio, the more compromises there are).

    Are there other choices? If not, I might have to go for the 17-70mm lens.
     
    peter, Mar 4, 2008
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  2. peter

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    here's a review:

    <http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/Canon EOS Lens Tests/45-canon-eos-
    aps-c/319-sigma-af-18-125mm-f35-56-dc-test-report--review>
    i would suggest the canon 17-85mm stabilized lens.
     
    Guest, Mar 4, 2008
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  3. Sigma is going to release an optically stabilized version of the 18-125
    lens, perhaps you might want to consider that. Their latest OS lens, the
    18-200mm DC OS is not simply the older lens with OS added, it has newer
    optics and more lens elements. There's a good chance that the same will
    hold true for the 18-125mm lens.
     
    Pete Stavrakoglou, Mar 4, 2008
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