Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8, $750.So, go on, pay for it (but for what???)
The 18-200 and Sigma 50-150 2.8 aren't even on the same planet let alone same league. Especially considering I got my 50-150 through that ebay 30% off "buy it now" deal for about $525.Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8, $750.
Yes, it gives up the 18-50mm end, but at anything much closer than infinity it gives up nothing at the long end to the 18-200mm VR.
Internal focus & internal zoom = no protruding front element or dimensional changes = no creep. Tidy, very good build; Snappy output. Quite nice overall.
ah thank you, i think this really put things into perspective for me.The 18-200VR is my most used lens owing to my style. I do mostly walk-around target of opportunity shooting. With my nature shots I've gotten in four juried shows with images from it. I have a 30x20 print hanging in a gallery right now that is very very detailed. Could they have been sharper, more contrasty, more saturated with "better" glass? I honestly don't know. In all of those I would have been fumbling to change lenses and lost the shot. What I want to do is get the shot when it's there.
Truly, different strokes.....