Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX DC Macro Lens - Nikon for £149 + £10 p&p @ Dale Photographic Ltd, - HotUKDeals
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I found this cracking deal while looking for this lens. Unfortunately its for a Nikon fit and im after a canon fit but thought it was too good a deal not to post. It comes with a 3 year guarantee as well! RRP is £408.69 and next lowest is £293.99.

Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX DC Macro Lens

Large f/2.8 aperture standard zoom lens designed specially for use with digital SLR cameras

The characteristics of digital SLR cameras were taken into consideration when designing the lens power layout. The new advanced lens design corrects various aberrations. This lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

SML Coating
This lens includes a Super Multi Layer coating, getting the best colour balance whilst cutting down flare and ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor and lens. It has excellent correction for vignetting and superior peripheral brightness is ensured.

Special Low Dispersion and Aspherical lenses
A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations.

Compact and Lightweight
The design produces a compact and lightweight, yet robust, construction with an overall length of 84.1mm (3.3in.) and maximum diameter of 74.1mm (2.9in.) and weight of 445g (15.7oz).

Focusing Design
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm (11in.). It is equipped with inner focusing system. The non-rotating front lens element makes the lens suitable for using its petal-type lens hood and circular polarizing filters.

The DC Range
Being part of the DC range, this lens is designed only for use with digital SLR cameras, featuring an APS-C size image sensor or smaller.
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#1
Forget to mention its £10 delivery. Still a great deal for £159 delivered.
#2
Good price, just ordered one

Thanks
1 Like #3
Good price, just ordered one

Thanks

You're welcome.
#4
Fantastic deal, shame it's DX only, but if you've got a crop camera its perfect
#5
Just Ordered one for mine. - Thanks.
#6
Craig,
Thanks very much, looking for a wide lens for my D300, this is an excellent price for a lens with very good reviews
#7
This seems to be quite a bit dip in price but have ordered one anyway. Fingers crossed but I'm not holding my breath for it arriving :thumbsup:
#8
Has this got image stabilisation (HSM), the Sigma equivalent of VR?

Will it autofocus on D40/D40X/D60?
#9
WalterSmith;7698483
Has this got image stabilisation (HSM), the Sigma equivalent of VR?

Will it autofocus on D40/D40X/D60?


OS is Sigma's designation for IS. HSM is the inbuilt motor drive for Nikon.
#10
sburley
OS is Sigma's designation for IS. HSM is the inbuilt motor drive for Nikon.


OK cheers.

Take it it has neither then?
#11
Os is the optical Stabilisation- (VR) Nikon~

HSM means it will Auto Focus on d40/40x/d60
#12
WalterSmith;7698828
OK cheers.

Take it it has neither then?


Don't think so, and therefore it will be manual focus on D40 et al only.
#13
would this be suitable for a d80 ? If so, will it need manual operation ?
#14
Fine on a D80- (has motor built in body)
#15
sburley
Don't think so, and therefore it will be manual focus on D40 et al only.


It's only the D40 and D60 that don't have the inbuilt motor.

Anyone know if Nikon are going to continue to sell these second rate cameras without in-built motors? I believe Canon have gone down the same line too.
#16
Fine on the D50, D70, D70S also.... very tempted, £200 cheaper than most places.
#17
Cyrus
would this be suitable for a d80 ? If so, will it need manual operation ?


Would be fine, you have an in-body motor on that camera.

Nice price for the lens, but not one I need.
#18
Is it any good for nikon d3000?
#19
really great price, i would like to have one if i did not buy a Tamron 17-50 VC last month:

:?
#20
Very good price for a good lens... check out the flickr group:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/sigma1850exdcmacro/

Tempted :?... but just figured out how to AF quicker with my Tamron 28-75 f2.8 on my D90 and it's so much better at AF in low light now!... do miss the wide angles but carry my 10-20mm Sigma.
#21
killerDeal;7698989
Is it any good for nikon d3000?


Like the D40/X, D60 - the D3000 does not have a built in AF motor. So this lens won't focus in AF - will be ok in MF. You should look for the HSM version of Sigma lens.
#22
Thanks OP! This is a fantastic deal! Another lens added to the arsenal... another victim of lens lust ;o)

H&R added!!
#23
I had one of these for 18 months on a 400d - very nice lens, well built and flexible low dof
#24
Just to clarify for those that are still not sure, this will only be manual focus on the following models..

D40
D40x
D60
D3000
D5000

All other models that I know of have the inbuilt motor and will autofocus.
#25
sinar
Fantastic deal, shame it's DX only, but if you've got a crop camera its perfect

You mean DC.
#26
This is good if you haven't got a fixed-aperture short zoom. I have a Tamron 17-50 so I won't be getting one. Despite the "macro" badge, it's not a true macro (1:3 rather than 1:1).

Last time I saw it at this price was instore in Jessop. Still a very good price.
#27
mcampster
Just to clarify for those that are still not sure, this will only be manual focus on the following models..

D40
D40x
D60
D3000
D5000

All other models that I know of have the inbuilt motor and will autofocus.


That's not a very good clarification as it is wrong, lol.

When you go to the site and click on "select special option", the option you get is for the Nikon HSM version. HSM means it will AF on all those cameras without built in motor.

This lens doesn't get as good reviews as the Tamron 17-50 2.8 and is known to have front focussing issues but at this price I had to take a punt. :thumbsup: If it front focusses you can send it off to get re-calibrated.
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#28
stonebear
That's not a very good clarification as it is wrong, lol.

When you go to the site and click on "select special option", the option you get is for the Nikon HSM version. HSM means it will AF on all those cameras without built in motor.
.


It says that, but the dimensions and weight of the lens don't match up to the figures on Sigma's website for the HSM version.
#29
That's what I thought. Just to clarify, will this autofocus on a d40, etc? It mentions HSM on the websites as well.
1 Like #30
WARNING!!

I phoned the company. This is the f/2.8-f/4.5 model, not the constant aperture f/2.8


He said others have also phoned about it and the person who deals with the website will not be in until Monday to fix the mistake...
#31
I am expiring this so that people don't make the mistake of buying it. It is NOT THE f/2.8 model.
#32
Liddle ol' me
I am expiring this so that people don't make the mistake of buying it. It is NOT THE f/2.8 model.


but the f/2.8-f/4.5 is not EX so it is not as if they have just forgotten to put the 4.5 in - shouldn't have phoned, we can always send them back if we get the wrong one - they may not have noticed.
#33
weiran
It says that, but the dimensions and weight of the lens don't match up to the figures on Sigma's website for the HSM version.


I assume they used to have more than the Nikon fit available, the Canon fit is not HSM for example. Who knows, but they specifically say HSM so I am prepared to take the chance.
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#34
Liddle ol' me
WARNING!!

I phoned the company. This is the f/2.8-f/4.5 model, not the constant aperture f/2.8


He said others have also phoned about it and the person who deals with the website will not be in until Monday to fix the mistake...




Oh God! Thanks mate.
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#35
THey have taken the page down, well done!
#36
Yeah, thanks for informing them on their mistake

I'm going for it anyhow. I can always send it back.
#37
Liddle ol' me
I am expiring this so that people don't make the mistake of buying it. It is NOT THE f/2.8 model.

Ooops, and now the product has been removed from their site. So something is definitly wrong here.... guess, will have to cancel the order. :-(
#38
I've just called them to check what version it actually is (HSM or not), and was told that this is a misprice and I should call them back on Monday to know the correct price or cancel the order.

=(

[Edit] Oops. It is already removed from the website.
#39
Yea, page is gone, lol.

I have to cancel this and the phone is engaged with you people! :-)

One good thing is they say they don't take payment until they ship the item.
#40
Well done for ringing them.:roll:

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