From: Rich on
Forget Dpreview's recommended B.S. It's just them selling glass for a
manufacturer. Even ones that don't advertise on the site now are fetted
because of the potential for advertising down the road.

These test figures are horrible, absolutely horrible. They are so bad at
250mm that you could literally shoot with a good 135mm prime lens and get
as much detail as the longer f.l.!!!

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_18-250_3p5-6p3_os_c16/page3.asp
From: Ray Fischer on
Rich <none(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
>Forget Dpreview's recommended B.S. It's just them selling glass for a
>manufacturer. Even ones that don't advertise on the site now are fetted

Rich hates everything.

--
Ray Fischer
rfischer(a)sonic.net

From: Bruce on
On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:43:16 -0600, Rich <none(a)nowhere.com> wrote:

>Forget Dpreview's recommended B.S. It's just them selling glass for a
>manufacturer. Even ones that don't advertise on the site now are fetted
>because of the potential for advertising down the road.
>
>These test figures are horrible, absolutely horrible. They are so bad at
>250mm that you could literally shoot with a good 135mm prime lens and get
>as much detail as the longer f.l.!!!
>
>http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_18-250_3p5-6p3_os_c16/page3.asp


No, no Rich, you have it all wrong. Stigma lenses are just the same
as the big-name camera brand lenses, only cheaper. They are made in
the same factory to the same high standards.

That's why so many professional photographers use Stigma lenses!

This 18-250mm lens is actually better than its 18-200mm predecessor
and it beats all the camera brand lenses because it now goes to 250mm!
Another optical achievement for Stigma!

;-)

From: Scott W on
On Feb 2, 6:24 am, Bruce <docnews2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> >http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_18-250_3p5-6p3_os_c16/page3...
>
> No, no Rich, you have it all wrong.  Stigma lenses are just the same
> as the big-name camera brand lenses, only cheaper.  They are made in
> the same factory to the same high standards.  
>
> That's why so many professional photographers use Stigma lenses!
>
> This 18-250mm lens is actually better than its 18-200mm predecessor
> and it beats all the camera brand lenses because it now goes to 250mm!
> Another optical achievement for Stigma!
>
> ;-)

I used to have an amplifier where the volume went to 11, wow was that
great, it beat all the amplifiers that only went to 10.

Scott
From: Bruce on
On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:43:16 -0600, Rich <none(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>Forget Dpreview's recommended B.S. It's just them selling glass for a
>manufacturer. Even ones that don't advertise on the site now are fetted
>because of the potential for advertising down the road.


Almost every item tested by DPReview is also offered by Amazon.

Amazon owns DPReview.

So even if a particular manufacturer doesn't advertise on the DPReview
site, there is a very powerful incentive for DPReview to avoid being
too critical in order not to hurt Amazon's sales figures.

It is also worth pointing out that the profit margin on Stigma lenses
is much higher than the margin on camera brand glass. Often, the
result a higher net profit for the photo store when selling a Stigma
lens, even though the final selling price is lower.

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