Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
I'd say it's a giant. If it were a beast, what would a 600mm f/4 be? Or the 200-500mm f/2.8 by Sigma? Those are the real beasts. There's submarines as well, the Zeiss 1700mm f/4, custom build and weighs more than 250kg. It actually looks like a submarine.
i call them MoaL=Mother of all lenses or Big mama's
there's indeed a sense of dignity when your carrying such lenses however it does mean that you will be tired easily.
At this point should I admit to thinking about the 18-250 too? I just got back from my 3rd shooting trip in 3 days :p The dragonfly thread might be a bit fatter once I download and sort them all... but, I did find it annoying to keep switching between the 16-80 (too short for wildlife) and 28-300 (not wide enough for landscapes) and missed some opportunistic shots due to that.
the 18-250mm could come in handy as a walkabout lens....although in terms of image quality you won't be getting excellent results(soft wide open and little distortion at wide end) and also it is slow in focusing
positively it's has better iQ than most kit lenses
..damn i have a kit lens
all in all the 18-250mm is much of a lens which can cover from wide angle to the telephoto.