In our tests, close focusing averaged around 12 inches, and magnification 1:3.1. Quiet in operation, and sharpness was above average on our optical bench.
Standout Spec: Shake control. Our shooters reaped a 2- to 3-stop benefit when handholding.
Lens Test: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC AF
Pentax 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 DA AL II
Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI II LD Macro
Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM
Sigma 18–50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Canon EOS 50D