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Sigma 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 DC OS / HSM

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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by mannypr

mannypr, slrgear.com
6 November 2010
  • Summary: This is a nice lens . It's very sharp from 18mm-75mm with very low distortion. From 75 it is a bit soft at the corners but still sharp in center . at about 100mm it's soft again getting sharp by 135mm and at 200mm it's quite good for an inexpensive lens. It's built is remarkable for a lens at this price. OS system is very effective giving me about 2 or 3 stops .Colors are a bit warmish but that is very subjective in nature.
  • Pros: Built , overall good sharpness , effective OS
  • Cons: Inconsistence in sharpness , prone to veiling flare , heavy
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by koolou

koolou, slrgear.com
6 May 2010
  • Summary: I have never had a Sigma lens before for any of my previous DSLR's but decided to purchase this Sigma 18-200 for it's large zoom (11.1X) and also its large filter size(72mm) Having optical stabilization was another factor in my buying this lens. I have been very satisfied in the pictures I took with this lens which have been mostly landscape that have shown very sharp detail.
  • Pros: Very reasonable cost
  • Cons: None
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by steve_h

steve_h, slrgear.com
27 May 2008
  • Summary: I had a non OS Sigma 18-200 and it was a nice little walk around lens. Took very nice shots with my Canon XTi. I upgraded to the OS version to get the OS function. It seems to work well – probably provides me with 2-3 stops performance and saves a lot of shots for me in less than bright light. Focus is fast / accurate and the operation is quiet.
  • Pros: OS, wide range zoom, low cost, small size, good build
  • Cons: Corner softness
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by spuelijah

spuelijah, slrgear.com
7 May 2008
  • Summary: This is my fourth Sigma lens. I also own a 30mm f/1.4 and the 10-20mm, but I sold a 150mm f/2.8 macro. I've had three Nikons as well, but they've all been sold. Although this one is not an EX lens like the others, the quality is nearly as good. Some people don't like the matte, speckle finish of Sigma lenses, but I prefer it. For the price this lens is hard to be beat.
  • Pros: nice finish & build, 72mm thread
  • Cons: auto-focus hunts in low light & makes a buzz sound, f/6.3
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by trentdp

trentdp, slrgear.com
12 January 2008
  • Summary: I use this lens on my Canon 40D in the same way I use the Nikon 18-200VR on my Nikon D200. It is a great all in one lens when you only want to have one lens on your camera for your outing. It is suggested that any interested potential purchaser of this lens navigate to the following link for a very good and accurate assessment of this lens. I based my purchase on this assessment and do not regret my decision at all.
  • Pros: Excellent vacation lens
  • Cons: None I can personally attest to
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by orion

orion, slrgear.com
22 December 2007
  • Summary: I originally had the non-OS version and did not intend to buy the OS version assuming that the overall quality would be about the same except for the OS, which I thought I could live without. However, when I saw the first samples posted by a user, I was near convinced and after I bought the lens and tried it out for a couple of days, I knew I had not made a mistake.
  • Pros: Great OS, pretty fast auto-focus, 98% accurate, good sharpness overall.
  • Cons: Softness near edges at wide apertures.
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by zoomfreak

zoomfreak, slrgear.com
8 December 2007
  • Summary: bought this to try to replace my travel lens the EF-S17-85IS , but this is a horrible lens. I kept my Canon Ef-S17-85IS as my travel and day light lens. I have EF-S17-55f2.8IS for my work and serious shooting so this lens has no place in my kit.
  • Pros: build quality (that is good)
  • Cons: horrible color , horribe resolution , pronounced CA, pronounced distortion
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by touristguy87

touristguy87, slrgear.com
22 August 2007
  • Summary: Ok this is attempt #6 to write a review of this lens. Maybe shorter=better. First, I have to say that I have gotten a lot of good shots from this lens on a 400d and a 30d, at F8, using DxO. Even at F6.3 shooting 200mm handheld at night, it has surprised me. Second, I have to say that it has blown what *would* have been a lot of good shots for me, due to bad focus. It is decent in bright daylight, or at night when there are plenty of lights for it to focus on.
  • Pros: zoom range, price, weight, size all good
  • Cons: not an "L" lens :) I'd recommend this lens MAYBE depending on what you want it for
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by EF-S10-22

EF-S10-22, slrgear.com
31 July 2007
  • Summary: I sold it , it is slow(AF speed) and heavy . I think I was one of these first people to order this and have had it lonest since I was in OSaka when I bought it . I got it on June 1. Initially linked it , excited about it like the previous guy. But as I heard so many AF issues and saw people returning it to Siagm in Japan , I realized that there would be something serious there.
  • Pros: range, OS.
  • Cons: Horrible color rendition, soft coner throughout the range, AF problems
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM review by katzer

katzer, slrgear.com
30 July 2007
  • Summary: There are macro lenses for macro photography There are ultra wide lenses for landscape photography. There a portrait lenses. There are fisheye lenses. Each lens has a specific usage. This lens is intended for times when you can take only one lens. If you can take 2 lenses and don't mind the weight/switching lenses - go for it. Most of the times when I am out on a taking pictures trip, I take a bag full of lenses. I can't do it always.
  • Pros: Range, Superb OS, Sharp stopped down, Contrast & Color, Canon mount
  • Cons: Slow lens, Sharpness wide open could be better
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