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7.7 out of 10

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
8.5
Picture quality 7
7.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
29 May 2008
  • Conclusion: The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is on the face of it an ideal 'do-it-all' travel lens; the 11x zoom range, image stabilization and useful close focus distance combine to give great operational flexibility. But of course this versatility comes at a cost, as optical compromises must necessarily be made to provide such a long range in a single lens.
  • Pros: Huge 11x focal length range, ideal general purpose and travel lens, Relatively low chromatic aberration, Low distortion (for a superzoom), Reasonably effective optical stabilization system, 2.5 - 3 stops benefit
  • Cons: Very inconsistent sharpness through the zoom range - extremely soft at 80mm, Soft corners at all focal lengths, Occasionally indecisive autofocus, Slightly less resistant to flare than its more recent competitors
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

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

What Digital Camera
12 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Features a pair of sensors that compensate for camera shake and automatic detection of camera movement when panning...
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Overall 8
7.8

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC lens review

Camera Labs
1 July 2006
  • Summary: Unsurprisingly a lens with this kind of focal range is rarely going to perform as well as one with a shorter range, but we were impressed overall by the results possible. Certainly unless you're into extreme wide or telephoto work, or demand the ultimate quality, you could really be very happy with one of these lenses.
  • Pros: Highly versatile 11.1x zoom range, Great value, Relatively small and light - great travel lens, Polariser-friendly internal focusing
  • Cons: Tamron version very similar, Pricier Nikkor version has anti-shake, Pricier Nikkor version is optically faster, Pricier Nikkor version has better build quality
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18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS

LensTip.com
8 January 2010
  • Conclusion: After the announcement of the Sigma’s 18-200 mm OS suggested price my first impressions were rather negative – I didn’t think it could sell itself well. It turned out the Sigma company knew what they were doing – they simply appreciate the products they consider good. In this case they are perfectly right because the Sigma 18-200 mm ranks among very well-made optical constructions.
  • Cons: weak image quality at the frame edge for the range of 100-200 mm and near the maximum relative aperture,, distinct distortion level at 18 mm,, high vignetting for both extremes of the focal range,, high astigmatism for the range of 100-200 mm,, not very efficient image stabilization.
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0
Build quality 5
5.0

Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
18 May 2006
  • Conclusion: There's no such thing as a free lunch in lens land and the Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC is no exception here. The resolution figures are generally quite decent and regarding the extreme zoom range you may accept the very pronounced distortions present throughout the zoom range as well as a few other shortcomings. Unfortunately the AF accuracy leaves something to be desired with this lens especially towards the long end of the zoom range.
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Overall 5
5.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Overall quality 3
3.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS (Canon) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
9 April 2006
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS is an extremely versatile lens but performance-wise it is a bit of a mixed bag. The resolution characteristic varies significantly throughout its immense zoom range. Interestingly the extreme ends are actually the sweet spots of the lens whereas the 35mm setting is downright miserable at large apertures. The quality recovers at 50mm before dropping somewhat at 100mm again.
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Overall 10
9.5

Expert Review

prisguide
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Genial LÃ¥nte denne linsen med meg pÃ¥ tur til Paris. Kommer til Ã¥ kjøpe meg en ASAP! Bilde stabilisatoren funker gull, og bilder som tidligere hadde vert nær umulig Ã¥ fÃ¥ bra, blir skarpe og fine :) Litt tung, men det vitner vel bare om den høye byggekvaliteten. Overraskende bra Dette objektivet sammen med Canon 10-22 kommer nok til Ã¥ være min faste følgesvenn pÃ¥ reiser der ikke hele fotosekken kan være med.
  • Pros: Perfekt brennvidde., Nydelig for reiser der du ikke kan drasse med hele fotosekken., Optisk stabilisator som virker veldig godt., God og skarp opptil 135mm, noe soft pÃ¥ 200mm., Helt OK pÃ¥ 200mm dersom du kan bruke f/8, Virker solid bygget., Vis alle, For alle de som har kjøpt sitt første speilreflekskamera er dette det eneste objektivet man trenger. Det har en fantastisk 11 ganger zoom, noe som er veldig nyttig for en som bare vil ta bilder. Kvaliteten pÃ¥ bilden...
  • Cons: Noe mørk søker pÃ¥ Canon., Mangler Sigmas HSM motor pÃ¥ Canon. Mulig dette kommer? Derav noe treg AF., Noe soft pÃ¥ 200mm og største blender (f/6.3)., Synd det ikke er f/5.6 pÃ¥ 200mm, Kanskje litt tung (dersom du gÃ¥r fra Canon 18-55 obj), For en som skal kjøpe sitt første objektiv sÃ¥ er det INGEN ulemper, tro meg., En seriøs fotograf vil mene at lysstyrken er for dÃ¥rlig, og at det er for mye forvrengning pÃ¥ vidvinkel, men skal man ha tilsvarende objektiv(er...
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