Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
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All-In-One Traveler's Lens
Run With Them Or Fear Them, Amazon
11 July 2014
Summary: amazing all in one traveler's lens. I bought this lens to use as a one stop shop for international travel and works perfectly, great value for money. only Cons i have are that it is a bit heavy (but in the realm of SLR lenses can't complain) and that on safari you can't quite get there for the far away shots..
Summary: Purchased used through Amazon. Nice lens, good price used. Built well. Little fuzziness at full zoom, but very sharp in the middle of the zoom range with a small aperture. The autofocus can hunt and is a tad slow, but no worse than the kit lenses that come with the body. Glad I purchased it.
Summary: Actually is not a bad lens for the price. I consider it my all around lens for traveling (one lens vs one wide, one mid and one tele). Excellent performance in the day light but not so good on low light. This lens is little bit slow. I was expecting more out of this lens but overall I consider it a good lens once you learned the lens limitations. Happy photo shooting!
Excerpt: Very practical for travel, children and, in my case (I have two wide angles), using it as telephoto.<br /><br />The lens is very well built, but the focus ring is a little loose. Sharpness is pretty good if you stop down, but wide open could be better.<br /><br />See below two images (@100%): i) center (@200mm) and ii) extreme corner (@200mm).
Pros: Sharp From F8 On, Useful Macro Capability, Useful Range 18-200mm, Well built
Excerpt: I received the newly released "Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM" lens a couple of days ago and my initial tests have been quite impressive! I have only had a chance to do a quick direct comparison of the Sigma 18-200mm lens to the "Canon ef-s 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is ii" lens that came with my Canon SL1 DSLR.<br /><br />So far, the Sigma zoom lens appears to be noticeably sharper than the Canon zoom lens.
Summary: A zoom lens will not give quite the clarity of a prime, fixed focal length lens, but this Sigma — which gives great flexibility of range — is very sharp. It combines the focal lengths of the two main lenses I was using, both Pentax, and that means fewer lens changes. The major benefit of that is less chance of getting the sensor dirty. For most photographic work, this Sigma 18-200mm lens is fantastic.
A handy all round lens for usual domestic photography. Nice quality build
5 August 2013
Summary: A handy all round lens for usual domestic photography. Nice quality build. At long zoom, hood gets in way of buit-in camera flash and focus light. Zoom squeaks a bit too much for video recording. Overall good lens for outdoor stills, portraits and landscapes.
Summary: I bought it in 2nd hand, for my Pentax, so it was cheap, and because Pentax has image stabilizator in the body this lens serves me well. The image quality is very good for this tipe of lens, i also have the Tamron 28-200mm f 3.8-5.6 so i was abble to compare them bouth, and The Sigma is way better than the Tamron model. The cons about this lens is that it is a bit heavy.