Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
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Does not fit Samsung DSLR
Jason Gauci, Amazon
4 December 2011
Summary: The product description on this site is a lie. Nothing on the product packaging or manual suggests that it will fit a Samsung Digital SLR camera, and in fact the lens does NOT fit my Samsung NX10 DSLR camera.
Low quality if you are anything more than a hobbyist
Miranda Marrs, Amazon
17 June 2010
Summary: I wanted to like this lens. The quality just wasn't up to par. Actually, it was pretty horrible. I am a professional just starting out, and thought I could cut corners and save a little cash with an off brand lens.
beware the connectivity of Sigma lense and nikon cameras
26 May 2010
Summary: loved it at first but after three months it stopped working with my Nikon. I took it to two photography equipment specialists and they both said it was common with Sigma to stop syncing it's autofocus function and that it was more expensive to repair than it was worth.
Summary: I purchased this lens thinking it was a good value, and I got disappointed when the lens completely failed in the middle of a trip after getting the famous error message. Since I was within the 30 days purchase, I got it replaced by Amazon. The replacement started failing this morning... same error.
Summary: Go for the Nikon, or buy the lens in your local store, so you can return it within the one year warranty. The OS/AF mechanism is defective in 30-40% of the lens (it shows up after 200 shoots). You will not be able to return it to Amazon if it fails beyond the 30 days of purchase...
Summary: With the OS off, got nice sharp, no motion blur shots; with OS on, I got soft focus and always got motion blur. Almost made me think the switch was wired backwards on the copy of the lens I recieved. I returned it to amazon for a refund.
Summary: This is the worst camera lens I've ever had the misfortune to use. I wanted something I could travel with to replace my 18-55mm kit lens (I have a K100D) plus the 50-200mm telephoto zoom. These are great lenses but I was trying to hold down the bulk and weight, so I gave Sigma a try. Big mistake.
Summary: I sent this lens back as it was always sliding open when the camera hung beside me, lens creep was an issue and the focus was bad in that it was very soft and the fringing was a nightmare. I may have had a bad one but I wouldn't buy again.
Summary: Nach ca. 7 Tagen regelmässigem Gebrauch im Urlaub gab das Objektiv seinen Geist auf. Das spricht nicht für eine gute Qualität. Ich werde in Zukunft keine Objektive mehr von Sigma kaufen oder empfehlen. Mal sehen, wie lange das Austauschobjektiv durchhält ...
Summary: So, ich habe das Teil jetzt ausgiebig getestet. Meine Camera Canon EOS 500D Mein Fazit: Für Standbilder, also Objekte die sich nicht bewegen ist das Objektiv in Ordnung. Alles was sich bewegt ist Glücksache ein scharfes Bild zu bekommen. Der Autofokus ist zu langsam.