Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
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Decent lens but beware the limited warranty
R. E. York, Amazon
16 January 2012
Summary: I concur with most of the positive reviews regarding the quality for the price. Its a great purchase for the starter enthusiast looking to take quality pictures with just one lens. Yes, its big and a little heavy. If you are going on a long walk with the camera around your neck, you may want to consider a camera bag or just physically holding the lens to alleviate the awkward pressure.
Summary: Picked this lens up as the first one to go with my Canon T2i. I'm no expert by any stretch but so far so good. Pictures come out great, zoom range is good and the stabilization really helps with the tight zoom situations. My only criticism so far is the auto-focus has trouble in low light situations or dark subjects (black dog at dusk, forget about it). Worst case I've had it spend 7 or 8 seconds hunting around for focus.
Summary: Keeping things short and sweet, I purchased this lens because I wanted a lens to cover the two lenses I once owned. The focal length capabilities of this lens is great, really gets the job done. However, using auto-focus is out with this lens while attached to my D5000. It will eventually get there and you can get the shot, but to shorten the wait time, use the manual focus because it will be ever so much faster.
Summary: I took great pics with tis lens with my Nikon D90. However, there is significant issue with accidental handling of zoom ring. There are two rings and it is very easy to turn one over other. Advise to rather go for the 18-250mm sigma lense.
Summary: Not as sharp as my Nikon lenses leaving me sharpening every shot in post production a bit more than usual. OS doesn't work as well as Nikon's VR feature but I didn't really need it for studio fashion and entertainment work. As a student on a tight budget I could only afford one lens. Surprisingly, I was able to shoot my entire college portfolio with this lens which included everything from travel photography to fashion and celebrity portraiture.
Summary: I'm just starting the world of DSLR photography and I wanted to start with this lens. I'm starting to get really good pictures from it. I can't really post a review that shows the pros & cons cuz I'm not really not that good to do this, but I can tell that this lens is pretty good one.
Summary: The zoom range for this lens makes it a great all purpose "non-pro" lens. Perfect for travel as it goes from nominal wide-angle to telephoto. That's the good news. The bad news is after two years of not-too-frequent use, I turned the zoom ring and something snapped inside. The lens is toast -- I can physically move the lens barrel in and out for zoom, but the focus doesn't seem to work -- auto or manual. It's headed back to Sigma for repair.
Summary: i have been using this lens for a little while and its mix reaction let me make clear i am not a pro or advance photographer but average Joe i am speaking in plain language it takes a beautiful pictures and not so beautiful pictures i am taking about sharpness some pictures are very sharp and great looking and some feel like they are out focus or fuzzy just a little bit i was planing to use this lens at wedding of my cousin thats why i bought this lens but i think i am...