Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
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22 April 2014
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!
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: 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: 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...
Summary: I bought this lens as a Christmas gift for my wife to use with her Rebel XTi about 4 months ago. When I got it, I was extremely happy with the quality and build of the lens. It has a nice matte black finish, and feels extremely rugged and sturdy. The OS worked great too, reducing blur in handheld situations up to 3 stops for me, maybe more for someone who can hold steadier than I can.
Summary: I read review after review, did my research and was very excited to receive my Sigma 18-200 in the mail, but was very disappointed in the overall crispness of the images I took with my Canon EOS 40D. The lens feels solid and well made. I love the fact it has OS and a barrel lock. But as a a professional photographer who does a lot of indoor events, this lens did not work for me. This lens is slow.
Summary: Not spectacular for what I expected... Just Ok.... Slower than my stock lens in low light.... The lens really creeps if you hold it vertically and the lock only works when it's fully retracted for transport... The zoom wheel is really stiff and crampy.. Still haven't found a true benefit with OS, but I may not have been in the perfect situation... Makes a little more noise than others.. On the other hand, for what it was made for (walkaround lens).. It does the job.
Upgrade rating to 4.25 (Original review title: 3.5 would be more accurate)
RedMtl "RedMtl", Amazon
1 August 2008
Summary: I have had this lens since 9 July 2008, and used it without incident until 25 July, when the OS failed. Up to that point, I would have given this lens a five-star rating without the slightest hesitation. The distortion control, as well as the sharpness on the first sample were excellent. Furthermore, the focus was accurate to a T in all situations, including very low light.