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.
Summary: For your information, it will NOT be (fully) compatible with the Nikon D5300, due to glitch in the lens firmware. If you want to use it, you will have to ship it to Sigma USA to have updated. If you use it with a Nikon D5000, 5100, or 5200, no problem
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.
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.
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...
Summary: This lens is very practical given its range. It's a perfect match to the entry level D40/60 with its built in focusing motor. If you are looking to upgrade from your 18-55 kit lens or want to replace your 18-55 and 55-200 with one lens then this is a great option.
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.
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..
Ok for the price, but not for professional printing
Ophelia "PR", Amazon
30 October 2008
Summary: I purchased the Sigma 18-200 for use with a Canon Xt because I needed a wide zoom range and was on a tight budget. For the price this lens is OK. The auto-focus is slower than I anticipated, despite the reviews that say so.