Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
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If You Have a Nikon DSLR You Need This Lens!
G. Bocker, Amazon
6 July 2013
Summary: This lens from Sigma is, in my humble opinion, the BEST investment the owner of a Nikon DSLR can make on a limited budget. The auto-focus feature is very fast, accurate, and convenient. The zoom range covers just about all the possible settings and situations an amateur or semi-professional photographer will ever encounter. I had been using a Cosina 70-300mm zoom lens (without auto-focus) and a Tamron 28-80mm (without auto-focus) for several years..
Great all purpose lens- perfect for active family life!
2 January 2013
Summary: Love this lens! Has great range for all subjects. Perfect for kids and all the activities they do. OS helps back you up for those low light situations even though it is quite a bit heavier than the non OS version.
Summary: I have used Sigma lenses for decades. This one covers the range from wide angle to extensive tele with reasonable image quality. Check out some of the photo gear review sites for details. Practically, I see very good resolution throughout the full range. At 18mm the corners exhibit very slight distortion, at 200mm the lens softens the image by a minute amount.
Summary: I bought it used in almost new condition. I needed a go around lens to take with me on a 2 weeks trip to Europe. I shoot with Sigma SD14 DSLR and own 6 different lenses by Sigma to go with it. This one easily replaces 3 of them. So I don't have to carry extra weight. The picture quality I get from it is better than I expected, as a matter of fact on par with my Sigma prime lenses. It has optical stabilisation which is very handy in low light.
My lens arrived this morning and so far I LOVE IT.
5 January 2012
Summary: When my lens arrived, it was packed well. And does exactly what it is suppose to. It is a tad more weighty than I expected it to be. BUT the other reviews did warn of that. So far the few photographs that I have taken with it are great images. For the price this is the walk about lens that you need. Make sure you order a good strap for your camera, just to insure that the strap does not dig in to your neck. Love the versatility.
Summary: This is the perfect lens for me. It has range I desire and has crystal clarity. Not too long ago I wanted to photograph my hummingbirds feeding. I wondered if I would be able to capture their image and maybe even see their wings. The lens was perfect and gave me some great photos. I would recommend to anyone who wants a near perfect product.
Great for not having to switch out lenses all the time!
26 October 2011
Summary: I bought this lens for my new Nikon D7000. I haven't got to use it very much yet but so far I'm very happy with all the photos taken. The lens is very easy to use and isn't to noisy. It is a little on the heavy side, but that does not seem to be a problem or disadvantage so far. All in all I think it's a great lens to have for convenience.
Summary: Great all-purpose lens that keeps you prepared for shotting at a wide range of distances. I am an amature photographer and I have taken this Sigma as my sole lens all over the UK, France and Italy. The locking mechanism for the zoom ring works although it did fail after 2 years of use. even with the auto focus broken, it still worked just fine, however the lens kept extending when faced toward the ground which got annoying when walking around and carrying stuff.