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Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC

Designed for Canon digital SLR's, the high ratio zoom means that Read more

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Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: There's nothing special about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC lens that would make you love or hate it. It's just an average lens, with an appeal to mainstream consumers looking for a 'walkaround' lens with an extreme focal length coverage. As such it does not really excel in anything, but that might be OK too, especially once we consider its competitive price.
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Lens Test: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS AF

Pop Photo
29 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Sigma's long-awaited, second Optical Stabilizer (OS) lens ($549, street) is an 11.1X digital-only superzoom with one SLD and three aspheric elements. A 29-320mm equivalent, it follows Sigma's first OS lens, an 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ($999, street), by more than four years, and outdoes its predecessor with a sophisticated new autopanning sensor that detects extended lateral movement, then engages only the vertical stabilizer to allow blur where you want it.
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REVIEW: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC

photodo
25 October 2008
  • Conclusion: This lens once again proves that it is extremely difficult to produce the ideal all-in-one lens. Whilst this one is very good at the wide end, it does start to show the limitations of the design type at the long end. But if you consider the advantages of just having the one lens and the reduction in lens changes that could let in dust, there are some saving graces. All in all it is a nice lens if you can put up with the long end fall off.
  • Pros: Performance at wide end, Focal Range, Size and weight, Easy Manual Focus
  • Cons: Optical quality falls off towards telephoto end, Autofocus a little noisy and slow.
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REVIEW: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS

photodo
25 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at Sigma's optically stabilised 18-200mm lens. Sigma's 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS costs around £290 and sports an 11.1x zoom ratio and optical stabilisation. Sigma also make an 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 lens, which costs around £400 and adds 50mm to the telephoto reach, making it a better specified, yet more expensive alternative.
  • Pros: High zoom range, Decent sharpness at shorter focal lengths, Highly effective optical stabiliser, Price
  • Cons: Falloff in sharpness at 200mm, CA towards edges can be noticeable along high contrast edges, Slow AF at telephoto end.
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REVIEW: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS

photodo
25 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The Superzoom category of interchangeable lenses is becoming one of the most hotly contested areas of technology in the digital age and virtually everyone is trying to get in on the act. The Sigma 18-200mm is the latest to reach the dealers' showcases.
  • Pros: Good stabilisation system, Good build quality, Decent optical performance for type, Reasonably price
  • Cons: The negative points are:, Heavier than some, Some CA around the edges at wider apertures, Barrel distortion at the wide end.
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Overall 8
8.3
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC

What Digital Camera
16 September 2008
  • Excerpt: This is one of the cheapest lens in this category and is available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony mounts...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS review

ePHOTOzine
12 November 2010
  • Summary: I have to admit, I'm not normally a fan of high zoom ratio lenses due to the compromises involved. Saying that, this lens is a decent performer for this kind of lens and should please many users looking for convenience for travel or casual photography.
  • Pros: High zoom range, Decent sharpness at shorter focal lengths, Highly effective optical stabiliser, Price
  • Cons: Falloff in sharpness at 200mm, CA towards edges can be noticeable along high contrast edges, Slow AF at telephoto end.
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Overall 9
8.8
Audio & image quality 8
7.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS

PhotoReview
1 September 2007
  • Summary: An affordably-priced long-zoom lens that will suit photographers who want a single 'go-anywhere' lens for their DSLR cameras.Sigma's versatile 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 DC OS lens has been designed as an all-purpose lens for digital SLR cameras with 'APS-C size' image sensors. Offering an 11x zoom ratio and a minimum focusing distance of 45cm at all focal lengths, this lens will appeal to photographers who want a single, long-range zoom lens to fit on their camera body.
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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS

ePHOTOzine
2 August 2007
  • Excerpt: The Superzoom category of interchangeable lenses is becoming one of the most hotly contested areas of technology in the digital age and virtually everyone is trying to get in on the act. The Sigma 18-200mm is the latest to reach the dealers' showcases.
  • Pros: Good stabilisation system, Good build quality, Decent optical performance for type, Reasonably price
  • Cons: The negative points are:, Heavier than some, Some CA around the edges at wider apertures, Barrel distortion at the wide end.
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Overall 9
8.8

Expert Review

prisguide
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: God all rounder Et objektiv med sÃ¥ stor zoom er alltid et kompromiss. Men jeg synes Sigma har gjort velloverveide kompromisser. man fÃ¥r et objektiv som passer til nesten alle typer fotografering, man mister litt skarphet og litt lys, men det er prisen man mÃ¥ betale om man liker Ã¥ reise lett. Skal... Les hele erfaringen... God all rounder Et objektiv med sÃ¥ stor zoom er alltid et kompromiss. Men jeg synes Sigma har gjort velloverveide kompromisser.
  • Pros: Lang zoom og lav vekt er de Ã¥penbare fordelene. Jeg vil ogsÃ¥ notere som en fordel at den egentlig ikke har noe klart omrÃ¥de den virkelig taper pÃ¥., Kompakt, Enormt zoom-omrÃ¥de:, Helt fra middels god vidvinkel til lang tele, God byggekvalitet, Solblender følger med, Ytre linseelement roterer ikke (bra for diverse filtre og solblender), Meget skarpt ved bruk av riktig blenderÃ¥pning (F/8), Mye for pengene, Vis alle, Dekker vidt omrÃ¥de., Slipper unna med bare ett ...
  • Cons: F6.3 er, til tross for at det er en blender man fint kan bruke uten at blidene blir svært dÃ¥rlige, en lav lysfølsomhet. Jeg bruker ofte ISO 800 og noen ganger 1600 (EOS 20D) og da klarer det seg. For kameraer som tar direkte dÃ¥rlige bilder pÃ¥ ISO 800 ser jeg for meg at man er avhengig av blitz/godt lys for Ã¥ fÃ¥ til dette. Objektivet kunne gjerne ogsÃ¥ hatt en mekanisk treghet. NÃ¥r man ikke har pÃ¥ lÃ¥sen og skal ta bilder ovenfra og ned faller objektivet ut og...
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