Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
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Auto focus not great in lower light
19 November 2012
Summary: I purchased an "As New" offering which may have been part of the problem. This could have been a loser lens in the Sigma lottery that was returned. I will say it arrived meeting the Amazon requirements for As New. In the original packaging with warranty card, and in good physical condition.
Summary: Frankly, my testing methods were rather un-scientific however, I stand by my findings. I don't know if I got a bad instance of this lens or what but the overall image quality, in my opinion, was quite bad. I tested this on two bodies, a D40x and a brand new D5100.
Summary: I've just received my lens and I was a bit dissapointed that it's not a DC II as you could see in the product description. I didn't expect this considering that the product is shipped and sold by Amazon.
Summary: The sigma is a great price but I found it well worth paying extra for the optical stabilization of the Tamron pzd. This sigma is great if you do mostly tripod work but I missed many great photos since they were blurry when hand held especially inside or shutter speed less than 1/60.
Summary: I bought this lens for my Nikon SLR and was very disappointed. The lens did not fit the camera correctly (I would get f-- for the f-stop) so no picture could be taken. I called Sigma and they said the only way to fix it was to ship the lens back to Sigma.
Summary: Ok so I got this lens due to the zoom range. Its a great range to have one lens mounted on your camera the majority of the time. That would be nice if the lens would produce decent sharp pictures. I shoot outdoors all of the time in Phoenix AZ.
Summary: I purchased this lens to attach to a Nikon D-60 SLR camera. It was to be used in my many excursions with a travel/exchange group. This year we went to Turkey. At first I was satisfied with the lens but it commenced to give me camera errors that read sort of," Lens not fully attached to camera".
Summary: in the advertisment it is shown that this lens will work perfectly with all kinds of nikon digital cameras but when i tried it with my d60 camera the auto focus did not work , so i gave it to a friend to sell it for me , after waiting for long time i was dissapointed .
Summary: I bought this lens originally for my Rebel XT to replace the Canon 28-135 IS That I found did not offer enough wide angle with the 1.6 crop. While I was happy to get some wide angles I have grown to dislike this lens.
Pros: Small size - Large Zoom Range, Zoom Lock, Hood included
Cons: Slow noisy AF, Serious vignetting, Only acceptable sharpness, Poor exterior finish