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: 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: 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
Summary: If you have a 350D do not buy this lens, because you will have focussing problems. It seems to work fine with subsequent models, according to the other reviews. The Optical Stabiliser wouldn't function properly on the first lens that I bought.