Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
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Buy it if you can. You won't be disappointed.
2 March 2014
Summary: This is a great lens that compliments my 70-200 f2.8. The f 2.8-4 fits almost any situation. Although it is a DX lens, which I use on a D7000, I also routinely use it on my D600 with no vignette seen on the image (to the native eye, not pixel peepers). Do be aware that as soon as you zoom out of 17mm, the 2.8 goes up to 3 and then after about 30mm to 3.2 and then at about 60mm it goes to f4, but, overall, is one stop that important?
Summary: I say WAS because I updated to the latest version (Sigma 17-70 Contemporary) so I could use the new USB dock with and update firmware and fine-tune focus. This lens was on my camera 95% of the time. No need for a 35 or 50mm f1.8. This takes the place of both...and then some. If you can't afford the newer version...buy this. If it broke, I'd buy it again.
Summary: First off I'm going to say WOW! I shoot with a Nikon D5100, and a D3000 as a backup. I bought this lens looking for something to replace my Nikon 18 - 55mm kit lens, turns out it replaced most of the glass I use. I've been on probably 15 - 20 shoots with this lens now and it still has not stopped amazing me. This glass will probably be my everyday use lens for a long time.
Summary: I purchased this lens to do some indoor shots with a mounted speed flash. Focusing is fast and precise. Has a nice bokeh effect at fast apertures, although not as nice as a f1.8 prime lens, but still pretty good. I would buy this lens again!
A very capable all -in-one lens in this price range.
28 March 2013
Summary: I bought this lens to replace a Tamron 18-200mm lens. Lenses are similar but this Sigma has the OS (optical stabilization) feature which the Tamron did not. I found this lens to be much sharper than the Tamron. This is a bigger, heavier and more ruggedly constructed lens than the Tamron and takes a 72mm filter where the Tamron was a 62mm filter. Sigma has a more recent model of this taking a 62mm filter.
Summary: I'm not going to get into details at different focal ranges as other reviews do but in using this lens and looking at the results i see with the naked eye i couldn't be happier. This lens is always on my Nikon D7000. The focal range is perfect, the 2.8-4 is very nice to have and a stop or two better then kit lenses. Pictures are sharp with great color and the focuing is quick and quiet. Pretty impressed with this Sigma lens.