Reviews and Problems with Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC /HSM
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What I received wasn't what I ordered.
James Lanphear, Amazon
22 July 2010
Summary: The listing indicates that this is an auto-focus (AF) lens. The box and the documentation that came all indicated that it was an AF lens. The actual lens itself was not an AF lens. I don't know if this was just a mistake on someones part (accidentally put the wrong lens in the box) or what. I was very disappointed.
Summary: Despite what some reviewers have stated, I found the IQ produced by this lens to be unacceptable. The lens is cheap compared to the Zuiko 50-200mm or even the Zuiko kit 40-150mm and it gives a nice focal range but that's about it. Images are soft (unless the lens is stepped down to f8.0, which becomes a problem in moderate to low light conditions) and it produces a yellow cast, visible in most shots.
Summary: This was part of the two lens kit that Sigma offered that combined the 18-50mm 3.5-5.6DC and 55-200mm 4-5.6DC lenses. Perhaps expectations were unrealistic with this lens, after using the companion from the kit, the 18-50mm. The lens feels cheap, is not smooth and in fact, it binds at places in the zoom. This might be a convenient length, for the cost if nothing more, but recent experience with wide to telephoto zoom combos leave this lens as an odd man out.
Pros: Good color rendition except as noted., Metal mount.
Cons: Chromatic aberration! (purple/colored fringing)., Zoom binds., Plastic lens hood and awkward in design., Corner Falloff that is erratic in intensity across the zoom range.
Summary: Habe für meine Nikon D40 ein Zoomobjektiv mit diesem Brennweitenbereich gesucht und das Objektiv aufgrund der guten Rezesionen gekauft. Bei einem Preis von 120.- € schien es geradezu ein fantastisches Schnäppchen zu sein. Leider kann ich mich den positiven Bewertungen nur sehr bedingt anschließen. Positiv zu erwähnen ist sicherlich der passgenaue Bajonettverschluß und die griffige Oberfläche der Einstellringe.