Reviews and Problems with Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC /HSM
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A very good lens for it price!
2 May 2012
Summary: The flexibility of this lens it´s great. The autofocus it´s a little bit slow, specially if you are taking moving objects, but overall, it´s a great bargain! Pics are not incredible sharp but highly acceptable. In general, Sigma lenses are very good!
Summary: WARNING if you have a low end entry level DSLR then you will probably want to buy this. This camera lens does not have a motor in it and if your camera does not have a motor in it, it will not autofocus. Wish I would have known before my purchase, or I would have saved up for the nikor 55-200mm.
Summary: I bought this to save some money on a zoom lens but found that the sharpness just wasn't there. I did all sorts of test shots using both the AF and the MF but both really didn't wow me. There is also no image stabilization and I had lots of camera movement in my photos. I went with the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras instead and returned this. The Canon lens is worth the extra money because the photos are super sharp.
Summary: The lens is nice and light weight but kind of slow to focus and the focus isn't as sharp as I would've thought. I have trouble with my eyesight so I really rely on on my autofocus. What looks great through the lens doesn't always look so hot in production on my computer. I'm sure there's a bit of a leaning curve and I'll probably get used to it and compensate for it. Can't beat the price.
Summary: i briefly had this lens and though i traded it in, it's actually a pretty good deal for the money. anyone expecting a pro-quality lens or a 2.8 at this price is insane. the first thing you notice is that the build quality is super-plastic-y, even toy-like. that was a turn-off for me, but to get a better-made lens, you'll have to pay hundreds, if not thousands more -- the nikon 55-200 alternatives are also plastic, and sigma doesnt offer a 55-200 in an EX finish.
Summary: Look, this lens will get you into the action (no problem focusing on your little soccer phenom), but at f/4 you have to compromise on either shutter speed or ISO. So you may have to choose between motion blur or noise, neither of which is attractive. Alternatively, you can use Photoshop (or equivalent)to correct these photos (ideally, your action shots should freeze your subject while blurring your background...