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Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC /HSM

Sigma 55 - 200MM Lens for Nikon SLR Camera 684-306 - This compac Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 55-200mm DC Lens

ny1jet, Ebay
19 January 2010
  • Summary: This is a really well built lens. I found it took great, clear pictures outside. On the down side, it is not for indoor use. To slow, but with this Ap most would be. Again, a great lens for a great price, your next step above this would be to get a IS / OS model with image stabilization, if you can afford it, I would do that
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma Zoom

and315, Ebay
14 January 2010
  • Summary: I needed a replacement lens for my 28 - 70mm Sigma Even though this lens only offered f4.0 its still a very nice lens. my other lens was too soft and the pictures were blurry unless i used f8 and above. I am glad i got this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Franglais, Photography Review
4 June 2009
  • Summary: This is a review of the 2009 version of this lens in Nikon mount version with the HSM auto-focusing. This means it’s compatible with low-end Nikons like the D40/D40x/D60/D5000 I bought the 55-200 to stand in temporarily when my Nikon 18-200 VR developed a fault while on holiday. I’m rather impressed with it and I’ve decided to keep on using it.
  • Pros: - Cost, - Size and weight, - Image quality, - Speed (and silence) of autofocus, - Maximum aperture, - Efficient lens hood
  • Cons: Difficult to attach and detach the lens hood without turning the focus barrel which makes a grating sound, The zoom barrel is at the back of the lens instead of being at the front as on the Nikon lenses. It takes a little while to get used to it, No possibility of retouching the focus manually as you can on the (much more expensive) Nikon lenses
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Overall 8
8.0

Good bang for the buck!

ocsurfer, Ebay
29 March 2009
  • Summary: The lens works excellent on the Sigma SD14. Produces very sharp, contrasty images with good color reproduction. This lens is a sleeper lens for any camera! The build quality is obviously consumer grade, but not a toy either. But the IQ(image quality) is where it really shines! It is quite sharp throughout the zoom even wide open. Color reproduction and contrast is darn good as well. Focusing is quick and pretty darn quiet too!
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Overall 8
8.0

nice lens

Decco, B&H Photo
16 August 2008
  • Summary: Good quality shots, nice for portraits. Also it is not physically too long.[...
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value

Slojohn, B&H Photo
16 June 2008
  • Summary: This lens is a great value in a compact package. The optics are good and clear. There is good smooth movement when in manual mode. I highly recommend this lens for every day utility.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for a zoom and the price

Irak P., B&H Photo
19 March 2008
  • Summary: Fast AF performance, robust construction and really fine optics. Excelent for the range and price.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Photography Review
25 June 2006
  • Summary: I bought this lens for my Nikon D70. In the past I would only consider Nikkor lenses but did not believe the equivalent Nikon offering would be any better given a similar cheap contruction at double the price. From the reports I have read so far, the Nikon 55-200mm is unimpressive. I like this Sigma and recommend it as excellent value.
  • Pros: Sharp, light, fast focusing, inexpensive. Made in Japan.
  • Cons: Lens hood is a little fiddly. Rear lens cap does not seem to fit Nikon brand lenses.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

michaeljfox, Photography Review
10 November 2005
  • Summary: For such an inexpensive lens, it gives wonderful images. Not overly impressive build quality (what can you expect for under $200!), mine even rattles.
  • Pros: Sharp, good color and fairly contrasty images.
  • Cons: Not a high end build.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

TomP, Photography Review
18 September 2005
  • Summary: I got one of the first 55-200's before it was even mentioned in the press. Checking it against a friend's Canon 75-300, it was significantly poorer, so I contacted Sigma UK who gave me a new lens 8 months after purchase ! This second lens was hugely better and matches my good copy of the 18-55 kit lens (which is better than my 50/1.8 prime) in quality.
  • Pros: Price, weight, sharp, comes with a lens hood, focusses in poor light even with a 1.4x converter
  • Cons: None at the price
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