Summary: This lens has a nice quality feel to it. Real focus ring. Metal mount. Designed and focused for newer digital cameras. I got it for what I consider to be a great price. I have a used 20d and it compliments the camera nicely and takes very good pictures.
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.
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...
Excellent quality, solid lens on a budget, Recommended!
LM Productions Inc. "Elite Photo", Amazon
9 March 2009
Summary: Update: August 20 2009, lens has major problems shooting at 200mm range, very bad blurry images, got to send it back for warranty. I read somewhere the lens is plastic like feel, that is not true. In the contrary, to me the construction and mate finish texture what I liked the most.
excellent quality for the price. if i get 2 years it'll be worth it.
16 January 2009
Summary: i used to shoot in my teens and 20's, avidly in 35mm. did'nt really do any photography seriously for several years then decided to get a digi 5 yrs ago. learned a little about digital processes then 3 years ago got a dslr.
Summary: Given the specs on this lense, you should only expect to be able to use it at the long end of the telephoto range in good light levels. Overall - i've been absolutely satisfied for it, and can't get over the price.
Summary: New to photography, I decided to read a multitude of reviews on the camera itself as well as the kit lens. Like many who read the reviews, I found that near 90% of the reviews were not in the kit len's favor, and thus decided to search for a different lens to go with my canon Xti body.
Summary: This lens picks up where my standard 18-55mm left off. I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT. The motor of the Sigma is kind of raspy, but my ear is also closer to the motor than everybody else's. Another thing - I wish the zoom wasn't so stiff. Other than that, the lens is good value.