Reviews and Problems with Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC /HSM
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Sigma 55-200mm DC Lens
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
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.
Summary: I have used this lens in my arsenal for over a year. I have shot thousands of shots with it from fashion to still life to personal landscape details. I love it. I have no complaints or serious critiques. This is a budget lens, but it performs like a pro level if you work within its strengths -- speed, clarity, weight, quiet and the metal mount is an asset. I've shot in multiple conditions from bright sunlight to deeply shadowed interiors.
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. I post process a bit to give them more punch in certain circumstances but all in all a very nice lens that focuses fast enough for most amateurs.
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
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!
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. Have taken it to a few outdoor events and at least people who do not know about lenses ask how much I paid for it and are impressed with the price tag and over-all quality.
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. i shoot with H type small sensor camera, 1.6 ratio, though at some point i will move to a C size camera, maybe canon 50D, but for now i'll keep checking the reviews. digital photography is still relatively new, (10yrs), as compared to film.
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. The only time i found myself wanting for a better lense, was an indoor graduation, low light levels, from very far away. The shots were dark, and when i slowed it down a bit to let in more light, i obviously got blurry pics.