|Brand New Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Lens Mark II for Nikon Camera|
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|Sigma 18-200 mm F/3.5-6.3 AF ASP SLD HSM DC OS Lens For Nikon|
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|The Sigma Motorized HSM DC OS 18-200mm, super zoom lens is capable of clicking wide-angle shots and long telephoto shots. Having an OS system, this Sigma lens features two sensors that stabilize the image, in case the camera shakes. The motorized system of this lens for Nikon facilitates quite operation and speedy auto focus. The Super Multi Layer coating of this Sigma lens decreases ghost and flare, offering a clear and natural picture. With an aperture range of f/3.5 - 6.3, this lens for Nikon provides sharp vibrant color pictures. A maximum reproduction ratio of 1:4.4, the Sigma Motorized HSM DC OS captures life size pictures of small objects.|
|Type||Image Stabilization, Telephoto, Wide Angle|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||18-200 mm|
Average review score based on 17 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I had the Nikon version of this lens...I loved it! It is (was) a bit faster. Unfortunately I came to that point where I really needed some pro quality glass and had to make a hard choice. I had to sell my Nikon 18-200. I put the money to good use, but I sure missed the "all around" qualities of a super zoom. I was surfing ebay one afternoon and came across this lens. The price was perfect. I was skeptical, but the price...well. When it came I was impressed. I feels good in hand...solid. I like the finish. I slapped it it on my D300 and got after it. Since then I have used it as my all around carry lens on my D80 and 300. No, it is not as fast as the Nikon...6.3 to 5.6 is not that much difference, but the difference is there. The image quality is on par with the Nikon...maybe even a bit better. It is a little slower to focus and I do mean a little slower. It is not as slick as big brand, but that doesn't mean that it is clunky. It just feels a little heavier and not as refined, but that also inspires confidence. It seems to lock up tighter to both my cameras. It feels like if you bump it around it can take it...it is funny. I never felt that way about the Nikon. The OS? It is quiet and effective. I can hand hold waaaaaay don there in the "don't do it" range and still get the shot. That's what it is all about...right? Getting the shot. I have to say, if you have the scratch...get the Nikon. At just over half the price, though, the Sigma is no slouch and even has some qualities that make it more than an equal. Take the extra money and get you a good 50mm f1.4 or 1.8.
I bought this lens to replace a Tamron 18-200mm lens. Lenses are similar but this Sigma has the OS (optical stabilization) feature which the Tamron did not. I found this lens to be much sharper than the Tamron. This is a bigger, heavier and more ruggedly constructed lens than the Tamron and takes a 72mm filter where the Tamron was a 62mm filter. Sigma has a more recent model of this taking a 62mm filter. The best advice I could give anyone in buy a telephoto zoom like this is make sure there is some kind of stabilization ie: VC (Tamron), OS (Sigma), or VR (Nikon)...
Sigma makes great lenses and this one is no different. I just used it on its first outing and shot under various conditions - cloudy, incandescent, and mixed lighting,and it did great on all of them.
The OS is fabulous and I was able to get shots inside a museum without a tripod and without having to open it up wide. Fast auto focus too.
As another reviewer noted, it IS a heavy lens and gets heavier as the day goes on, but better that than a cheap piece of junk.
My other Sigma is a 10-20mm and I highly recommend it as well.
The zoom has a wide range and nice features. Not a cheap/clone unit. Focus is fast and feels solid. The open aperture is not the 'fastest' but outside in a reasonably lit room it works well.
I wanted to buy an all purpose lens for my Nikon D200 but didn't want to spend too much money at this time. I would love to have the Nikon 18-200MM VR lens but the price was a bit out of my range. After reading several reviews on this Sigma lens, I went to my local camera shop and played with it for for few mins and decided to buy one here on eBay for a lot less money. I love this lens and it take great pictures. I recommend this lens for anyone looking for a multi purpose lens. Time owned, 3 months.