Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
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Manufacturer description: Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS is an all purpose lens offers convenience and features on all levels. Its versatility allows the photographer to capture wide angle photos such as scenic, landscape or group photography and at the telephoto end is great for sports action. Portraits are also within these lenses capabilities. Compact and lightweight it’s easy to carry and it will always deliver amazing images. Three Aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion, Special Low Dispersion glass provides optimum color correction & sharpness, Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Sigma is proud to have introduced the 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 as one of the first of its kind. Equivalent roughly to a 24 to 300mm lens in the larger format cameras, this lens has an impressive range and can deliver stunning images.
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Focal length||18–200 mm|
|Image stab.||Yes (Auto panning detection)|
|Lens mount||Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Sigma SA Bayonet|
|Max aperture||F3.5 - F6.3|
|Min aperture||F22.0 - F40.0|
|Min focus||0.45 m (17.72″)|
|Weight||600 g (1.32 lb)|
|Length||98 mm (3.86″)|
This isn't a lens for pixel-peepers who above all else demand critical corner-to-corner sharpness in every shot. But for more normal users looking for a versatile, all-in-one travel lens within a budget, and who'd prefer to while away their evenings looking at and sharing their images rather than post-processing them, it fits the bill just fine.
Good for: Travel and everyday use, where versatility of framing and portability are more important than maximum image quality.
Not so good for: More demanding work, where the need for optical quality outweighs more practical concerns.