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Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras USA

B&H # SI5020045DOS Mfr # 686205
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Product Highlights
  • For Sony Cameras

The Sigma 50-200mm f/ 4- 5.6 DC HSM is a compact, high-performance telephoto zoom lens. The lens incorporates SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in the front lens groups and is equipped with an inner focusing system to provide high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. The incorporation of HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high-speed auto focus.
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 43.3inches (110cm) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.5. An inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making it suitable for use with circular polarizing filters.

Inner Focusing System
Eliminates Front Lens Rotation; Suitable for Use with Circular Polarizing Filters
Compact Telephoto Zoom Lens
High performance in a small 2.9 x 4.0" package
High Image Quality
SLD Glass Elements with Inner Focusing
High Magnification
1:4.5 Magnification, Exclusively Designed for Digital SLRs
Performance
Focal Length 50 - 200mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 27.9° - 7.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.61' (1.10 m)
Magnification 0.22x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 14/10
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 55 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 4.0" (7.37 x 10.16 cm)
Weight 14.82 oz (420 g)
Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras
  • Bayonet Type Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • 3-Year USA Warranty
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    Sigma50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras
     
    4.4

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
    • Consistent output (8)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (8)
    • Wildlife photos (8)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Weddings (5)
    • Video (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Budget lens on sony nex3&5

    Shoots pretty good video on the sony nex bodies with the sony LA-EA1 lens adapter if you dont mind manual focus. Using the sony adapter the AF works very slow out to about 100mm...Read complete review

    Shoots pretty good video on the sony nex bodies with the sony LA-EA1 lens adapter if you dont mind manual focus. Using the sony adapter the AF works very slow out to about 100mm and only about 50% of the time will the focus be acceptable. AF does not work at all for shooting video. I expected this so it is no big deal for me, and I choose to use MF 100% of the time anyway. The OS allows for okay hand held shots out to 100mm and thats about it, but for video it is good all the way out to 200mm. On a tripod you can get decent results across the whole focal range both video and still shots. I am happy with my purchase since I bought it as a economical way to shoot video with my nex bodies.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Excellent Budget Lens

    Compact, light and reasonably sturdy. Focuses quickly and quietly. Well suited to those like me who go walking and cycling for extended periods and don't want to be burdened by a large, bulky...Read complete review

    Compact, light and reasonably sturdy. Focuses quickly and quietly. Well suited to those like me who go walking and cycling for extended periods and don't want to be burdened by a large, bulky lens. My only criticism is that Sigma has changed the spec as this lens has a plastic lens mount and test reports I had read prior to purchasing this lens stated that it had a metal lens mount. In addition it would have been nice if OS was included in the Sony mount version so that users could choose between the in-camera or lens systems.

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    5.0

    low cost prure quality

    By Wild Bill

    from Hawthorne, NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • No Weak Points

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

    Made in Japan,great unit, work prefectly. Not many low cost mid range lenses available on the market but this is perfect, I have a larger Sigma lens also, quality is excellent, lens is great, fast focus with auto zoom, very powerful. You cannot beat the Price, and quality is superb. Hands down best lens, worth alot more than the suggested price.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect Match

    By Dan

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

        The lens was a perfect match for my Sony A35

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Excellent Budget Lens

        By Hill'n'Dale

        from Victoria, australia

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

          Compact, light and reasonably sturdy. Focuses quickly and quietly. Well suited to those like me who go walking and cycling for extended periods and don't want to be burdened by a large, bulky lens. My only criticism is that Sigma has changed the spec as this lens has a plastic lens mount and test reports I had read prior to purchasing this lens stated that it had a metal lens mount. In addition it would have been nice if OS was included in the Sony mount version so that users could choose between the in-camera or lens systems.

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good product and good weight, I recommen

          By RoyPH

          from CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

            A fast lens that does not disappoint and despite its low price, not that great.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Excellent lens at a great price

            By vi360

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

              Surprisingly sharp and well built for the price.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A great lens for the money

              By X-Man

              from new Jersey

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

                  This lens was purchased for vacation travel. It is a perfect size and with the image stability a tripod was not needed. I was able totaled some great photos on vacation. The Sigma lens is well built and I was able to get some sharp photos with it. What I like most about this lens is it's compact size, it's functional without being overbearing. Another fine product from Sigma without breaking the bank.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Not a bad little lens

                  By matt2106

                  from Sydney, Australia

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Sharp

                  Cons

                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

                  Purchased this lens as more of a rainy day lens as I dont shoot a lot of telephoto. In Australia, the lens still retails for at least AUD400 so it was a bargain and performs well.

                  Lens produces sharp quality images even at the full 200mm and I have used it at 1/650th with no issue. Only negatives I found were the HSM not being overly fast, certainly not as fast as I though it would be, and the OS was causing shake on my body stabilised Sony.

                  All in all a great lens I think with all things considered - price, use, quality etc

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                  4.0

                  Good mid-tele zoom

                  By Davis

                  from Minneapolis

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

                  Recently purchased to go with my Sigma 17-50 EX HSM OS. Build is very good, though handles with much less weight than the EX. Paired with my a580, I'm really pleasantly surprised with performance so far. Focus is quiet and consistently accurate. I use lens OS versus body SSS, preferring the stabilized image in viewfinder. I find it works great.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Lens! Fully compatible w/ SLT a33

                  By TX Newbie

                  from St. Louis, MO

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

                  I'm new to the DSLR scene. I bought this Sigma and the Sony SAL-55200 for comparison. So far I like the Sigma much more. The Sigma is quieter and faster focusing than the Sony and when taking video I use the in lens OS vs. SteadyShot to allow longer video shots before sensor overheats.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  excellent lens

                  By t_suhov

                  from RUSSIA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

                  Great quality, Images crisp, clear, quickly focus, good aperture.
                  Its compact size makes handheld shooting easy at all focal lengths and easy to carry. With a range that is useful for candid portraiture, capturing children playing in the backyard, amateur sports or even wildlife at the zoom it's a great all purpose lens. The OS allows for okay hand held shots.
                  I am happy with my purchase!!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good Budget lens on sony nex3&5

                  By K. Murder

                  from Dallas Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

                        Shoots pretty good video on the sony nex bodies with the sony LA-EA1 lens adapter if you dont mind manual focus. Using the sony adapter the AF works very slow out to about 100mm and only about 50% of the time will the focus be acceptable. AF does not work at all for shooting video. I expected this so it is no big deal for me, and I choose to use MF 100% of the time anyway. The OS allows for okay hand held shots out to 100mm and thats about it, but for video it is good all the way out to 200mm. On a tripod you can get decent results across the whole focal range both video and still shots. I am happy with my purchase since I bought it as a economical way to shoot video with my nex bodies.

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A Must Buy!

                        By Mawetta

                        from New Orleans

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

                          - I bought this for a wedding I have coming up, but when I got the lens I went and tested it out at the park. Captured tons of amazing shots of birds and wildlife. Images crisp, clear; even at 200mm.- Great quality, 3easy to focus, quick focus, good aperture.- No consTo see camera images check out my website', nature portfolio. Dminorartisan[@]

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                          4.0

                          great value

                          By the man

                          from Antigua, Guatemala/New London, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM High Performance Telephoto Zoom For Sony Cameras:

                          This is a great value lens, and in my opinion can't be beat for the price. I photograph everything from wildlife to portraits to flowers and macro shots to landscapes. while this is not a do all lens, it fits right in and works for anything that fits within its 50-200mm zoom range. The build quality is also exceptional at the price, with no slop in the workings of the lens. It also comes with a lens hood that conveniently stores backwards on the lens. The focus is internal, so it good for polarized filters, tulip hoods, etc. All in all a great lens for the price. On rare occasions the auto focus is not quite right but taking a couple of shots or using manual focus, will eliminate this from being a problem.

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