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Sigma18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Strong construction (4)
  • Consistent output (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Macro photography (6)
  • Wildlife photos (6)
  • Video (4)
  • Low light (3)
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    • Was this a gift?:
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens

By Harold

from New Jersey

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Night Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras:

    I was utilizing a few different lens. Carrying a large back pak with the various lens inside. I spoke to a B&H sales person and he directed me to purchase the 18-200mm lens. Now I only keep that lens on the camera and it does whatever my various older lens have done. Easy to use, easy to travel and thanks to B&H I have an easier picture taking lens.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rock Solid

    By Ty Brown (EPSA)

    from Virginia Beach, VA 23451

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras:

        I am 88 and not able to hold as steadily my camera. This lens has eliminated that problem especially since I cannot lug around an elderly heavy tripod etc. It has been a wonderful acquisition!

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        4.0

        Good value

        By Jim

        from Southbridge, MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography
        • Video

        Comments about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras:

        Just purchased this lens (2/10/2015) for my D7000. I'm going to Mexico in May for vacation and wanted a good all around walk about lens to replace my kit 18-55 and 55-200MM and basically lighten my bag a bit. After playing with it just taking a few shots in house I like it. It focuses fast in strong light and relatively fast in lower light situations. The working controls seem fairly stiff, as I imagine this lens was tightened up a bit to eliminate the lens creep I was hearing about (especially for the Nikon lens). The one thing I didn't like is it seems fairly heavy, which is probably a construction/durability blessing, but a bit of a curse when carrying it around your neck for hours. I'll amend this review upon my return from Mexico in the spring. Thank you B&H for your exquisitely fast and free shipping!

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        4.0

        Great Travel Lens

        By Ed

        from Cape Coral, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras:

          I am using this lens on my Canon T3i. I purchased this for range and weight.

          Now for usage, Review the exposure triangle and use the manual mode. Most Sigma lens have a sweet spot around F8, so set the aperture to F8, Shutter speed to 1/500 and the ISO to auto. Other settings to remember are, white balance, picture style, and Focus (I use AI-FOCUS). When taking a photo remember to check the exposure level indicator you might have tweak the shutter speed.

          I am only giving this lens a four star as I've only had it for a few weeks.

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          5.0

          Powerful lens with diversity of uses

          By Student Sandler

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras:

          I'm a sophomore at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State. I'm using this lens for everything, all media that might accompany my stories. Obviously close-ups and portraits come out beautifully, but this is the most powerful lens you can use before you need a tripod. It is a little heavier than the kits lens, which can make framing difficult, but you get familiar very quickly. This lens is an all-around.

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          5.0

          very versitile lens

          By Don

          from Wethersfield, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras:

            Amazing clarity of images. Easy to use and greatly adaptable from almost wide angle to moderate zoom. A great value

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great All-rounder

            By ACE

            from Parana, Brazil

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras:

            I've been using a tamron 18-270 for a while and had some problems with slow focus and blurry images. Traded for this and I'm pleased so far. It produces sharper images and the reach is great. Focus is a little slow compared to my canon ultrassonic, but is faster then the tamron. Liked the new design very much. I just think the OS is worse then tamrons. But I'm happy with my trade so far.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great All-Rounder for the Price

            By JD

            from South Australia, Australia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Nice Features
            • Nice Quality For Price

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras:

            Wanted a decent, all-rounder-type lens for my Canon 1100D / Rebel T3i with wider range to replace my 18-55mm kit lens & this one certainly hasn't dissapointed (first lens purchase too.)

            In decent light, it's pretty sharp and good rendition of colour too, from what I can tell. Really enjoying the decent zoom range I get - very handy when I shot some wildlife recently - and I like the slightly 'wide-angle-ish' look I get at the widest end (18mm) which I don't think I had with the kit lens. Also like the ability to lock the zoom ring.

            In low-light, auto-focus can hunt around a bit, hence it can be a bit soft, and in certain low-light situations it might not focus at all, but can just switch to manual. Certainly not a 'Macro' lens either, though gives nice close-ups ;)

            All up, very happy with this lens & would recommend for folks who want something fairly decent on a limited budget.

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