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Sigma18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens For Canon Digital Cameras
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Excellent product

By Andres

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Good quality. Love it

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice Lens

By Frank

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I recently got the Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM C lens for my Canon 1100D. This is the first third party lens I've bought. Took over 200 photos the morning after receiving it (only stopped taking photos because I had to go to work) and am very happy with the results. I'm not a pro by any means, but this lens is exactly what I expected.

The lens hood fell off a couple of times before I realized it needs that little bit of effort to make it "click" into place, and zooming feels very firm (neither of those are complaints, just observations). The lens hood doesn't spin when focusing or zooming, which is good. The dust cover snaps into place easily and stays put. Bokeh is great!

Also happy with the speed of delivery from B&H; ordered it on Sunday and got it Wednesday afternoon. Attaching two photos to this review turned out to be a challenge, though.

I'm looking forward to learning what this lens is capable of.

 
5.0

excelente

By Adolfo

from Undisclosed

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

Muy buen asesoramiento

 
5.0

Muy buena compra

By Adolfo

from Undisclosed

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

Atenci�n excelente

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good lens.

By RP in Bgrd

from Belgrade, MT

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this lens to replace the standard lens that came with my Canon EOS T4i. It will be going with me on a trip soon where having a range of zoom will be very helpful. I only want to take one lens with me so, this will be it. I have already tried it out on hikes and sunsets - appears to be a very good lens although it is significantly heavier than the one I'm replacing with it. I have not noticed any abnormalities in picture quality yet.

(3 of 3 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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 7 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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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