Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC


Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC


Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  superzoom lenses. A superzoom lens gives you a wide zoom range, from a wider field of view (wide angle) to a more narrow field of view (telephoto) and is usually appreciated as an all-in-one travel lens.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 18-200 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 29-320 mm if you have a Canon camera or 27-300 mm if you have a Niko camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-6,3.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 18 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 200 mm the brightness is f/6,3. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
Read more about how an image stabilizer works
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH680-01 789".
Read more about filters
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by several newer versions. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC (2005) << The lens you are currently viewing
Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC (motorized) (2008)
Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS HSM (2007)
 
Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2005-2006: Lens
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price
A versatile lens for those who own their first DSLR camera
An impressive focal range
A lens hood is included
Light weight (405 gr)
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2005-2006: Lens
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/6,3
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
This lens has been replaced by several newer versions
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Superzoom
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-6,3
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 18 mm
f/6,3 at 200 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 18-200 mm
This is a "DClens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 29-320 mm
On Nikon cameras: 27-300 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 15 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:45 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
LH680-01 789(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):70 x 78 mm
Vikt:405 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)400 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"For use with smaller chip APS-c cameras only

Inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation making the lens highly suitable for use of polarizing filters

Two Aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion

Two Special Low Dispersion glass elements provides optimum color correction and sharpness

With a minimum focusing distance of 17.7 inches at all focal lengths it’s perfect for capturing small objects and produces a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.9.

Extremely compact design weighing approximately 22 ounces & measures just under 4 inches in length

A lens hood and front & rear lens caps are included with the lens.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC 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. 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."
 
Other (eng):There is a version with build in AF-motor as well, for Nikon cameras.
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-18-200mm-f35-63-DC
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/standard-zoom-slr-lenses-73/175-sigma-18-200mm-f35-63-dc-lens-review.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC
Different versions of this lens
2005 Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC
2008 Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC (motorized)
2007 Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS HSM

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