The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is a good choice for those who don’t want the hassle of changing lenses all the time, or perhaps if you’re travelling and attempting to keep your kit bag light.
Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Lens (Canon EFs Fit)
EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 28.8-320mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
- Four SLD Elements
- Three Aspherical Elements
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
- OS Image Stabilization
- 1:3 Magnification, 1.3' Minimum Focus
- Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
As entry level lenses for digital SLR cameras, standard zoom lenses are capable of many types of photography. With this lens, you can enjoy the variation of different angle-of-views covering from a wide-angle of 18mm (equivalent to 27mm on a 35mm camera) to a telephoto of 200mm (equivalent to 300mm on a 35mm camera), as well as Macro. Moreover, thanks to the OS (Optical Stabilizer) functionality, while pursuing convenience of handheld photography for close-up, indoor and night time photography, SIGMA incorporated the latest technology freely in order to achieve its compact size as an everyday lens. SIGMA proposes a new standard zoom lens.
Contemporary line that covers a wide range of photography
SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Among the three, the Contemporary line is a high performance line which incorporates the very latest technology making it possible to accommodate both high optical performance and compactness for use in various photography situations. Sigma has solved the difficult problem of keeping the size and weight down without compromising optical performance and function with the latest technology. This lens covers frequently used wide-angle to telephoto, as well as macro photography.
New standard zoom up to 200mm
SIGMA has always been producing a high performance standard zoom lens, dedicated for digital DSLR cameras, that covers up to 200mm by reflecting the latest technology. In 2005, SIGMA released 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC as a smallest and lightest all-rounder lens in class that covers from wide-angle to telephoto range. SIGMA, in 2007, incorporated OS (Optical Stabilization) functionality, and in 2011, has successfully made the size of the lens even more compact. Now, this new lens has been redeveloped as the standard zoom lens from SIGMA's new product line, which has higher performance, is even smaller and lighter-weight, and on top of that, includes “the macro feature”. As an entry level interchangeable lens, it is capable of many photographic scenes.
Diameter reduced by 4.6mm compared to its predecessor
We pursued the compactness as an ideal everyday lens. From an early stage of development, SIGMA was determined to make the lens size compact, for example, by incorporating double-sided aspherical lens elements and downsizing the motor. As a result, while the predecessor had a diameter of ø75.3mm, this lens has reduced it to ø70.7mm, which has the difference of 4.6mm. It also achieves -11% in volume ratio compared to its predecessor. It is one of the smallest in its class of lenses with more than a 7x zoom ratio, and is more comparable in size to a generic standard zoom lenses.
High rendering performance throughout the entire zoom range
With our Contemporary line, the lens is required to fulfill the maximum potential while achieving a compact and light-weight construction. This lens incorporates SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements that have a high refractive index, and corrects chromatic aberration at the telephoto-end very well. Moreover, aspherical lens elements, including double-sided aspherical lenses, ensure a compact size and excellent correction of distortion. This also helps to produce superior rendering performance throughout the entire zoom range from wide-angle to tele-photo and macro photography.
One of the biggest features of this lens is that it is possible to shoot subjects as close as macro lenses. This lens features a minimum focusing distance of 39cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3. It offers the versatility for shooting close-ups of fashion accessories, cuisine, flower arrangements and much more without changing the lens. Its working distance is 14.7cm, and it is suitable for shooing images with natural light as it keeps the shadows of camera and lens off of the image. On its lens barrel, it indicates the maximum shooting magnification at each focal length, and it is so convenient for a photographer that the size of the object in the image sensor becomes easily recognizable. Uncompromising in every aspect of lens design, Sigma has even chosen to engrave the product name on the front of the lens to prevent reflections of the letters during close-up photography.
Incorporating new composite TSC
One of the biggest features of this lens is that it is possible to shoot subjects as close as Macro lenses. This lens features a minimum focusing distance of 39cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3. It offers the versatility for shooting close-ups of fashion accessories, cuisine, flower arrangements and much more without changing the lens. Its working distance is 14.7cm, and it is suitable for shooing images with natural light as it keeps the shadows of camera and lens off of the image. On its lens barrel, it indicates the maximum shooting magnification at each focal length, and it is so convenient for a photographer that the size of the object in the image sensor becomes easily recognizable. Uncompromising in every aspect of lens design, Sigma has even chosen to engrave the product name on the front of the lens to prevent reflections of the letters during close-up photography.
This lens incorporates an OS system which offers superior stabilization, making it possible to compensate for camera shake even in macro range photography where a small blur can be easily identified.
Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
Flare and ghosting were thoroughly measured and monitored from the lens development stage to establish an optical design which is resistant to strong incidental light such as backlight. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. Attaching the matched petal type hood, which is supplied, will provide extra protection from flare and ghosting.
Incorporating Rounded Diaphragm
The 7 blade-rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.
Hyper Sonic Motor
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) delivers high AF speed and extremely quiet performance. With the latest AF algorithm, smoother AF is achieved.
Brass made bayonet mount
This lens incorporates a brass made bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce its strength is applied to the surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term use.
Ease of use
The new product lines incorporate rubber for the attachment part of the provided lens hood. For better usability, the design of the lens cap and AF / MF changeover switch has been improved.
Newly developed "SIGMA USB DOCK" exclusively for new product lines
Based on these new lines, we have developed special software (SIGMA Optimization Pro) that can update the lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus.
The launch of the Sigma C 18–200 mm f/3.5–6.3 DC Macro OS HSM was for me a surprise. After introducing a new company policy there seem to be so many lenses to be replaced, so many new constructions to be created; launching an amateur 18-200 mm model less than 2.5 years after its quite successful...
Overall, this lens is a great choice for those wishing to travel light. It delivers sharp, contrasty images throughout the zoom range and costs around £100 less than comparable alternatives. Build quality is great for a lens this inexpensive, as are focus speeds.
The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is on the face of it an ideal 'do-it-all' travel lens; the 11x zoom range, image stabilization and useful close focus distance combine to give great operational flexibility.
The perfect lens does not exist. There is no lens that covers an extreme range of focal lengths, has an ultra-wide aperture, has incredible build quality but remains small and light, has amazing image quality at all available settings – and is inexpensive.
Where the non-OS lens is disappointing this stabilised version is a stunner, with excellent resolution
It's hard to overlook the obvious problems with sharpness but what I find most fascinating is how isolated they are. If you were fine living without 28, 35 and 80mm, somehow magically avoiding them when framing images by zoom, I'd say you get above-average performance out of this lens.
Clear in the center at the wide end even at maximum aperture, and sharp at the focal length of 200 mm and f6.3. Between f5.6 and f8 it does not matter the focal length is sharp from corner to corner. Awesome for an all in one
I was looking for a lens to take on holiday, rather than carry 2 or 3 individual lenses when I chanced upon this offering from Sigma. Have not had much opportunity to use it but when I have tried it on my D300S, I have been greatly impressed with the image sharpness and am already looking forward to...
use it as an every day lens for what, also is very good with a close up fikter attached
i love this lens, i used one for 3 years, full time, 5 days a week and have only just replaced it for the updated model with minor upgrades. it is robust, very well built, and even survives the most cringing of impacts.
I love this all around lens. Unfortunately it doesn't work with the new full frame camera I just purchased. Now I need to find the equivalent for my full frame.
The auto focusing works really well on this lens. I usually use manual focus, but I do like the auto focus feature on this lens. Works great with my digital Canon Rebel XSI.
This is my first Sigma lens to use on my Canon 7dMKii camera and I am very pleased with it. The images are excellent through out the range. And the lens build and controls and stabilization are quite good for a unit at this price point.
This is my second Sigma Lens. Great quality. The 18-200 range is perfect for wide angle to telephoto needs. I could not do what I do without this lens.
A first class lens that produces great pictures with vibrant colours, it is light and easy to control and suitable for all type of shots.
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Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Lens (Canon EFs Fit)
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