Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC

Last updated (09 June’10):
- Review by WDC

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC is a telephoto lens. The lens features 18-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/3.5-6.3. The lens construction has 15 elements in 13 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 69.3 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 45 centimeters (17.7 inches) and has a filter size of 62mm. The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC lens weighs 0.89 pounds and it measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 3.1 inches long.

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Reviews

WDC reviews the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC and writes;
“This lens does a great job at controlling chromatic aberrations at 200mm, with a blinding result at the centre and above average in the corner. Elsewhere the lens puts in a lackluster performance, with the chromatic aberration readings at 18mm at about average for this type of lens..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC and writes;
“…. By the time it gets to the 200mm end, it does require stopping down a couple of stops to produce any sort of pleasing result. As the lens only gives you f/6.3 at this length, you are looking at good light conditions needed for f/11 and any decent shutter speed.”
rating: N/A

Cameralabs reviews the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC and writes;
“The Corner Sharpness, Fringing, Geometry and Uniformity results are applicable to all the different versions, while the coverage examples will apply to all but the Canon fit, which comes up fractionally longer due to its slightly higher 1.6x sensor crop.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC User Reviews

Good utility lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“I carry an XSI with THIS Sigma 18-200mm non OS lens just about everywhere I go. It is a great vacation tool, where most pix are shown in a digital frame or are never going to be more than 4×6….” – by T. Norris

A Seamless Fit | Rating: ★★★★★
“A friend suggested that I buy the Sigma brand, because they work so well together. It is, indeed, a seamless fit. Autofocus is fast and accurate, and you don’t realize it’s between the lens and the camera when you shoot….” – by Diane A.

Great pairing with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 | Rating: ★★★★★
“Properly paired with recommended lens, this is a great addition to your camera bag. Sometimes you just need that little extra focal length. With this teleconverter (again, with a recommended lens) you can get that while only sacrificing one f-stop. ….” – by B. Press

Great everyday lens | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This is an excellent lens to use on an everyday shoot. This is the lens I have attached to my camera about 98% of the time. It has good DOF great lighting capability, sturdy, and great for portraits….” – by Cris Ascunce

Sigma’s Best So Far, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’ve been using this converter for a couple of years now, on my sigma 100-300mm f4, 120-400mm 4.5/5.6, and recently on my new Nikon AF-S 300mm f4. Works great on all of them. Fast auto focus (maunal on the 400mm sigma) sharp as the original lens…” – by M. G. Chuley

Easy for a beginner to use | Rating: ★★★★★
“I am very new to digital SLR photography, and I got this lens just a few days before going on a trip overseas. Even with virtually no practice with this lens and little experience with SLRs at all, I ended up getting really great pictures. The zoom was powerful (for the money) and it also gave me good detail and texture shots close up…. “ – by Margaret A. Mcglinch

Easy for a beginner to use | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I am very new to digital SLR photography, and I got this lens just a few days before going on a trip overseas. Even with virtually no practice with this lens and little experience with SLRs at all, I ended up getting really great pictures. The zoom was powerful (for the money) and it also gave me good detail and texture shots close up…. “ – by Margaret A. Mcglinch

Perfect for a large range | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I had this lens for one week, and it is perfect for travel, and when you don t know what where you are going to take pictures, the built quality is excellent (as sigma does usual) and it is very compact and light for a large range lens… “ – by Julien Boisse

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Samples

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- Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Sample Photos @ Pbase.com
- Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Sample Photos @ Photographyreview.com
- Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Sample Photos @ Cameralabs.com
- Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Sample Photos @ Amazon.com

Features & Specifications

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Specifications

This high zoom ratio lens is exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras and capable of covering a wide range of focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto. Two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and two hybrid aspherical lenses offer the utmost correction for all types of aberrations, and enables this extended range super zoom lens to be housed in a compact and lightweight construction of 70 millimeter (2.8 inches) diameter, and 78.1 millimeters (3.1 inches) in length, and weighing just 405 grams / 14.3 ounces. The new lens coating reduces flare and ghost, which is a common problem of digital cameras and also creates an optimum color balance. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45 centimeters (17.7 inches) at all focal lengths and has maximum magnification of 1:4.4.

The lens design incorporates an inner focusing system, which prevents the front of the lens from rotating, making it particularly suitable for using circular polarizing filters and petal shaped lens hoods. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing, ensuring convenient handling and ease of use. A zoom lock switch eliminates ‘zoom creep’ during transportation, a convenient addition when traveling.

* Exclusively designed for use with digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras
* High zoom ratio 11:1
* Compact and Lightweight construction with diameter of 70 millimeter (2.8 inches), length of 78.1 millimeters (3.1 inches) and weight of 405 grams / 14.3 ounces
* Minimum focusing distance of 45 centimeters (17.7 inches) at all focal lengths


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