Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC

Last updated (25 March’12):
- Review by WDC

The Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC features 55-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/4-5.6. The lens construction has 12 elements in 9 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 25.5 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.1m and has a filter size of 55mm. The Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC lens weighs 10.9 ounces and it measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 3 inches long.

Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Reviews

WDC reviews the Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC and writes;
“Real-world testing produced some very nice pictures from this lens. There are no exceptional strengths to the Sigma 55-200mm but neither does it have any serious weaknesses.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photodo reviews the Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC and writes;
“As with most budget zoom lenses, this model from Sigma benefits from being stopped down and is a better performer at the shortest end of the focal length range. As the focal length increases, the resolution does deteriorate although we have seen worse cases. Distortion stays within the accepted limits, with figures of –0.3% (barrel) at the 55mm end and 1.41% (pincushion) at the 200mm point.”
rating: N/A

Photozone reviews the Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC and writes;
“The Sigma AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC is a budget lens and it shows in some aspects such as small max. aperture combined with a limited zoom range and some mechanical shortcomings (rotating front element and coupled focus ring). Nonetheless the lens is also capable to deliver quite impressive resolution results.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC and writes;
“The combination of good build quality, reasonably good optical quality and price make this lens a good value for money bet and the full size manual focus ring has distinct advantages. Offered in conjunction with their standard zoom in many packages makes it even more of a bargain.”
rating: N/A

User Opinions

Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC User Reviews

Sigma 55-200 fourthirds mount | Rating: ★★★★★
“The Sigma 55-200 is a very inexpensive telephoto zoom. For the price, it’s excellent. Of course it’s not a pro lens, but for candid telephoto shots of the family and friends it’s great. It’s a little soft wide open, so try and keep the lens closed down a bit.” – by Eldred Reaney

Great Beginner Lens | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This lens isn’t the quietest, fasest, or sharpest lens available, but it sure does the job for shooting well lit sporting events and more than does the trick for a new photographer looking to really get started with a dSLR!” – by Riley Bishop

It’s a good product and Great value for the money paid! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The picture quality is excellent, the lens has both Manual and Auto focus feature so it lets you to become the part of the picture. I bought my Olympus Evolt E510 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Lens from Amazon.com. Then I bought Sigma 55-200mm instead of 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Zuiko. I paid couple of dollars more but got 50mm more (100mm for 35mm equilivance or 4x optic) well and very happy with my decision.” – by T. Tavlas

overall- satisfied. especially for the price | Rating: ★★★★☆
“i’ve been absolutely satisfied for it, and can’t get over the price. The only time i found myself wanting for a better lense, was an indoor graduation, low light levels, from very far away. In every other situation, and in the mid telephoto ranges – the image quality has been excellent, and have not had a problem with the light.” – by Goatcrapp

Great lens for the price | Rating: ★★★★★
“I have written two reviews so far of this lens on my blog, and still cannot say enough good things about it. It has worked very well for me, enabling me to get some great moments with an elk in Rocky Mountain National Park as well as good shots of my daughter for her senior picture collection. “ – by C. Bullock

Excellent Lens – slightly warm tones – fixable though | Rating: ★★★★★
“Perhaps a bit on the soft side, but I am learning that DSLR images are great and lend themselves to sharpening with any software without much noise or artifacts. After a tad bit of sharpening, its difficult to tell the picture apart from a much more expensive lens. Very nice background blur, so portraits at the park, or garden, or the beach look fantastic.” – by Dilip Trivedi

A word of warning. | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This lens is great for the money, a word of warning, it will not autofocus with the D40, D40x, or D60. “ – by LRHouston

Coolness for the money | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I have shot thousands of shots with it from fashion to still life to personal landscape details. I love it. This is a budget lens, but it performs like a pro level if you work within its strengths — speed, clarity, weight, quiet and the metal mount is an asset. I have pushed the ISO to compensate for any aperture limitations and gotten great images.” – by W. J. Roberts

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Samples

Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Sample Photos

- Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Sample Photos @ Pixel-thingy.com
- Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Sample Photos @ Pixel-peeper.com
- Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Sample Photos @ Photographyreview.com
- Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
- Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Sample Photos @ Pbase.com
- Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Sample Photos @ Amazon.com

Features & Specifications

Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Specifications

Sigma 55 – 200MM Lens for Canon SLR Camera 684-101 – This compact telephoto zoom lens was exclusively designed for use with digital SLR cameras. The image circle was designed to match the size of the image sensors of digital SLR cameras that also allows compact body and lightweight with overall length of 84.6mm (3.3in.), and weight of only 310g/10.9 ounces. It has a filter size of 55mm, maximum diameter of 70mm (2.7in.). This remarkably compact high performance zoom lens is ideally suited to a wide range of subjects.

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 110cm (43.3in.) and maximum magnification of 1:4. Digital cameras having image sensors larger than APS-C size, and 35mm cameras, should not be used with these lenses. If such cameras are used, severe vignetting in the images may result. The angle of view varies depending on the camera the lens is mounted on Aroma System – Pre-brewing cycle injects hot water into ground coffee to maximize flavor extraction Rapid Steam – No waiting between frothing milk with Pannarello attachment and brewing espresso Two programmable brew buttons Removable 57 oz water tank Swivel base for convenient rotation Removable drip tray and dreg drawer for easy cleaning 15-bar pressure pump Unit Dimensions – 13 W x 19 D x 14.5 H; Weight – 20 lbs.


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