The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C is the latest (2014) version of Sigma's popular image-stabilised superzoom lens for APS-C / DX format SLRs. It's smaller and lighter than the previous model (the 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM from 2011), but offers an updated optical design with improved close-focusing abilities. It's also compatible with Sigma's USB Dock and Mount Conversion Service.
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C lens
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- 18-200mm focal length
- 27-300mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 28.8-320mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
- F3.5-6.3 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- Ultrasonic focus motor
- Optical image stabilizer (except on Sony and Pentax versions)
- 0.39m / 1.28' minimum focus distance
- 62mm filters
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||18–200 mm|
|Image stabilisation||Yes (Sony and Pentax versions don't have OS)|
|Lens mount||Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT|
|Maximum aperture||F3.5 - F6.3|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Aperture notes||Rounded diaphragm|
|Special elements / coatings||SLD glass elements, Double-sided aspheric lenses|
|Minimum focus||0.39 m (15.35″)|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Weight||430 g (0.95 lb)|
|Diameter||71 mm (2.8″)|
|Length||86 mm (3.4″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||62 mm|
Good walkaround lens
Only had this lens just over a week and was a bit apprehensive over the trade off between F/L and IQ but I didn't have to worry. The IQ from this lens at all F/L's is really very good but it's not the fastest lens in the box but is ideal for the use I bought it for. I shoot weddings and use two fast lenses (17-50 2.8 & 70-200 2.8). The 18-200 would be OK in the event my other two lenses failed during a shoot and I would be happy to use it as such but wouldn't consider it as a one lens option ...
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