Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM | C lens

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Key Features

  • 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

Product Description

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.


Principal specifications
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
Minimum aperture F22.0
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Aperture notes Rounded diaphragm
Elements 16
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings SLD glass elements, Double-sided aspheric lenses
Minimum focus 0.39 m (15.35)
Maximum magnification 0.33×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ultrasonic
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Weight 430 g (0.95 lb)
Diameter 71 mm (2.8)
Length 86 mm (3.4)
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 62 mm


User Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars
  • Canon shooter1958, Jun 11, 2014 GMT:
    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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  • Robert Soderlund, Oct 2, 2014 GMT:
    Good all purpose Lens

    Traded in my Tamron 70-300 VC and the nikkor 18-105 for this handy little lens. What you get is good sharpness for its class, a smoother zoom feel than either of the lenses i used to have. HSM focusing is very silent and quite fast. Pros: Sharp wide open at all focal lenghts except at widest setting where f5.6 makes more sense to use. Lightweight and compact Price to performance ratio Versatile zoom range Semi-Macro (1:3) Build quality considering its price Good OS (often sharp at 1/30th of a ...

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