Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Canon fit lens £153.34 del @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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not with OS but the best price around by far....
* Lenses offer the utmost correction for distortion and all types of aberrations
* Multi Layer Lens coating reduces flare and ghosting
* Compact and lightweight design
* Inner Focus prevents the front of the lens from rotating
* Zoom Lock Switch eliminates zoom creep during transportation
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#1
#2
#3
Tell me there's a Sony fit.
#4
Sigh....£50 extra.
#5
I'm interested in the Nikon fit, such a good price.... Must keep Credit Card in wallet.. There's only one flaw to that plan, Amazon have my card details stored! 'Doh!!!
#6
the link goes to a marketplace seller! The direct amazon link is here
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007U0GYS/ref=pd_luc_mri?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
Thanks for posting.
#7
It's unreasonable to expect it at this price but I'd really want image stabilisation on a lens this long. Unless you regularly shoot in really bright sunshine or are ok hoofing a tripod around, this lens isn't going to be that flexible. I've got the Nikon 55-200mm VR (Nikon's Image Stabilisation) and that give 2-3 stops more light with VR switched on, that's a shutter speed 4 to 8 times faster.

The Nikon lens was only a few pounds more than this Sigma but obviously it doesn't cover 18-55mm, I have to swap to the kit lens I got with the body for that.

Pete
#8
sportz
It's unreasonable to expect it at this price but I'd really want image stabilisation on a lens this long. Unless you regularly shoot in really bright sunshine or are ok hoofing a tripod around, this lens isn't going to be that flexible. I've got the Nikon 55-200mm VR (Nikon's Image Stabilisation) and that give 2-3 stops more light with VR switched on, that's a shutter speed 4 to 8 times faster.

The Nikon lens was only a few pounds more than this Sigma but obviously it doesn't cover 18-55mm, I have to swap to the kit lens I got with the body for that.

Pete


IMO 200mm is easily hand holdable in normal daylight. VR does nothing to shutter speed, so while it may help against hand shake, it won't stop motion like a good fast lens would.

Personally I don't see the point in these lenses for SLRs. A good super-zoom compact will give you similar picture quality, bigger zoom range, and image stabilisation for only a little more than this lens. The whole point of a DSLR is so you can change lenses and adapt the camera.

Still, a good price so voted hot.
#9
I suspect these are all being knocked out cheap because Sigma has been releasing most of its back catalogue of lenses with 'OS' (optical stabilisation). As others have said, the OS feature is worth having for hand held use but is irrelevent if you're mounting the lens on a tripod.
#10
weiran
IMO 200mm is easily hand holdable in normal daylight. VR does nothing to shutter speed, so while it may help against hand shake, it won't stop motion like a good fast lens would.

Personally I don't see the point in these lenses for SLRs. A good super-zoom compact will give you similar picture quality, bigger zoom range, and image stabilisation for only a little more than this lens. The whole point of a DSLR is so you can change lenses and adapt the camera.

Still, a good price so voted hot.


You obviously know very little about DSLR's and their benefits over compacts (even high end ones). A few pointers...
1. Better image quailty and MUCH less noise due to the much larger sensor in DSLRS
2. The ability to take photos with shallow depth of field, so that the main subject in focus and the background has the professional "blurred effect"
3. The ability to have a wide range of lenses including extreme wide angle and fish-eye lenses
4. The manual zoom ring on the DSLR lens just feels better that the crappy electronic zoom paddles on most compacts.

I could go on...
#11
If I was already stuck with a non-image-stabilising body I would at least get an IS lens at this focal length (especially as you have to stop down to f11 at the 200mm end, read the review). Not such a bargain IMO.
#12
WalterSmith


Well it will work, but it won't autofocus.
#13
Deano467
You obviously know very little about DSLR's and their benefits over compacts (even high end ones). A few pointers...
1. Better image quailty and MUCH less noise due to the much larger sensor in DSLRS
2. The ability to take photos with shallow depth of field, so that the main subject in focus and the background has the professional "blurred effect"
3. The ability to have a wide range of lenses including extreme wide angle and fish-eye lenses
4. The manual zoom ring on the DSLR lens just feels better that the crappy electronic zoom paddles on most compacts.

I could go on...


I think the point weiran is making is that if you get a DSLR, get some prime lenses and change when needed rather than compromise picture quality with a second rate zoom lens.
#14
I got this lens and soon after the IS version was released. I was pretty ****** I didn't hold off as I think you need this functionality especially on the larger zoom range.

I took the lens to kenya and my day safari pics were blurry partly due to having to zoom far to get good pics but also because of slight vibration caused by the van we were in, I think the IS would have solved this.
#15
Why oh why is this not the same price for the Sony fit?:xGood deal for the Canon & Nikon users though.
#16
I'd appreciate some help - I'm new to the DSLR world and want to buy a new zoom lens... I have the Canon 1000D and the 18-55mm lens that came with it at the moment.

I've been looking at the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens and was wondering if people would recommend buying that over this (which is roughly the same price), and why?

Also, the OP says it doesn't have OS, yet the amazon description says:

"This lens is equipped with Sigma’s own OS function. This function uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera and works by moving an optical image stabilising lens group to effectively compensate for camera shake. It also automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting moving subjects such as motor sports."

Is this a mistake in the discription or does it actually have OS?

Sorry for any silly questions, but I'm new to all this and any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
#17
Very good price indeed for OK lens.
#18
I'd prefer image stabilisation but I do have a tripod and for most shots where I'd use this I guess I'd be mounting the lens. That said, it would still be better with! Any idea how much the equivalent lens is with IS?

I'm not in a position for purchasing crazily expensive lenses so I wonder if this is a reasonable compromise?
#19
Lamping

Also, the OP says it doesn't have OS, yet the amazon description says:

"This lens is equipped with Sigma’s own OS function. This function uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera and works by moving an optical image stabilising lens group to effectively compensate for camera shake. It also automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting moving subjects such as motor sports."

Is this a mistake in the discription or does it actually have OS?


Are you sure you clicked on the "Go to deal" button and looking at a product page witha price of £150ish on it? I did and looked through the page and nowhere does it have a passage that you quoted.

The actual OS version is more expensive by at least £125...

http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod943.html
#20
Cuddy
Are you sure you clicked on the "Go to deal" button and looking at a product page witha price of £150ish on it? I did and looked through the page and nowhere does it have a passage that you quoted.

The actual OS version is more expensive by at least £125...

http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod943.html


Yea, I clicked the "Go to deal" link and its £150... and if you scroll halfway down to "Manufacturer's Description", it says it has OS there? :S
#21
DeanSupreme uk
Why oh why is this not the same price for the Sony fit?:xGood deal for the Canon & Nikon users though.


If I remember correctly the Sony's have IS in the camera body, so although there's no good reason for Sigma to charge more for the Sony mount, it could actually be a better deal for you than it is for Canon and Nikon owners.

-Pete
banned#22
Lamping
I'd appreciate some help - I'm new to the DSLR world and want to buy a new zoom lens... I have the Canon 1000D and the 18-55mm lens that came with it at the moment.

I've been looking at the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens and was wondering if people would recommend buying that over this (which is roughly the same price), and why?


The question you have to ask yourself first is what do I want to take photos of? Are you interested in wide angle landscape shots, or using a long focal length lens to shoot close ups of people, wild animals, etc. Until you can answer that for yourself, I would not buy another lens!

Most wide range lenses are a bit of a compromise, since they try to do all focal lengths. However, they can be a decent investment if you just want to take the odd photo at the extreme (small or large) focal lengths. However, if you want to take landscapes or closeups exclusively, then go for a narrower range. These will tend to have much better aperture ranges.
banned#23
Cuddy
Are you sure you clicked on the "Go to deal" button and looking at a product page witha price of £150ish on it? I did and looked through the page and nowhere does it have a passage that you quoted.

The actual OS version is more expensive by at least £125...

http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod943.html


The page says

"by Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS Canon fit lens " right underneath the product title.

And then in the manufacturer's description....

Sigma’s unique OS (Optical Stabiliser) technology
This lens is equipped with Sigma’s own OS function. This function uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera and works by moving an optical image stabilising lens group to effectively compensate for camera shake. It also automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting moving subjects such as motor sports.
#24
NobbyB
The question you have to ask yourself first is what do I want to take photos of? Are you interested in wide angle landscape shots, or using a long focal length lens to shoot close ups of people, wild animals, etc. Until you can answer that for yourself, I would not buy another lens!


Thanks a lot for your help. I'm more interested in using a long focal length to zoom in and take close up shots of animals etc far away. I want to be able to zoom in more than my current 18-55 offers but still take good quality, clear pictures.
#25
I see it now. There's still no way they're going to be sending out the OS version though, especially since they have seperate pages for it...

Canon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-AF18-200mm-3-5-6-3-Stabilizer-Selected/dp/B000NOSCGM

Nikon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-5-6-18-200-HSM-Nikon/dp/B000NOSCGW

However, for those that fancy taking the risk and don't mind paying the PnP to send it back when it turns out to be the non-OS version then go for it :thumbsup:
#26
DeanSupreme uk
Why oh why is this not the same price for the Sony fit?:xGood deal for the Canon & Nikon users though.


Because it's a different lens...and the world is conspiring against you ;)
banned 1 Like #27
Lamping
Thanks a lot for your help. I'm more interested in using a long focal length to zoom in and take close up shots of animals etc far away. I want to be able to zoom in more than my current 18-55 offers but still take good quality, clear pictures.


In that case I'd go for a dedicated longer lens with a lower f-number (aperture) at the long end of the lens. Depending on the speed of the animals, you might need a larger aperture (lower f) to access higher shutter speeds. I have countless pictures of blurred animals because they were moving too fast. :-D
banned#28
Cuddy

However, for those that fancy taking the risk and don't mind paying the PnP to send it back when it turns out to be the non-OS version then go for it :thumbsup:



Amazon will pay P&P for returning it, since it is their fault for misdescribing it.
#29
Please don't confuse OPTICAL stabilisation with IMAGE stabilisation :thumbsup:
1 Like #30
Lamping
I'd appreciate some help - I'm new to the DSLR world and want to buy a new zoom lens... I have the Canon 1000D and the 18-55mm lens that came with it at the moment.

I've been looking at the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens and was wondering if people would recommend buying that over this (which is roughly the same price), and why? :)



sent you a pm
#31
pet2000
I think the point weiran is making is that if you get a DSLR, get some prime lenses and change when needed rather than compromise picture quality with a second rate zoom lens.


Sorry I wouldn't say this lens is second rate. It's very capable if used in the right hands. Of course there are better lenses with IS which cost double the price.
At £150ish this lens is a great deal for a BRAND NEW 10X zoom on a DSLR.

A cautionary note though is that they are selling on ebay around same price, but the great thing about this deal is it is new and from reputable dealer.

Voted Hot
#32
NobbyB
In that case I'd go for a dedicated longer lens with a lower f-number (aperture) at the long end of the lens. Depending on the speed of the animals, you might need a larger aperture (lower f) to access higher shutter speeds. I have countless pictures of blurred animals because they were moving too fast. :-D


I'm tempted to stick with buying the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens over this then. I know it's not a perfect lens but its good for the price and should do the job :)

agent_c
sent you a pm


Thanks :)
#33
Lamping
I'm tempted to stick with buying the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens over this then. I know it's not a perfect lens but its good for the price and should do the job :)


That's what I was going to plump for, £165 approx incl delivery from camerabox
#34
kurv
the world is conspiring against you ;)


Don't i know it:-D
#35
I bought this lens a couple of years ago secondhand for more than this!
Forget IS the results from this lens are simply stunning!
I've used this lens commercially for years and it is my first choice with my Canon DSLR, always reliable and great results - recommended, particularly for those wishing to upgrade from a kit lens.
#36
farmergiles
That's what I was going to plump for, £165 approx incl delivery from camerabox


It's £155 from Simply Electronics including delivery and there's 2% Quidco too
#37
Lamping
It's £155 from Simply Electronics including delivery and there's 2% Quidco too


Having read reviews for both Camerabox and Simply Electronics I took a massive swerve...

Got a white box version for £156 from buyacamera.com :thumbsup:
#38
farmergiles
Having read reviews for both Camerabox and Simply Electronics I took a massive swerve...

Got a white box version for £156 from buyacamera.com :thumbsup:


Yea was a bit risky... paid with Paypal though! I got mine on Tuesday, very happy with it :)

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