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Sigma 18-200mm F3.5 - 6.3 OS (optical stabliser) Lens Nikon and Canon Fit £199.00 Jessops INSTORE ONLY

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I was at Harrow Branch of Jessops yesterday and they had the Sigma 18-200mm OS (optical stabiliser) lens available in both Nikon and Canon fit for £199. This is an extremely good price (about £80 chea…
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I was at Harrow Branch of Jessops yesterday and they had the Sigma 18-200mm OS (optical stabiliser) lens available in both Nikon and Canon fit for £199. This is an extremely good price (about £80 cheaper than anywhere else).

The Nikon version has the HSM motor built in so works perfectly with my Nikon D40 (and will also work with D40x and D60)as well as my D90

The Nikon equivalent version of this lens is £549 which is nearly 3 times as expensive as the sigma. The sigma lens has had very respectable reviews. see here for example http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_18-200_3p5-6p3_os_n15/

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#1
http://a.img-dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_18-200_3p5-6p3_os_n15/Images/frontpage.jpg
#2
Looks good. Have been looking at the Nikon version recently but i cannot justify spending £500 on a lens - this might be the ticket. Gets my vote - £50 cheaper than onestop-digital and they are usually the cheapest (imported.)
#3
I was nearly getting this till I found the Canon 18-200 at a great price....it's my favourite ...perfect walkabout lens and am sure the Sigma will be almost.......:whistling:....so great price and heat...:thumbsup:
#4
taken from [url]www.kenrockwell.com[/url].. a very respectable website.
Sigma just announced an 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS to compete with this, but since it's only f/6.3 at the long end it potentially won't focus well, and my general experience with Sigma is that they are poorly built. I don't see that the Sigma lens is HSM, so I suspect it may be the old-style focusing which doesn't allow instant manual override like the Nikon, and worse, if the Sigma is traditional AF, it won't focus at all with the new Nikon D40. I'd get something like the Nikon 18-55mm today and wait for the Nikon 18-200mm if you can't get it today.
#5
drskm
taken from [url]www.kenrockwell.com[/url].. a very respectable website.
Sigma just announced an 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS to compete with this, but since it's only f/6.3 at the long end it potentially won't focus well, and my general experience with Sigma is that they are poorly built. I don't see that the Sigma lens is HSM, so I suspect it may be the old-style focusing which doesn't allow instant manual override like the Nikon, and worse, if the Sigma is traditional AF, it won't focus at all with the new Nikon D40. I'd get something like the Nikon 18-55mm today and wait for the Nikon 18-200mm if you can't get it today.


Doesn't sound as though he has actually tested the lens does it? It's just his subjective opinion of it. People are welcome to take Ken Rockwell's subjective opinions as fact, but how about reading an actual REVIEW of the lens like photozone.de or fred miranda or DP review?

I own several Sigma EX lenses and I think most other people who also own Sigma lenses would say that the view that Sigma lenses are "generally poorly built" as complete cr*p!
#6
paw2304
I was nearly getting this till I found the Canon 18-200 at a great price....it's my favourite ...perfect walkabout lens and am sure the Sigma will be almost.......:whistling:....so great price and heat...:thumbsup:


where did u get the canon lens from mate :), i am aslo researching the tamron 18-270, anyone know any deals on this lens?
#7
Just picked one up from islington. They had one left on nikon fit. Not stocking anymore so when they're gone that's it. Had trouble locating at first. Will post back with results.
#8
Uber bargain - Hot! got one of these myself and paid £280 for it - great lens.
#9
well.. couldnt hold back.. i have gone for one now!
here is more review
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-18200mm-f3563-DC-OS-6007
#10
Ok, I have taken a few shots now. Not overly impressed with the sharpness, but I have found that this lens over exposed so if you take it back a stop it increases the shutter speed and better results. Not sold on the OS either. However I think I have been spoiled with my Tamron 17-50 lens which is faster and better optics (f2.8). Overall, I feel I will be able to use this lens for walking about but I do not feel that I will be totally happy until I get the Nikon version. So by pulling the exposure down by a full stop seemed to work and seemed to give sharper pictures. Still on the fence with this one. Could always sell it when I can justify the price of the Nikon. Using it with a D90 by the way.
#11
Hot deal!!! This is a great lens. The OS works amazingly and it's superbly made. Superb price!!!
#12
purchased and using one now. got 3 yr accidental damage insurance for £30.
#13
got one yesterday from the Brighton store, apparently Jessops are not doing Sigma anymore, hereon Tamron's the only brand they'll promote, they had a lot of other Sigma lenses on sale as well, i reckon they'll further drop in prices if they'r not able to shift them, cheers mate
#14
f6.3 very slow - voted cold.
#15
Rudz
where did u get the canon lens from mate :), i am aslo researching the tamron 18-270, anyone know any deals on this lens?


I got the Tamron 18-270 recently and have been very pleased with it so far. I got it from pixmania (yes I know lots of people moan about them being in france) and it was £399 there plus postage, less quidco.
#16
bagged a nikon fit one of these in liverpool. winner.
#17
jezzery
Ok, I have taken a few shots now. Not overly impressed with the sharpness, but I have found that this lens over exposed so if you take it back a stop it increases the shutter speed and better results. Not sold on the OS either. However I think I have been spoiled with my Tamron 17-50 lens which is faster and better optics (f2.8). Overall, I feel I will be able to use this lens for walking about but I do not feel that I will be totally happy until I get the Nikon version. So by pulling the exposure down by a full stop seemed to work and seemed to give sharper pictures. Still on the fence with this one. Could always sell it when I can justify the price of the Nikon. Using it with a D90 by the way.


Well maybe your copy isn't 'spot on' because it's on a par with the Nikkor 18-200 (BETTER according to What Camera). I've used both and will take the Sigma thank you :thumbsup:

Btw, please don't compare the 18-200mm with the Tamron 17-50 - they're obviously very different lenses for very different situations!!!
#18
FFS folks you might as well own a good quality prosumer if you are going to buy stuff like this. Absolute waste of time.

BTW I own both a Sigma 17-70 (v. nice lens), Sigma 55-200 and a Sigma 70-300 MACRO which can be a very nice lens's. However, the 55-220 outperforms the latter at 200mm and can even crop pics to match the long end of the 70-300. I think that says quite a bit about what to expect from such a general purpose lens.
I wouldn't touch this with an SLR you are wasting a good camera and if you don't like carrying extra lens round then maybe you are fooling yourself into thinking you need this gear at all?
#19
Tim_UK
f6.3 very slow - voted cold.


Oh dear, a whole 1/2 stop slower than most cheap zooms. Tragedy!

It's only £200 for a huge zoom with optical stabilisation - and a hypersonic motor for Nikons. What do you expect?

If you're voting cold just because it's a bit on the slow side at the telephoto end you obviously have no idea of what's being offered here - or perhaps you'd like to point out a better deal?
#20
Is there a huge difference between this one and this : http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/422154/sigma-70-300mm-f4-5-6dg-macr-iilens/
#21
yeah I picked up a cheap Sigma from Jessops today(18-50mm 3.5), price on the ticket was still rrp (£99) but when I went to enquire about it it was £59.99 so its worth asking at the till to check prices on Sigma stuff, apparently nearly all Canon fit Sigmas are on sale.
#22
gogboy
Is there a huge difference between this one and this : http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/422154/sigma-70-300mm-f4-5-6dg-macr-iilens/


Clearly, seeing as the ranges are massively different.
#23
leighonigar
Clearly, seeing as the ranges are massively different.


Bar the ranges.....and also taking the ranges into account, why is this one so good, because it covers as low as 18 meaning no need to change to standard 18-55 lens?
#24
Also for your consideration the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens around £160 via google search
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/424457/canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f-4-5-6-is-lens/

Five star review here
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/194-canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f4-56-is-test-report--review?start=2
with another quote from photo.net
"Overall, I can certainly recommend this lens if you're looking for a small, light, inexpensive telephoto lens for an APS-C DSLR. It doesn't have quite the reach of the 70/75-300 zooms, but it matches better with the EF-S 18-55IS kit lens, it's optically as good as or better then the non IS 75-300 zooms - plus it has IS!"
banned#25
Great lens for the ££s - get more lens on UKHD!
#26
ollyk
FFS folks you might as well own a good quality prosumer if you are going to buy stuff like this. Absolute waste of time.


Rather strong, no? This will perform no better than a prosumer? Hello???

ollyk
BTW I own both a Sigma 17-70 (v. nice lens), Sigma 55-200 and a Sigma 70-300 MACRO which can be a very nice lens's. However, the 55-220 outperforms the latter at 200mm and can even crop pics to match the long end of the 70-300. I think that says quite a bit about what to expect from such a general purpose lens.
I wouldn't touch this with an SLR you are wasting a good camera and if you don't like carrying extra lens round then maybe you are fooling yourself into thinking you need this gear at all?


So you don't mind carting 5 or 6 lenses with you on your holidays? With this and a 10-20 you have a very acceptable 2 lens kit.

"Waste of time" in the one breath, and then goes on to say he's got a Sigma 55-200 (oh dear) :whistling:
#27
I was looking to buy this one till I saw the rave reviews for the 17-70, went for that (and posted on here a week or so ago) and its excellent. If you can find them they are knocking them out for £149 which is a massive saving on the current cheapest on camerapricebuster.com. As someone else has said, aparently Jessops have had a disagreement with Sigma and wont be stocking their lenses except for pre-order so they are just shifting out current stock! GRAB EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT!!!!
#28
im sorry, just because this lens is reduced, it dosn't make it a good lens. i'd never ever fit junk like sigma or tamron or tokina etc on my canon bodies. seriously..invest in good quality lenses, not some rubbish thats at f6.3 on the tele end.
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bluefox9er
im sorry, just because this lens is reduced, it dosn't make it a good lens. i'd never ever fit junk like sigma or tamron or tokina etc on my canon bodies. seriously..invest in good quality lenses, not some rubbish thats at f6.3 on the tele end.


Great first post :roll: some of us consider ourselves to be keen amateurs and as such non Canon L lenses that cost the earth are FINE!!! I get sick of hearing the sort of tripe you are spouting being posted by lens snobs who just troll around these threads bragging about their "superior" kit! Lighten up and learn to take good photo's then it wont matter what kit you have, a GOOD photographer could take a GREAT picture with a disposable, brands mean nothing!!! :roll:

This is a GOOD lens at a GREAT price, ignore the troll!!! :whistling:
#30
Naith
Well maybe your copy isn't 'spot on' because it's on a par with the Nikkor 18-200 (BETTER according to What Camera). I've used both and will take the Sigma thank you :thumbsup:

Btw, please don't compare the 18-200mm with the Tamron 17-50 - they're obviously very different lenses for very different situations!!!


Or maybe this lens is slower than the Nikor and the Nikors image stabilastion allows two more stops than this. And even if it is not spot on, it represents a percentage of what other people will receive.

What are you talking about - The fact is that I use my Tamron as a walk about lens and use my feet if I need to zoom. As I had both these lenses (before selling this on ebay for £280) I am making an observation and not writing a magazine article.
#31
Spod
Oh dear, a whole 1/2 stop slower than most cheap zooms. Tragedy!

?


f6.3 may only be half a stop slower than f5.6 but the autofocus system only works reliably up to f5.6.

Why do you think Nikon have never made an autofocus lens slower than f5.6.

You may be pleased with the lens now, when you use it in the autumn when it is not so bright it will not focus accurately.
#32
Tim_UK
f6.3 may only be half a stop slower than f5.6 but the autofocus system only works reliably up to f5.6.

Why do you think Nikon have never made an autofocus lens slower than f5.6.

You may be pleased with the lens now, when you use it in the autumn when it is not so bright it will not focus accurately.


Tim speaks the truth. Replaced my Nikkor 18-55,55,200 with this a year back (for considerably more money!) and it hunts badly at 200mm in low light. take it out to 180mm and it focuses straight away.

However, the slow speed is irrelavent, thats what the OS compensates for. Using that, its comparable to f4.5 IMO.

I would not hesitate to buy again. The Nikon VR is double this price, and definately not double the quality.

Sample shots here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/schooleydoo/sets/
#34
I was given one of these. I've taken maybe 10 photos with it. I then went and bought the Nikon unit, I was than unimpressed. It made my D90 take photos that were worse than the compact it replaced.
#35
xenny
I was given one of these. I've taken maybe 10 photos with it. I then went and bought the Nikon unit, I was than unimpressed. It made my D90 take photos that were worse than the compact it replaced.


WHAT!?!?!? 10 photos is nowhere near enough to make a judgement call on ANY lens..... think you made a kneejerk reaction, which could have been very silly!!! :roll:
#36
When you take several photos, look at them, and notice the distance away where objects are in focus varies asymmetrically across the lens, it's a pretty easy decision.
#37
Good deal thanks :thumbsup:

I shall be selling my Sigma 70-300 lens, not sure what it's worth though anyone know?

piccy:

http://i28.tinypic.com/107q4xl.jpg
#38
jezzery
Or maybe this lens is slower than the Nikor and the Nikors image stabilastion allows two more stops than this. And even if it is not spot on, it represents a percentage of what other people will receive.

What are you talking about - The fact is that I use my Tamron as a walk about lens and use my feet if I need to zoom. As I had both these lenses (before selling this on ebay for £280) I am making an observation and not writing a magazine article.


"two more stops" - don't think so...

"a percentage of what other people will receive" - simply replace it if it's 'out'...

"use my feet if I need to zoom" - so why are telephoto zooms on the market if that's all you need to do...?

There's no such thing as a 'do-it-all' lens that can compete with 2 separate lenses (as long as the 2 are of 'half decent' quality). Period. OK, the Sigma is a bit slower at the 'long' end (and neither the Nikkor or Sigma are at their best at 200mm), but in real life see if it makes that huge difference many 'think' it makes.

What do you want? Convenience without breaking the bank (Sigma). Convenience at a high price (Nikkor). Once you're well into this game you'll be leaving the 18-200mm lens in the bag, only bringing it out when convenience is the order of the day...
#39
Rona7do;5905258
Good deal thanks :thumbsup:

I shall be selling my Sigma 70-300 lens, not sure what it's worth though anyone know?

piccy:

http://i28.tinypic.com/107q4xl.jpg


What fit is it?
#40
I've had the Sigma DC 18-200 non-OS lens on my 350D for years and it is a cracking lens, superb performance and quality and I've certainly noticed how superior it is when I have had to use other DSLRs with kit lenses.
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