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Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC (Nikon AF) @ Jessops 39.97
Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC (Nikon AF) @ Jessops 39.97

Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC (Nikon AF) @ Jessops 39.97

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Looks like a great deal... its on clearance though
doesnt look like has been posted and is close 10 100+ elsewhere
read thru the end... another one at sale for someone who wants to build the complete kit...

[Thanks to OP for the camera bag deal at 0.97 that made me look thru the site]

Specs
* Focal Length: 55-200mm
* Minimum Aperture: F22
* Lens Construction: 10 Elements in 9 Groups
* Angle of View: 29.0° - 8.1°
* Number of Diaphragm Blades: 8 pcs
* Minimum Focusing Distance: 110cm
* Maximum Magnification: 1:4.5
* Filter Size: 55mm
* Lens Hood: Bayonet Hood
* Dimensions (DxL): 70x84.6mm
* Weight: 310g

Also avl is 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC (Nikon AF) 39.97 [Same price]
Both 38.77 possibly thru 3% Quidco and free in store pickup...
cheers

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Cracking price. Half decent lens. There's a 18-50mm DC lens for the same price too. I've used this lens for a couple of years - stunning value at uner £40.00

Heat added

Go through Quidco and get 3% cashback too

A great find for a top quality product.

ordered one, was going to buy a month or too back at £80 so I'm well chuffed.

Great price, hot.

The aperture isn't very small so low-light shots without a flash might be problematic. Still, a decent enough lens and a bloody good one at that price.

does this one work with the nikon d40?

i think the lenses need to be motorised, and the ones i have does state af-s.

unfortunately it won't work with the D40.

It's a real shame - it's the one lens I actually have. Point me at a 50mm for the same price and I'll bite your arm off.

Nice find. Voted Hot (can't vote very hot cos there isn't a button):thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

This is a great priced lens for any casual photographer that wants more than the standard 55 or 70mm kit lenses offer.:thumbsup:

newsgroupmonkey;2111253

unfortunately it won't work with the D40.It's a real shame - it's the one … unfortunately it won't work with the D40.It's a real shame - it's the one lens I actually have. Point me at a 50mm for the same price and I'll bite your arm off.Nice find. Voted Hot (can't vote very hot cos there isn't a button):thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Are you sure about that?
popphoto.com/len…tml
Review here suggests it does.
Would be interested to have this confirmed, as I have a D40 and have reserved one at my local Jessops.

Cheers,

Johnnypanic

Typical, no HD on the 18-50mm and none in my local stores

Bummer but great find

Think no autofocus with d40

D40 lens has to have autofocus in the lens as not in camera body

Original Poster

johnnypanic;2111337

Are you sure about … Are you sure about that?http://www.popphoto.com/lensreview/sigma-55-200mm_f_._4-5.6_dc_af.htmlReview here suggests it does.Would be interested to have this confirmed, as I have a D40 and have reserved one at my local Jessops.Cheers,Johnnypanic



Would be great if you can confirm that... if the autofocus works...
was thinking of starting the exercise of DSLR kit in reverse with the lenses coming first... looks like wont be possible if these arent compatible with D40 or D40X ?

please excuse my ignorance on this subject as im just starting out with digital slr cameras. But would this lens fit the Canon Eos 400d?? i know it staes nikon above but was just wondering?? if not how would i know in the future what lenses fit the canon eos 400d??cheersfrank

FRANK;2112156

please excuse my ignorance on this subject as im just starting out with … please excuse my ignorance on this subject as im just starting out with digital slr cameras. But would this lens fit the Canon Eos 400d?? i know it staes nikon above but was just wondering?? if not how would i know in the future what lenses fit the canon eos 400d??cheersfrank



No, it must say Canon AF.

well looking at that site above popphoto.com it syas its compatible with canon af. that was why i was wondering

FRANK;2112199

well looking at that site above popphoto.com it syas its compatible with … well looking at that site above popphoto.com it syas its compatible with canon af. that was why i was wondering



There are different versions to suit the various manufacturers

Third party lenses (eg: Sigma and Tamron) will come in a variety of mounts. So this lens will be available in Nikon and Canon (as well as others) mounts. I've not looked, but I guess this offer is only available on the Nikon mount of this lens.

Sigma are intoducing a HSM (ie with a focus motor built in) version of this lens which would work with a D40 but I imagine it will be more like £100+ for that.

This is a good price for what it is - on of my favourite photos was taken with the 18-50mm version of this lens.

I believe you can use this with a Nikon D40, but as previous poster said it will not autofocus. It is a great price though if you can find stock. I am guessing that lenses for DSLR's will come down in future as more people switch and therefore may be better to wait.

Just to clarify the D40 question - the exact same lense exists but with "HSM" at the end - Hyper Sonic Motor. That's the one you need to get autofocus on the D40, D40x and D60. For a full list of lenses that work with the D40 etc,

nikonians.org/for…age=

Kallisti;2112343

Just to clarify the D40 question - the exact same lense exists but with … Just to clarify the D40 question - the exact same lense exists but with "HSM" at the end - Hyper Sonic Motor. That's the one you need to get autofocus on the D40, D40x and D60. For a full list of lenses that work with the D40 etc, http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=152&topic_id=13319&mesg_id=13319&page=



Just looked at that list and went "Ooh, 400mm VR f/2.8 ... oh, £6000!" - £40 quid is looking a particularly good price.

Original Poster

o_t_e;2112296

Sigma are intoducing a HSM (ie with a focus motor built in) version of … Sigma are intoducing a HSM (ie with a focus motor built in) version of this lens which would work with a D40 but I imagine it will be more like £100+ for that.This is a good price for what it is - on of my favourite photos was taken with the 18-50mm version of this lens.



You are right... maybe thats the reason they are clearing these ones (non hsm) up...
the hsm is 150 at Jessops...
jessops.com/Sto…spx

Just bought this one: 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC (Nikon AF) - I'm picking it up tomorrow. TOp deal, thanks. Voted hot!

this lens is available in the Canon AF fit but i beleive is instore only i bought one yesterday for my 400d

Have just reserved - can anyone say whether this will work with an F401 - I know, an antique!

Nice OP, shame not HSM model (which is about £200 - u might as well go with Nikon 55-200mm with VR) which will AF on the D40's.

Incidentally found a 10% Sigma lens on their site, which brings the cost down to: £35.97!!!
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Use voucher code FREEINDEX for another 5% off this.

Good deal!

Am I right in thinking then that it will work with the D40 but only on manual focus? Am still picking up the SLR lingo - sorry guys.

Top deal. D40 here too, so presume it'll work but just on manual focus. Will try and confirm that

I couldn't live without VR on a telephoto lens now, but for £40 I'm sure a lot of people could! A tripod is perhaps a must for a lot of scenarios with this lens. Or just take a few consecutive shots of the same subject to increase the likelihood of getting a great, sharp shot. With flash memory as cheap as it is these days, why not?

This opinion is coming from someone with a Nikon 55-200mm VR who has compared VR switched on and off. I'd expect the Nikon optical quality to be a little better, too, but we're talking in the region of £120-£140 for this lens. The Nikon 55-200mm is still very much a budget lens though.

As others have mentioned though, simply because of the price, this is most likely to be considered by D40/x users who won't be able to auto-focus with it on their cameras. Someone with the likes of a D70/80, where the lens would auto-focus OK, is less likely to go for a lens in this price bracket.

Sadly the Canon version is £99.99

Bargain! Just ordered one from Nottingham branch. Thanks for the find.

nordavoe;2112737

this lens is available in the Canon AF fit but i beleive is instore only … this lens is available in the Canon AF fit but i beleive is instore only i bought one yesterday for my 400d



how much did you pay??

Poor plastic lenses. Get yourself a fixed f2.8 so you don't have to worry about changing aperture as you zoom. Sigma are a poor copy of superior lenses. If you have a DSLR, spend the money on a more worthwhile lens, even if it means saving for a bit longer.

diehardtiger;2114254

Poor plastic lenses. Get yourself a fixed f2.8 so you don't have to … Poor plastic lenses. Get yourself a fixed f2.8 so you don't have to worry about changing aperture as you zoom. Sigma are a poor copy of superior lenses. If you have a DSLR, spend the money on a more worthwhile lens, even if it means saving for a bit longer.



Its under 40 quid!!!!!!!

the argument here is not whether its the best lens money can but but on whether it is a bargain.

voted hot

Picked mine up at the Manchester Deansgate store. The store Manager said its a bargain and had to double check the price before he would give it me!
I can also confirm it works fine on the Nikon D40x, only that its manual focus only. The guy in the shop said master using manual focus, and you'll find your photos are more the way YOU want them...
Im still an amateur but it seems pretty easy to me.
BARGAIN!

It's not a bargain if you're going to grow out of it when you learn how to use your camera properly.

diehardtiger;2115710

It's not a bargain if you're going to grow out of it when you learn how … It's not a bargain if you're going to grow out of it when you learn how to use your camera properly.



well in that case lets all buy 4000 quid lenses.... and our own studios while we are at it....

diehardtiger;2114254

Poor plastic lenses. Get yourself a fixed f2.8 so you don't have to … Poor plastic lenses. Get yourself a fixed f2.8 so you don't have to worry about changing aperture as you zoom. Sigma are a poor copy of superior lenses. If you have a DSLR, spend the money on a more worthwhile lens, even if it means saving for a bit longer.


Yeah, you could pick up the Nikon F2.8 lens that goes up to 200mm for just 25 times the price of this :thumbsup:
Nothing wrong with Sigma lenses, especially as this is clearly not aimed at pros, it's for people who only have an 18-55 kit lens and would like to try something with more reach without spending a fortune. Great deal.

This might be of interest for the D40 users.]see posts from dpreview
also see description of lens: ]from slrgear

If lens is available in Jessops, you could always take your camera along and ask to take some test shots using your camera. Our local branches are fairly helpfu and don't mind.

Charlie Brown
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