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Sigma 50-200mm f4-5.6 DC OS HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras with APS C Sensors

by Sigma

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  • 686955

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 259.1 x 188 x 10.2 cm ; 422 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 50-200mm OS Nikon
  • ASIN: B002330GOW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 April 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Description

This compact high-performance telephoto zoom lens incorporates Sigma′s own Optical Stabilizer function. The lens incorporates SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in the front lens groups and is equipped with an inner focusing system to provide high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. The incorporation of HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high-speed auto focus. The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function effectively eliminates the effects of camera shake so subjects can be easily and clearly seen in the viewfinder as well as in the image. It allows the use of shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than normal for steady, handheld photography. For Sony and Pentax mounts the built-in OS System allows the photographer to see the stabilized image in the viewfinder and can be used as an alternative with cameras having built-in image stabilization. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Kerr TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Dec 2010
This is the Sigma 50-200mm DSLR telephoto zoom lens designed for Nikon cameras with a "Nikon F" mount as well as other compatible cameras.

It features a lens aperture of F4-5.6, 4x optical zoom, and a 55mm thread size (which can been changed by using stepping rings if necessary.) The biggest selling point of this lens however is the optical image stabilization and Hypersonic motor - both of which is a surprising but welcome addition to a "budget lens."

It does however have its problems that no doubt reflect the price tag. Many images lack sharpness and also produce results that seem soft in places. Chromatic aberration and even some barrel distortion does occur towards the telephoto end of the lens that is difficult to compensate for. Finally focusing can be a problem in low light conditions.

However there are plenty of redeeming features here that save the lens. I've already mentioned the OIS and HS motor, but build quality is pretty good. It feels solid constructed of plastic and rubber but it's not overly lightweight or heavy. It excels at portraits especially at 50-70mm focal length, and the Super Multi-Layer Coating does manage to reduce flare and helps to improve contrast. Giving the light conditions and some practice it is possible to produce some stunning images.

Also worth a note is the whisper quite motor, which helps you to take picture of wildlife without disturbing them, and the image stabilizer does work well.

It doesn't come with any extras such as a lens hood or lens pouch, but for just over £150.00 (correct when buying and reviewing) it still represents great value for money when taking into account what is included and the possibilities that it presents.

If you're looking for a budget telephoto zoom lens this is one of the better ones that I've seen in recent times and is well worth short listing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Zabavnik on 23 Mar 2013
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No it is not a big lens, in fact it is the opposite -mit is a small light lens. It is the next purchase to the kit lens going up. yes it is low cost but for all that is does a good job if you are not able to afford the big stuff and it only sticks out about an inch at max extension.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Graham on 19 Mar 2013
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I found this Sigma lens to be of a very good build quality, and is made in Japan. What really made me choose the Sigma lens was the fact, that the lens mount is made of metal. The auto focus is quick and virtually silent in use. The image quality is very good, even at the high end of the tele-photo.
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