The Sigma 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM II: A new stabilized super-zoom

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lens Review
Introduction | Sigma 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM II lens performance | Sigma 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM II vs competition: Sigma vs Nikon | Sigma 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM II vs competition: Sigma vs Canon | Conclusion

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM vs Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS vs Canon EF-S 18-200mm_F3.5-5.6 IS, all mounted on a Canon 7D

With only 6 points as its DxOMark overall score, the Canon is way, way behind the two Sigma lenses.

The advantages of the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM:

  • The best resolution.
  • Better correction of chromatic aberrations.
  • The most compact.
  • The lightest weight.
  • Better quality-to-price ratio.

The advantages of the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS:

  • Better distortion correction.
  • Better vignetting correction.
  • The least expensive.

The advantage of the Canon EF-S 18-200mm_F3.5-5.6 IS:

  • The brightest.