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 Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, all mounted on a Nikon D90

On a Nikon D90, the DxOMark scores are very close, with 10 and 12 points for the Sigmas, respectively, and 9 points for the Nikon. So the Sigma lenses stay in the lead.

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

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

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

  • Better correction of distortions.
  • The least expensive.

The advantages of the Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED:

  • The best resolution.
  • The brightest.
  • Better control of vignetting.