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Sigma 50-200 mm f/4-5.6 DC OS HSM

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 50-200 mm f/4-5.6 DC OS HSM
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 50 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/4 - 5.6
Angle of view 27.9 - 7.1 o
Closest focusing distance 1.1 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type HSM
Lens Construction 14 elements / 10 groups
Filter diameter 55 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Sigma
Pentax K
Canon EF-S
Dimensions 74.4 x 101.9 mm
Weight 0 g
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Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. Francis
    Francis 14 December 2013, 08:37
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    IP 110.20.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 159.00
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Soft at 200mm. This is what most reviews say and you think well how often will I use it at 200mm? When your daughter has her first ballet performance that's when. And then the photos that you really want to archive are less than what they could have been had you not been so stingy with equipment..

    Pros: Cheap cheap cheap. Plus HSM and in lens stabiliser. Even though Pentax cameras have in body stabilisation I suspect that lens based at longer focal lengths might be better. But in truth if you really need it take a tripod.

    Summary: Good value for money. Great way to work out if you need such a zoom. Then if it's a focal length you'd use more than just occasionally invest five times as much in a better one. Even for amateurs, recording key family events are worth it.

  2. Duron Maniac
    Duron Maniac 12 August 2012, 18:14
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    IP 200.158.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Sigma external finish.

    Pros: HSM ultrassonic motor, metal bayonet, good image quality, excelent optical stabilizer performance. Better build quality than Canon 55-250 IS

    Summary: Great quality for it's price.

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