I decided to treat myself a few months back with a new lens. I hate the canon 18-55mm kit lens that came with my 350D. (6 years ago!!) and I love my canon 50-200mm lens. but I hate having to change lenses. Every time I change a lens I have to do it super fast for fear of dust! DUST!!

I couldn’t justify the Canon equivalent so I went for the Sigma, now take note, I bought the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC and not the Sigma AF18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Optical Stabilizer Lens one.

My reasons.

  • OS (optical stabalisation as opposed to canons Image stabalisation) is not all that its cracked up to be. (I’m justifying here!! and If I need a zoom I’ll use my actual zoom lens!)
  • Price £181.40 vs £294.00! If I wanted to spend £300 on a lens I’d get a 50mm 1.4!
  • The red stripe. Yes, if you’ll note from yesterdays post I’m slowly faking a 5dmk ii!

Other things you should know about this lens.

  • The build quality is amazing. It feels sturdy, if a little on the heavy side.
  • Comes with a lens hood. Makes me feel more like a professional *nuffsaid* (although it will mess with my flash if I use it. :( )
  • The photo quality is good, MUCH better than my 18-55mm but not so good as my canon 50-250mm
  • for £181 I got a lens that does it all and I know that if Greg uses my camera when I’m not in I wont have a heart attack if he changes the lens.

 

Sigma 18-200mm

Sigma 18-200mm
Sigma 18-200mm
Sigma 18-200mm
Sigma 18-200mm
Sigma 18-200mm