Sigma 18-50 f2.8, Nikon D200

I’ll keep this one brief. If you are at all looking for a lens in the 18-50 range, this one should be all you need. I use it on my D200 and love it. Fast, crisp and versatile. I used it for a wedding recently and found I didn’t need to change the lens at all, but did have to move in closer to the subjects. I used it at a conference recently and found it coped pretty well with the very low light levels. I love the crispness of the image and whilst I can see some slight vignetting in the corners at each end of the zoom range, it is not significant enough to make me stop using it. Go and try it yourself – make sure it is the HSM version, and you won’t be disappointed.

I am now wondering about the 18-200 lens I have written about previously… this new one knocks spots off it at equivalent zoom range, so I might well be looking to replace the older one. Maybe I ought to try the Nikkor 18-200 VR lens… anyone managed to get hold of one for less than £500, and if so, what do you think of it?

3 thoughts on “Sigma 18-50 f2.8, Nikon D200

  • 17 September, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I have the sigma, arrived today and really looking forward to using it. I was going to buy the 18-200mm, but from speaking to others who have it on a D300 they felt that it was a jack of all trades and a master of none. So i bought the 80-200mm F2.8 and wow what a lens. Heavy, but easy to hold it knocks spots of the competion. With this and the sigma is all I intend to use.

  • 17 September, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Robert – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, but let me know how you get on with it. I am now also using a prime 50mm (Nikkor 1.8) and find it quite simply amazing for the money.

    I am still looking for the 18-200 VR at an affordable price, but am happy for now with the glass I have got 🙂

  • 18 September, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Hi, I know the 50mm is a loverly crisp fast lens and as cheap as chips. It is always in my bag as well.

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