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Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
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Product Description

Sigma 55 - 200MM Lens for Canon SLR Camera 684-101 - This compact telephoto zoom lens was exclusively designed for use with digital SLR cameras. The image circle was designed to match the size of the image sensors of digital SLR cameras that also allows compact body and lightweight with overall length of 84.6mm (3.3in.), and weight of only 310g/10.9 ounces. It has a filter size of 55mm, maximum diameter of 70mm (2.7in.). This remarkably compact high performance zoom lens is ideally suited to a wide range of subjects. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 110cm (43.3in.) and maximum magnification of 1:4. Digital cameras having image sensors larger than APS-C size, and 35mm cameras, should not be used with these lenses. If such cameras are used, severe vignetting in the images may result. The angle of view varies depending on the camera the lens is mounted on

Features:
  • Canon EOS mount; telephoto zoom lens
  • 4.5x magnification
  • 55 to 200 mm focal length
  • f/4 maximum aperture
  • 43.3-inch minimum focusing distance

Customer Reviews:

  • Nice piece of glass
    This is a very nice piece of glass especially for the price. Would definitely recommend it to anyone on a budget. Shoots clear and precise, the zoom does have a little drag but no worse than the two Zukios that I have. Will certainly be my every day all around lens. ...more info
  • A word of warning.
    This lens is great for the money, a word of warning, it will not autofocus with the D40, D40x, or D60....more info
  • plastic build, light weight, surprising optics
    i briefly had this lens and though i traded it in, it's actually a pretty good deal for the money. anyone expecting a pro-quality lens or a 2.8 at this price is insane.

    the first thing you notice is that the build quality is super-plastic-y, even toy-like. that was a turn-off for me, but to get a better-made lens, you'll have to pay hundreds, if not thousands more -- the nikon 55-200 alternatives are also plastic, and sigma doesnt offer a 55-200 in an EX finish.

    still, the sigma 55-200 does have some advantages if you're not overly concerned with name-brand snob appeal. it autofocuses very quickly due to its short barrel and excels at tracking moving subjects handheld due to its light weight. and the optics are clearer and sharper than you would think, although there is a bit of fall-off at 200mm. this lens would obviously appeal to budget-minded shooters, but it would also be a good backup lens for travel for someone who doesnt want to drag along a lot of heavy glass. and at the price it's being offered for, you could easily buy two in case one breaks.

    note: unfortunately for d40 users, the sigma 55-200 has no internal motor, so your camera will not AF with it....more info
  • Great lens for the price
    I have written two reviews so far of this lens on my blog, and still cannot say enough good things about it. It has worked very well for me, enabling me to get some great moments with an elk in Rocky Mountain National Park as well as good shots of my daughter for her senior picture collection....more info
  • Excellent Lens - slightly warm tones - fixable though
    This is a very nice lens - I read several reviews and decided to go for it. The colors are a bit on the warmer side (more red than reality) - but you can fix it either on the camera (by lowering saturation) or on ACDSee (reduce red color).

    Perhaps a bit on the soft side, but I am learning that DSLR images are great and lend themselves to sharpening with any software without much noise or artifacts. After a tad bit of sharpening, its difficult to tell the picture apart from a much more expensive lens. Very nice background blur, so portraits at the park, or garden, or the beach look fantastic.

    Very pleased with the lens - for $149 its an amazing product....more info
  • A little loud, but sturdy and good range
    This lens picks up where my standard 18-55mm left off. I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT. The motor of the Sigma is kind of raspy, but my ear is also closer to the motor than everybody else's. Another thing - I wish the zoom wasn't so stiff. Other than that, the lens is good value. I think an equivalent from the Canon manufacturer was in the $200 range....more info
  • SIGMA 55-200
    Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
    I GOT THIS RIGHT AFTER I GOT MY CAMERA AND IT IS WELL WORTH THE MONEY GREAT LENS FOR THE PRICE...more info
  • VERY decent lens at a VERY affordable price
    Like you, before I bought this lens, I read through the different reviews. The price is surprising modest ... which made me a bit cautious. But to say the least, I was very pleasantly surprised.

    I used the lens on my Olympus Evolt 500, in a wide range of applications and instances. Outdoors and indoors, with and without a flash, at ISO speeds from 100-1600.

    The lens construction is solid. Finish is very high ... so it won't drag down the looks of your system. The zoom ring is a bit on the stiff side, but that actually helps in accurately framing and capturing your shots. The lens mounts cleanly and smoothly ... every bit as good as any of my three Olympus lenses.

    I've put this lens through it paces for approximately 6 months, shooting everything from weddings to landscapes ... and I am MORE than pleased. Images are razor-sharp with no color or image distortion. After using this lens, I would immediately consider other llenses from Sigma.

    An excellent buy at an excellent price!...more info
  • excellent quality for the price. if i get 2 years it'll be worth it.
    i used to shoot in my teens and 20's, avidly in 35mm. did'nt really do any photography seriously for several years then decided to get a digi 5 yrs ago. learned a little about digital processes then 3 years ago got a dslr. i shoot with H type small sensor camera, 1.6 ratio, though at some point i will move to a C size camera, maybe canon 50D, but for now i'll keep checking the reviews.
    digital photography is still relatively new, (10yrs), as compared to film. i'm old, (47), and relatively new to this medium so i'm letting others spend money and make the mistakes for me. that's why i got this BUDGET lens. good enough to learn with but not serious enough to shoot pro stuff. i'm a carpenter, not a pro photographer, but a fair photographer.
    i read some reviews about this lens before i bought it. and i based this purchase on its price, quality, purpose. some reviewers said it broke down about the 2 year mark. i guess it depends on how much handeling and abuse it gets. in 2 years i'm sure i'll already have moved along in expierence and equipment.
    oh, and another small point, i did'nt buy the lens on here, i got it on craigslist for 60 bucks. anyway, even if you do buy it from here you'll have an adequate amatuer medium telephoto lens it's sharp and works how it's suppose to. it fits in right beside the 18-55 zooms they have as "kit" lenses. if you're serious you should also consider a 35mm prime lens (standard field of view) and, or an 50mm prime for portraits....more info
  • overall- satisfied. especially for the price
    Given the specs on this lense, you should only expect to be able to use it at the long end of the telephoto range in good light levels.

    Overall - i've been absolutely satisfied for it, and can't get over the price. The only time i found myself wanting for a better lense, was an indoor graduation, low light levels, from very far away. The shots were dark, and when i slowed it down a bit to let in more light, i obviously got blurry pics.

    In every other situation, and in the mid telephoto ranges - the image quality has been excellent, and have not had a problem with the light. ...more info
  • Excellent Lens - slightly warm tones - fixable though
    This is a very nice lens - I read several reviews and decided to go for it. The colors are a bit on the warmer side (more red than reality) - but you can fix it either on the camera (by lowering saturation) or on ACDSee (reduce red color).

    Perhaps a bit on the soft side, but I am learning that DSLR images are great and lend themselves to sharpening with any software without much noise or artifacts. After a tad bit of sharpening, its difficult to tell the picture apart from a much more expensive lens. Very nice background blur, so portraits at the park, or garden, or the beach look fantastic.

    Very pleased with the lens - for $149 its an amazing product....more info
  • It's okay for the $$$$$
    The lens is average. The zoom quality is mediocre and the edges do get a tad fuzzy. You get what you pay for. It will do what I need for the time in which I have it....more info