Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer) in a velvet case

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Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

I have already mentioned more than once that it is very difficult to find an exact list of lens versions and subversions from third-party manufacturers, especially for Sigma lenses. This time I was lucky to take paired shots of two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer) of different years of production.

Differences between subversions:

  • Different body design. The 2006 version is covered with Sigma velvet.
  • Various labels and inscriptions. The 'Optical Stabilizer' lettering is in different places on the lens under-versions. The velvet version uses the focal length line mark.
  • The velvet version is older, it began to be released in 2006. The lens has received the classic body in 2007.
  • Perhaps the lenses are recycled inside. It is also possible that the 2007 version received a new enlightenment.

Otherwise, the lenses are identical.

I want to note that the inscription 'HSM' is available only in lenses for Nikon cameras. For Pentax, Sigma, Sony / Minolta and Canon cameras, the lens came without an 'HSM' motor.

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Two versions of Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)

Below is a a list of all lenses with a focal length of 18-200mm for digital SLR cameras:

Below is a list of all hyper-zooms for SLR cameras with an APS-C sensor and a focal length range greater than or equal to the classic 18-200 mm. Tamron / Sigma lenses were made for different mounts.

Tamron:

  1. Model A14 Tamron AF 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 (IF) Aspherical LD ​​XR DiII Macro, February 2005. In March 2008, a model for Nikon cameras appears Tamron model A14 NII (with built-in focus motor).
  2. PROMASTER DIGITAL XR EDO AF Aspherical LD ​​(IF) 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 Macrois a model Tamron model a14 under the brand Promaster.
  3. Model B018 Tamron AF 18-200 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di II VCAugust 2015.
  4. Model A18 Tamron AF 18-250 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro, September 2006. In December 2007, a model appears for Nikon cameras Tamron model A18 NII (with built-in focus motor).
  5. Model B003 Tamron AF 18-270 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 Di II LD [IF] Aspherical VC MacroJuly 2008.
  6. Model B008 Tamron AF 18-270 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZDDecember 2010.
  7. Model B008TS Tamron AF 18-270 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZDSeptember 2016.
  8. Model B016 Tamron AF 16-300 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro, February 2014.
  9. Model B028 Tamron 18-400 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLDJune 2017.

Sigma:

  1. Sigma zoom dc 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3, February 2005.
  2. Quantaray 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 Dio Multi-Coated, previous lens under the delusion of 'Quantaray'
  3. Sigma zoom dc 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 (+ -HSM) OS (Optical Stabilizer)September 2006 velvet or smooth black body. The HSM motor is only available on Nikon camera lenses.
  4. Quantaray 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 Dio OS (+ -HSM) Multi-Coated, previous lens under the delusion of 'Quantaray'.
  5. Sigma zoom dc 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 II HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)October 2011.
  6. Sigma 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM MACRO | C (Contemporary, Optical Stabilizer), January 2014.
  7. Sigma zoom dc 18-250 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)January 2009
  8. Sigma zoom dc 18-250 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 Macro HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)June 2012.
  9. Sigma 18-300 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM MACRO | C (Contemporary, Optical Stabilizer)September 2014.

Nikon:

  1. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF AsphericalNovember 2005.
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF AsphericalJuly 2009.
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-300 mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF AsphericalJune 2012.
  4. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-300 mm 1: 3.5-6.3G ED SWM VR IF AsphericalApril 2014.

Sony:

  1. Sony AF DT 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3most likely uses an optical circuit Tamron model a14.
  2. minolta AF DT 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3Dmost likely uses an optical circuit Tamron a14
  3. Sony AF DT 3.5-6.3 /18-250, since 2007, most likely uses optical design Tamron model a18..

Pentax:

  1. SMC Pentax-DA 1: 3.5-6.3 18-250 mm AL[IF], October 2007, most likely uses an optical circuit Tamron model a18.
  2. SMC Pentax-DA 1: 3.5-6.3 18-270 mm ED SDM, September 2012, most likely uses an optical circuit Tamron model b008.
  3. Samsung 18-250 1: 3.5-6.3, with Pentax KAF2 mount, 2008, (most likely uses optical design Tamron model a18.

Canon:

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6 IS (Optical Sbabilizer)August 2008.

Thank you for attention. Arkady Shapoval.

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Comments: 13, on the topic: Sigma Zoom DC 18-200mm 1: 3.5-6.3 HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer) in a velvet case

  • anonym

    Good afternoon!
    It seems to me that the manufacturer decided to make an easy "restyling" and possibly eliminate minor problems, well, how do programmers write a program with version 1.0.0, and then a couple of weeks later an update 1.0.1 comes out and it turns out that the letter was changed somewhere))

    The question is not quite on the topic, although it also concerns zooms.
    I choose between two lenses for crop: Tokina AT-X 535 PRO DX Nikon F 50-135mm and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D (MKII). I will shoot portraits, for myself, so to speak family photos. In the token, the fear of backlash and a kind of slow autofocus are embarrassing, but I like that it is twice as much as the last one.

    The opinion of the author and readers of the site is interesting. The price is similar, focal suits me both.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Tokina on Nikon has trouble focusing. Focus adjustment is not treated. 80-200 2.8 uncomfortable due to the piston. I would recommend taking a proven 80-200 mc3. If you want something cheaper, then Sigma 50-150 2.8.

    • Igor

      I vote for Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D. To register horizontal bars / dumbbells for hands, I think weight is not a very important parameter for a quality result.

    • Eugene o

      As the owner of Tokina, I strongly advise against taking it. My copy had focusing problems mentioned by Arkady: 50 mm less back focus than 135 mm, you know, this cannot be cured. Another 135 mm, in some shooting positions, there was a spontaneous decrease in focal (!) - to 110 mm somewhere, you had to hold the focusing ring with your hand constantly. The photo quality from this lens is, IMHO, overrated.

      For a family photo, it is better to take something else, maybe darker. Personally, I look closely at 70-200 f / 4 (not to be confused with 70-210 f / 4), it is amazingly fast and sharp, distortion is not so pronounced at the crop. But it costs a lot new ...

      • Andrei

        and I have a canon and 535 token and there are no problems with focus -)

    • wj

      I am the owner of Tokina AT-X 535 PRO DX. The lens is interesting for its compact size and body quality. It feels like you are holding a thing in your hands. But as for the characteristics, then, alas, it is far from ideal. My copy also had back focus, although it was compensated by setting the focus adjustment in the camera to the maximum possible -20. The lens's sharpness is very good (at least on the 16 megapixel D7000, the same is said by the tests on the net), but the bokeh disappointed me, it was somehow “nervous”. A typical problem of many Tokins is a strong backlighting of the frame and quite noticeable chromatic aberrations (however, they are easily removed during post-processing in a RAW converter).

      Later, on the occasion of a discount, I bought my native Nikon 70-200 / 4 - here it pleases me much more, even if it is a slightly different field of berries. No problems with back focus, also excellent sharpness and what is important to me - much softer bokeh than tokina. But this lens is not very suitable for crop because of its focal length, it is better to use it on a full frame.

      And 80-200 / 2.8 I would not take at all, half a kilogram of weight is still a lot. And no gym can compensate for them - pulling dumbbells for 10 minutes is not the same as holding a heavy lens for several hours. But alas, there are practically no zooms under the crop of light light bodies. There was also the Sigma 50-150 / 2.8, already removed from production, which, according to tests on the network, was slightly inferior to Tokin in sharpness, but it won in focusing speed and resisted light exposure better.

      If the main purpose of the purchase is to shoot portraits, then perhaps I would be eyeing the 85 / 1.8 portrait lens. It will easily surpass zooms in this field, and will cost about the same. High-aperture zooms are intended rather for shooting events, when you often have to shoot from anywhere and the possibility of zooming comes in handy. With a leisurely portrait, no one will rush you and you can easily choose the shooting point yourself, so that the fix will not limit your compositional decisions.

  • Pastor

    I wonder what kind of model I had. There was a tamron of 18-200 without a stub. But at the same time, there was no autofocus switch on the case. As I understand it, on both models A14N and A14NII this switch is. It was just on Nikon. Apparently, they had a whole bunch of very similar glasses produced there. It seems that now everything has become a little easier, if there is 16-300, then it is the same everywhere.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      For Nikon cameras, the Tamron 18-200 lens without a motor and with a motor was made without a switch. The switch is only available in versions for Kenon, and possibly for other systems.

      • Pastor

        Ahh, here it all cleared up, thanks :)

  • Nick

    For Anonymous, I have such a token, but there is a problem with back-focus, but on d7100 I set the correction to -15 and everything became ok. The focusing speed will be similar to Nikon 80-200 (MK2), I won’t tell you for sharpness, but for a token at 50mm f2.8 in the center, the sharpness is the same as for a nikon 50mm f1.8zh at aperture 2.8, the edges of course have tokens less harsh. With Nikon, it is true that at first it will not be customary to change focal lengths. Of course nikon 80-200 (MK3) would be preferable.

  • Sergey (anonymous questioner)

    I did not even expect such activity and help with the choice!

    Many thanks to the author of the site and all amateur photographers and the professional! When a person is at a crossroads, then additional information becomes very valuable!

    At the moment, I have weighed the pros and cons (I think the decision is not final). Now there is Nikon 35-70d 2.8, the specimen is good, it has everything and the volume and color, I did not see any problems with sharpness, you get used to it quickly. Now I wanted something new, but without losing the old. I love portraits, but with a large company of 35, not everyone climbs, I wanted a wider angle, but I do not really want to lose the long end. Like it or not, but a portrait for 60-200 will go to me more than 40-50. The compromise is 24-70 2.8, but I can’t get the cashier out of the family budget ((

    I found a compromise in the following, I’m now considering the option nikkor 17-55 2.8 ed, I still have Jupiter-37a, 55 is not 50 and I will almost have a portrait on the long end, but no, I’ll wear Jupiter and buy 85 over time )))

  • Denis

    incomplete review
    the new lens has a bayonet cap with a finer notch pitch)))

  • Maksim

    The Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM for Nikon is my first lens.
    After I got hold of other glasses and appeared, with which to compare, I realized how unsharp it is, especially around the edges.
    As they sometimes write in such cases in reviews, the lens has a "pronounced soft effect", and if we call things by their proper names - soap soap :)

    If you do not use a special lock, then the trunk strives to leave in a lowered state. In the place of contact of the leaving parts of the trunk, black spraying wore off over time. Because of what, he now has somewhat lost his marketable appearance for the secondary market. Due to its size, the lens casts a shadow on the photo when shooting with an on-camera flash.

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