SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM FLD

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The Ideal Lens for Travel Photography

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM FLD Lens Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM version II superzoom lens. This newest edition adds the Sigma FLD glass, a 'fluorite-like' glass developed in cooperation with Hoya with a revised narrower body plus 18 elements within 14 groups, in place of the 13 groups in the previous lens There is mounts for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Sony systems,  there's no optical stabilization for Pentax or Sony as they both have an in-camera system). Suggested retail is around $720. The zoom ratio is 11.1x and exclusively designed DSLR cameras, using the original Optical Stabilizer (OS) function and provides a wide shooting array from wide angle thru telephoto. An easy way to tell the new lens apart from the old one is the addition of a new red ring around the top

The new successor to it's 18-200mm lens that was announced back in in June of 2007. The ideal lens for travel photography featuring a compact layout and a short 87.7mm. length This lens contains the new FLD "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements, which performs on par to fluorite glass, plus there's Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements providing exceptional color aberration correction. Aspherical lenses provide exceptional correction for all sorts of distortion and aberrations.

There's a Super Multi-Layer Lens Coat to reduce ghosting and flare, guaranteeing high quality photos throughout it's entire zoom range. The Sigma Optical Stabilizer (OS) system delivers effective correction of nearly 4 stops, providing trouble-free handheld photography. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures stealth, quick auto focus while the inner focusing system abolishes rotation of the front lens element, Allowing the lens to be suitable for the included petal-style lens hood plus circular polarizer filters. A 7 blade rounded diaphragm delivers a pleasing blur to your images out of focus areas. Oct 7, 2011 ✓

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Specifications
Overview
Lens style35mm zoom
Max Format Size 35mm  
Lens focal length18-200mm  
Stabilization type OS
Camera mount Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Sony
Angle of view 76.5-8.1 degrees  
Maximum magnification ratio 1:3.8  
Aperture
Largest aperture opening  
Smallest aperture opening f/22  
Includes aperture ring    
Total diaphragm blades 7 Blades (Rounded Diaphragm)
Optics
Total Elements 18  
Number of Groups 14  
Coatings / special elements    
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 45cm/17.7in.  
Autofocus type Yes
Motor HSM  
Full time manual focus    
Focusing method    
Lens distance scale    
Depth of field scale    
Physical
Overall weight490g (17.3oz.)  
Lens diameter Diameter 75.3mm (3.0in)  
Overall length Length 87.7mm (3.5in)  
Construction materials Plastic /metal mount  
class="label">Lens ColorBlack  
Zooming method    
Filter thread size 62mm  
Lens hood included Petal  


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