The Ideal Lens for Travel Photography
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