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Are lenses by the independent makers as good as those by the camera makers? "Often, yes. Over the years we've seen many examples where the lenses from the top three independents -- Sigma, Tamron, Tokina -- perform on a par with equivalent lenses from the camera makers, and occasionally even better. For instance, we recently tested the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS AF zoom, which performed optically a notch better than Nikon's 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G DX Nikkor VR AF-S ($700, street) and about on a par with Canon's most comparable zoom, the 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM ($2,200, street). The image stabilization of the three lenses was competitive (Canon and Sigma, 2-3 stops' advantage; Nikon, 3-4 stops'). The Sigma, at $549 (street), costs $130 less than the Nikon and $1,650 less than the Canon. Of course, like the camera makers, the independents have multiple lens lines, and their premium-grade optics can be nearly as expensive as the camera makers' top glass. Similarly, kit lenses and other inexpensive zooms from camera makers can challenge the independents on both price and quality.Sigma Lenses

Sigma offers a number of less expensive alternatives, and they do not equate to lower quality and image features. At times getting the Sigma is well worth the money, particullarly a Sigma with the EX designation. EX lenses have a propensity to encompass great build and image features. Sigma is also reknown for it's standard primes such as the 30mm and 50mm lenses. In certain focal lengths like in the 100-500mm series, Sigma has an illustrious collection featuring affordable prices and engineering not found in Canon or Nikon lenses.nearly all Sigma lenses are manufactured in mounts for Nikon, Canon, Minolta/Sony, Pentax and of course Sigma.

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 APS-C Lenses - Serious Vignetting on Film an Full Sensor Cameras
Full Frame and APS-C Lenses
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
 Announced Feb 20, 2010. Updated 12/05/2010  ✓
SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM

SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM  
Typical internet price: $649. 
Feb 16, /2011
Announced Mar 2009. ✓

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM 
Typical internet price: $479.00
5 Star Rating

Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM

Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
Announced 2003.
Typical internet price: $670.00.

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens
Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Announced Sep 19, 2016
5 Star Rating
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Announced Feb 20, 2010. Updated Apr 18, 2011 ✓
Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC MACRO HSM
Typical internet price: $335.00. 

Sigma 18-125mm f3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
Sigma 18-125mm f3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
Typical internet price: $304.00.
Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 
Updated 8/23/08
Typical internet price: $430.00

Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Typical internet price: $529. 

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM 
Typical internet price: $899.00
Sep 3, 2011 ✓

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Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Lens  
Announced Oct 16, 2013
Posted Mar 5, 2014
Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Lens
Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Announced Jan 19, 2015 Wideangle zoom lens Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet 588
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Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
Announced Feb 23, 2016 Telephoto zoom lens Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Sigma SA Bayonet

Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM telezoom Lens
Announced Feb 20, 2010
Typical Internet Price $1.399
Jan 18, 2011 ✓

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS 
Released Sep 4, 2009
Updated  Jun 2, 2011 ✓
Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG APO MACRO

Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG APO MACRO 
Typical internet price: $239.00. Oct 17, 2011 ✓


Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM 
Announced Sep 21, 2010
Typical Internet Price $2,999.

Apr 18, 2011 ✓
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG.
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG
Revised article Nov 9, 2014
Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM
Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM
Revisited article Nov 9, 2014
Sigma 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000mm EX APO DG

Sigma 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000mm EX APO DG  
Typical internet price: $29,000.00.


Sigma 300-800mm f5.6 EX IF APO HSM

Sigma 300-800mm f5.6 EX IF APO HSM

Typical internet price $10,000.


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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
Sigma 18-50mm f3.5-5.6 DC
Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 EX DG

Sigma 28-300.
Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG. APO HSM
Sigma 55-200mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DL MACRO Super

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