Sigma's 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM is the successor to the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, which was launched in 2007. The lens has been updated to include the company's new "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements, which perform like fluorite glass and significantly improve lens performance. The FLD glass now complements the lens' other, Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and aspherical lenses, which already provide excellent correction of color aberration.
Ideal for beginner and professional photographers alike, this 11.1x high-zoom ratio lens is designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras and incorporates Sigma's Optical Stabilization (OS) system, which allows for high-performance, handheld, close-up photography.
The enhanced multipurpose zoom lens offers photographers the opportunity to capture wide-angle shots such as scenic, landscape and group photos, and, at the long end, is well-suited for candid portraits and sports action photography. With a compact body and length of just 3.5 inches, the lens is lightweight and easy to handle for photographers who are on the move.
The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM also incorporates Sigma's Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) system to produce quiet, high-speed auto focus, it includes the Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, ensuring high quality images throughout the entire zoom range, and its rounded, seven-blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of images.