The new Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Lens For Canon Mount  is updated with FLD glass which have the performance equal to fluorite glass and SLD glass provides excellent correction of color aberration. Portraits are also within these lenses capabilities.
The Do-It-All Lens. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM is an all purpose lens offers convenience and features on all levels. Its versatility allows the photographer to capture wide angle photos such as scenic, landscape or group photography and at the telephoto end is great for sports action. Compact and lightweight it's easy to carry and it will always deliver amazing images.
- Compact multi purpose with 11x zoom ratio
- FLD glass with performance equal to fluorite
- *Optical Stabilizer (OS) is not available for the Sony and Pentax
- Lens hood, front & rear caps
Compact High Zoom Ratio Lens with OS (Optical Stabilizer) This 11.1x high zoom ratio lens incorporates Sigma's original OS function and offers a broad shooting range from wide angle to telephoto. The latest optical technology enables easy handheld photography with a compact construction and length of just 87.7mm, making it ideal for various scenes such as landscape, general photography and sport. This compact construction guarantees excellent mobility. FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite, SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, and aspherical lens elements provide high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures fast and quiet auto-focusing. *Sony and Pentax mounts are not incorporated with OS function. *For Pentax mount, if the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available. Compact whilst keeping high optical performance The SIGMA 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 June 2007. This lens features the latest optical technology including FLD glass elements and aspherical lens elements, making it compact with a length of just 87.7mm whilst keeping high rendering performance. This compact construction guarantees excellent mobility. Superior image quality One FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass element, which has performance equal to fluorite, and two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for color aberrations. Two glass mold aspherical and a hybrid aspherical lens element ensure excellent correction for all types of aberrations. Together they provide a high level of optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. *FLD glass is the highest level low dispersion glass available with extremely high light transmission. This optical glass has a performance equal to fluorite glass which has a low refractive index and low dispersion compared to current optical glass. It also benefits from high anomalous dispersion. These characteristics give excellent correction for residual chromatic aberration (secondary spectrum) which cannot be corrected by ordinary optical glass and ensures high definition and high contrast images. Super Multi-Layer Coating The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting as well as providing sharp and high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. Sigma's own unique OS technology
The OS system offers effective correction of approximately 4 stops, making it ideal for handheld photography of various scenes such as travel, general, and sport.
*Sony and Pentax mounts do not incorporate Optical Stabilization.
Fast and quiet AF
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures fast and quiet auto-focusing.
*For Pentax mount, if the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.
The rounded 7 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.
Close focusing capability
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm throughout the entire zoom range, and maximum magnification of 1:3.8, making it ideal for close-up photography.
A magnification scale is displayed on the lens barrel. A zoom lock prevents the lens from creeping due to its own weight, and to offer protection whilst the lens is being carried, ensuring ease of use.
Petal-type lens hood
The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the supplied light-resistant petal-type hood and circular polarizing filters.
TIPA Best Entry Level DSLR Lens Award
The Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM offers users of a DSLR camera with APS-C size sensor one lens that will most likely cover all their needs. In practical use, the lens offers the 35mm equivalent of 27-300mm coverage, making it a highly versatile lens that is enhanced by Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function and HSM movement. In the view of TIPA members, the Sigma makes possible the use of this one lens for a wide range of different subjects, offering photographers a compact and highly competent optical tool for landscape, portrait and even wildlife photography.
* Currently, 29 publication from Europe, South Africa, Canada and USA are members of the TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) organization and chief editors and technical editors of these publications constitute this organization. Since 1991, TIPA has presented many awards in several sectors, including imaging.