Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
|8 Diaphragm Blades
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM is also available in Canon EF , Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA and Nikon F (DX) mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM has a maximum diameter of 74mm and total length of 102mm when not extended . It weighs 420g / 14.8 oz.
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM has a filter thread of 55mm.
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM has a focal range of 50-200mm and 4.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 75-300mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.22x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.1m.
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 50mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 200mm .
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 10 groups . Special elements used in this design is 1 SLD glass element.
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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