Nikon 18-200 mm f/3.5 VS Sigma 18-250 mm F/3.5

9 years 6 months ago #158936 by 520snic
I would like a new lens.
There is a huge cost difference between the two lenses so i am trying to find out if it is really worth the money.

Nikon AF-S DX 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikkor Zoom Lens
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Sigma 18-250 mm F/3.5-6.3 Optical Stabilizer HSM Zoom Lens


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9 years 6 months ago #158938 by Tam
Depends on what you want. The Nikon lens will likely be better made and suffer less from distortion and CA, but the Sigma has an extra 50mm of "reach". Both are inexpensive consumer-grade lenses that do a lot, but don't excel in any one area.


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9 years 6 months ago #158940 by 520snic
So you would consider the Sigma a consumer lens not suitable for Professional shots?


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9 years 6 months ago #158941 by Tam
It depends on the nature of the professional shots. I know professionals who use those sorts of super-zooms for exactly the benefit they give; a huge range of focal-length. The one thing you won't get from either of those two that you will from a top-end lens is build quality. Both of those are plastic-barreled lenses with less than stellar build quality. They will both do the job though, and as long as you're not pixel-peeping or shooting wide open at 18mm, will give you some good results.


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9 years 6 months ago #158944 by 520snic
Is there going to be a big visible difference between the two lenses? minus the extra 50mm from the 250


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9 years 6 months ago #158945 by Tam
Difference? yes. Big? depends what you're shooting and how...
shoot something at f/16 outdoors - probably won't see much of a difference. Shoot a portrait at f/8 and you'll see the difference.


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