History

    A standard superzoom that offers
    outstanding optical performance
    throughout the zoom range.
    The definitive ultra-compact all-in-one
    lens for the high-megapixel era.

    The ideal match for today’s compact digital SLRs.
    A standard superzoom lens that offers outstanding
    optical performance throughout the zoom range.

    Among zoom lenses with a zoom ratio of 7x or higher, this lens is one of the most compact available.

    The ultra-compact 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM is about the same size as a typical standard zoom lens. Yet it offers outstanding optical performance throughout the zoom range, fulfilling the needs of the high-megapixel era. It is the most compact and lightweight lens among APS-C format interchangeable superzoom lenses with an optical stabilization function. With its full suite of the latest SIGMA technologies, it expresses the essence of our high-performance Contemporary line. Thanks to its compact package, outstanding performance, and refined build, it’s the ideal all-in-one lens, excellent for travel photos, snapshots, family portraits, photojournalism, and virtually every type of photographic scene.

    The full realization of the Contemporary product concept for you to hold in your own hands and appreciate with your own eyes.

    Featuring the very latest technologies and combining optical performance with compactness, Contemporary line lenses are the perfect choice in a wide variety of photographic situations. Leveraging its advanced technologies, SIGMA has solved the difficult problem of keeping size and weight low without compromising optical performance. These are lenses that you will use every day, covering wide-angle, telephoto, and macro needs.

    Features

    Ready for every scene,
    from true macro to distant telephoto,
    this lens sets a new benchmark
    for standard zooms

    Developed to offer high performance,
    compact and lightweight portability,
    and full macro capability.

    In 2005, we launched the 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC, a high-performance standard zoom lens exclusively for digital cameras. Since then, we have continuously updated this lens with our latest technologies. The original version offered wide-angle and telephoto capability in a single unit while being the most compact and lightweight lens in its class. In 2007, we added OS (Optical Stabilizer) functionality, and in 2011, we made the lens body even more compact. In further updating the lens for our new product lines, our goal was to create a compact and lightweight standard zoom lens for everyday use that also offered superzoom and macro capability. The end result is an introductory interchangeable lens that is perfect for a vast range of photographic scenes.

    Featuring a minimum focusing distance of 39cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3, this lens offers true macro capability for close-up shots. Use it to photograph fashion accessories, cuisine, flower arrangements, and much more—with no need to change the lens. With a minimum working distance of 14.7cm, you can put distance between yourself and the subject, avoiding shadows from the lens and camera body. For this reason, it’s an excellent choice for capturing flowers in natural light. For further convenience, the maximum magnification ratio at each focusing distance appears on the side of the lens barrel-providing a guide to the size of the subject on the image sensor. Uncompromising in every aspect of lens design, SIGMA has even chosen not to place the product name on the front of the lens to prevent reflection of the letters during close-up photography.

    HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)

    HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) delivers high AF speed and extremely quiet performance. An enhanced algorithm offers even smoother automatic focusing.

    Optical Stabilizer

    SIGMA’s own unique OS (Optical Stabilizer) function is incorporated. It offers superior stabilization, which makes it possible to compensate for camera shake even in macro range photography where a small blur can be easily identified.

    Note:
    ・The closer the lens is to the object, the less effective the OS function is.
    ・The OS function is not available with Sony A or Pentax mounts

    Optical Stabilizer ON

    Optical Stabilizer OFF

    4.6mm smaller in diameter
    than its predecessor,
    this lens combines the compact form of a genuine kit lens
    with high performance

    Developed to offer high performance,
    compact and lightweight portability,
    and full macro capability.

    Aiming to create the ideal everyday lens, we designed this lens to be as compact as possible. By using double aspheric lens elements and making the motor even more compact, we have achieved a barrel diameter of 70.7mm—4.6mm smaller than the predecessor’s diameter of 75.3mm. Moreover, as compared to its predecessor, the new lens features an 11% lower total volume.

    To create a compact, high-performance lens ideal for a wide variety of photographic scenes, we needed to design a more compact OS (Optical Stabilizer) unit and optimize the lens power distribution and overall layout to achieve a more compact barrel. In this lens, we used TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which is an excellent match for metal parts. In addition to contributing to the high-precision construction of the lens, TSC makes possible slimmer zoom rings, scale rings, and other parts.

    TSC(Thermally Stable Composite)

    Conventionally it is considered essential to leverage the qualities of metal and polycarbonate in camera and lens layout design. A first for the industry, the barrel of the new series of SIGMA lenses features a new TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) that offers minimal thermal shrinkage combined with exceptional hardness. It also offers 25% greater elasticity than polycarbonate. Since its thermal shrinkage is low, TSC matches well with metal parts, further contributing to the high-precision construction of the lens.

    Specially designed cam
    for smooth zooming

    The specially designed cam makes possible smooth and rhythmical zooming, allowing photographers to find the right focus instantly and shoot with perfect timing.

    A refined, integrated design
    made with the photographer in mind.

    All lenses in SIGMA’s new Contemporary line come with a hood with a high-quality rubberized connector and feature a newly designed lens cap and AF/MF switch, and are designed for intuitive use and superior functionality.Inside, HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) delivers high AF speed and extremely quiet performance. An enhanced algorithm offers even smoother automatic focusing.

    High-precision,
    rugged brass bayonet mount

    The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

    Superior image quality througout
    the netire zoom range

    From infinity to macro distances,
    this lens delivers superior
    and stable optical performance.

    Not just compact and lightweight, our Contemporary lenses offer the highest level of performance. This lens features high-refractive-index SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements, which help minimize transverse chromatic aberration in the telephoto range. In addition, double aspheric lens elements also help minimize optical aberrations while contributing to the lens’s compact package. The end result is outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range, from macro to telephoto distances.

    Lens construction

    • SLD glass
    • Aspherical lens

    Flare and ghosting reduction

    From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.

    Rounded diaphragm

    When photographing with point light sources such as electric lights or reflections on a body of water in the background, the rounded 7-blade diaphragm helps produce an attractive bokeh effect – even at large-aperture settings.

    Exclusive low-dispersion glass

    The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colors of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the color fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain. To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives SIGMA lenses superlative image rendition undiminished by residual chromatic aberration.

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

    Lens Construction

    • SLD glass
    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Lens Construction

    16 elements in 13 groups

    Angle of View

    • 76.5° - 8.1°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    φ62mm

    Minimum Aperture

    F22

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    39cm / 15.4in.

    Maximum Magnification Shooting

    1:3

    Filter size

    φ62mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • φ70.7mm × 86mm / φ2.8in. × 3.4in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • 430g

    Edition Number

    C014

    Supplied Accessories

    Hood (LH676-01) included.

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-88556-4
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-88555-7
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-88554-0
    • Sony A-Mount
      00-85126-88562-5
    • Pentax Mount
      00-85126-88561-8

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    Diffraction MTF

    Geometrical MTF

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F3.5
    F8
    F16
    F6.3
    F11
    F22

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

    18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH676-01) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-88556-4
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH676-01) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-88555-7
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH676-01) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-88554-0
    • Sony A-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH676-01) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-88562-5
    • Pentax mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH676-01) included.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-88561-8

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH676-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93022-6

    FRONT CAP LCF-62mm Ⅲ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92981-7

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92949-7
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92950-3
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92951-0
    • Pentax mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92953-4
    • Sony A-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92952-7

    Separately Sold Accessories

    PROTECTOR 62mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93106-3

    WR PROTECTOR 62mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93093-6

    WR UV FILTER 62mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93067-7

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 62mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93080-6

    SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.

    • SIGMA SA-E
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93251-0
    • CANON EF-E
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93250-3

    SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies.

    • SIGMA SA-L
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93724-9
    • CANON EF-L
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93723-2

    Catalogs / Resources

    Manuals / Brochures

    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM (Manuals)