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♦ 1) Sigma 777109 / 777-109 - Sigma 18-200MM F3.5-6.3 DC FOR PENTAX
♦ 2) Vivitar - Vivitar LCP-1 Lens Cleaning Pen - Removes Dust And Finger Prints Without Scratching Your Device
♦ 3) Vivitar - Vivitar VIV-UV-62 - UV 62MM FILTER
♦ 4) Zeikos - Zeikos 3pc Lens Cleaning Kit
♦ 5) Zeikos - ZE-BLR Dust Blower (Black)
♦ 6) ButterflyPhoto - ButterflyPhoto Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
♦ 7) Zeikos - ZE-LCH1 Lens Cap Keeper - Never lose your cap again!
ButterflyPhoto has created this Custom Lens package with the best equipment to care for the lens. The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Lens for Pentax SLR Cameras. Sigma Model # 777109 18-200mm is a Zoom Lens for Pentax SLR cameras. This Kit Includes care equipment for the lens.
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Autofocus Aspherical Zoom Lens for Pentax SLR Cameras
This high zoom ratio lens is exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras and capable of covering a wide range of focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto.
The 62mm UV Filter is a must have filter to protect your lens.
UV filters remove UV light, and more importantly protect your lens from moisture, scratches, and damage.
Sigma 777109 / 777-109 - Sigma 18-200mm for Pentax
I agonized over the decision about whether to buy the Sigma AF 18-200 DC OS. The on-line sites (such as dp) showed softness at the edges, particularly with the f-stop wide open. There were criticisms about the focus ring being easy to confuse with the zoom ring. There were complaints that the optical stabilization isn't state of the art. I bought it anyway because I was looking for a super zoom that could do wide angle, but also go all the way to decent telephoto in a single lens and offered optical stabilization so those telephoto lengths would be usable hand held and couldn't afford Nikon's offering in this focal length range. I have been tremendously impressed with the Sigma AF 18-200 DC OS. The optical stabilization is quite dramatically noticeable and makes a big difference. Low light shots in the 18-55mm range that I would never have got away with with my kit lens are distinctly do-able with the Sigma - despite it's extra bulk. Telephoto shots in indoor lighting situations are fine too. Subjective sharpness is fine. The softness the reviewers note in the corners isn't subjectively noticeable in the pictures my Nikon D50 is taking - at the screen resolutions I'm viewing (and posting). Color saturation and contrast appear superior to the Nikon 18-55 kit lens I'm replacing - and subjective sharpness is at least as good.
After taking long and hard look on Nikon D5000 and its "kit lens" 18-55mm zoom lens, I was convinced that I needed something more powerful to have it on as daily lens and avoiding having to swab out lens frequently, or worse, in between crucial moments when you should be busy composing and taking shots of objects from multiple distance. Naturally, Nikon 18-200mm was the first choice, but after seeing rather substantial price difference, I decided to take up on dpreview's review on this lens (overall verdict was very similar to Nikon's) and save money (1/2 price compared to Nikon) and use that towards other goodies (Flashlight, prime lens).
I did a fair amount of research before buying this lens, but I was having trouble with dirt getting into the camera as I was constantly changing a 18-55 and 50-200 lens. The reviews suggested it was much clearer than the equivalent Tamron. I have owned it for 10 months and am very pleased with the results. No point comparing it to a £900 canon or nikon monster, but it is very capable. The 200mm reach is very handy and the image quality is actually pretty good wide open at that setting. At 18mm it is decent as well, but benefits from stopping down a little. At this wide angle setting it also shows much less barrel distortion than my Pentax kit lens (but I wouldn't tell the Pentax fan-boys that ;-) More than capable for general use. Solid enough and does not seem to have too many problems with focus.
I purchased this lense after much deliberation against the much much higher priced comparative . Although I had several farcical events starting with the wrong lense being sent which made me think I was not meant to have it, however these things happen and the seller was positive and re-acted honestly to get things sorted out.
This is a quality lens but that goes without saying as you can expect nothing less from SIGMA!!
You take your kit-bag, laiden with the film-version of a s8mm; 35mm, 50mm, 105, 135, 200, and 300mm - and question yourself, "Why?".
I use two cameras and I leave this lens on one camera all the time. It is very versatile and covers most situations. At both ends of the zoom there is a slight drop off of sharpness but nothing to worry about. When I first used it the zoom was fairly stiff and this has now gone and was only because it was new. There is a switch which locks the zoom while not using it or walking with strap over neck.I am a club photographer and would recommend this and all the Sigma range.
Bought this lens for a holiday in Italy. It has exceeded expectations far better than lens that came with camera. Yes it has shortcomings at extreme ends of its ranges and F stop. But if you are a serious amateur photographer then using Lightrooom should be a serious consideration, as this lens has a profile built in which corrects any noticeable aberations. So with the software this lens is excellent and I like the results. Worth every penny!
Bought this for My Sony Alpha 230 so that I can take it on holiday without worrying about changing lenses on the beach. That was the intention - a once a year use - but reality is that it is constantly on my Sony Alpha 500 simply because it is so versatile I tend to use it every day, only changing to a prime lens when absolutely neccessary. Excellent value for money!
I bought the 75- 300 lens to go with the 18-75 standard lens,--.MISTAKE.
Great lens, focus and aim is great. A little noisy at times & doesn't perform well in the heat struggles to focus a bit but nothing a little flick off of the power button can't handle. Good quality well made and has taken some amazing pictures at close and long range
Good focal range to save changing lenses. This lense has been permanently on my camera since I bought it to stop dust creeping in when lenses are changed.
This is a good lens and good value. Works well on my DSLT and my DSLR. But I have since invested in a 300mm and the difference is amazing. This doesnt get close enough for those Wildlife/airshow pictures!
This Lens has extremely served me well since purchase, I am more than happy with my decision to buy it.