Product Comparison: Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM vs Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC

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General Specifications
18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
About the Product
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.
Covering focal lengths from 18 to 200mm, this compact zoom can take great shots in a myriad of situations. Tamron introduces a lens made for capturing everyday life and special occasions with a smile.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon EF-S
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
18 millimeters
18 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
200 millimeters
200 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon
  • For a relatively inexpensive zoom its very sharp throughout the focal length.
  • I am very pleased with the sharpness and the color.
  • The sharpness of this lens is incredible!
  • Very good lens. Great aperture and focal length.
  • Amazingly good image quality at this focal length coverage.
Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Zoom Lens for Canon
  • Good range of focal length.
  • Aperture is f/5.6 up to 130mm, so it works accurately even in low light till that zoom.
  • Good colour rendition, contrast and sharpness.
  • Lens has a wide enough aperture to get me quality shots.
  • Very good definition by closing the diaphragm from f6 onwards, and even at maximum aperture keeps looking good for portraits.
Size & Weight
2.8 in.
2.95 in.
2.8 in.
2.95 in.
3.4 in.
3.8 in.
15.16 oz.
14.1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon
  • This lens is lightweight, and will be easy to carry through various terrain.
  • It is a good lens, this lens is compact lightweight and feels solid in hand.
  • Good range, lightweight and takes very sharp photographs.
  • Great lens for carrying all day, excellent sharpness and bokeh.
  • Very good travel zoom lens. Great size.
Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Zoom Lens for Canon
  • Compact and light, and a great price.
  • Lens is a very reasonable size and easy to hold and use.
  • It's lightweight and won't cause any hand strain.
  • Good sharp pictures and lightweight.
  • Great picture quality, lightweight and easy to use.
Minimum Focus Distance
15.4 in.
19.3 in.
Field Of View
76.5° - 8.1°
75°33' - 7°59'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon
  • Autofocus works perfectly.
  • Good build quality and fast focusing.
  • Autofocus usually hits reliably, quickly and quietly.
  • The lens is built solidly and the autofocus works quickly and quietly.
  • The focus is very quick and really precise.
Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Zoom Lens for Canon
  • The autofocus is fast. Picture quality is fine.
  • The lens is lightweight, and the autofocus works very well.
  • The focus point is really easy to see so manual focusing is a joy.
  • This Tamron lens is fantastic, because it focuses quickly, quietly, the focal lengths are wonderful for walk-around photography.
  • Easy to focus, both auto and manual.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
16 Elements in 13 Groups
16 Elements in 14 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
62 millimeters
62 millimeters
High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount, Zoom lock, Hyper Sonic Motor, Rounded diaphragm, Exclusive low-dispersion glass
Moisture-resistant construction, VC (Vibration Compensation), Zoom lock
What customers say about "Features"
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon
  • The lens feels well built. Nothing about it seems cheaper or flimsy.
  • Marco works great, zoom is awesome.
  • This lens is perfect, good construction and the pictures are very nice.
  • Great lens! Fits the Canon and takes beautiful pictures.
  • Good build quality, no mis focus and a quiet ultrasonic drive.
Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Zoom Lens for Canon
  • Great lens! Simple to use autofocus and stabilization are very good for this product.
  • Autofocus is fast. Takes crisp pictures outdoors as well as indoors.
  • I am impressed with the focus speed, and the image quality.
  • The VC seems to work perfectly as too does the auto focus.
  • Focus motor is very fast and silent.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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