Product Comparison: Sigma AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM vs Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

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General Specifications
AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
About the Product
By revolutionizing the optical and structural design of the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, this new lens achieves a compact size and a minimum focusing distance of 35cm. New material, Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) maintains its structure and has little contractility especially in varying temperatures, is incorporated into the lens barrel.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR f/3.5–5.6G VR II from Nikon has just become even more attractive to D-SLR enthusiasts. More compact and portable than its predecessor, this multi-purpose retractable lens is the easy way to capture the moment.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
18 millimeters
18 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
250 millimeters
200 millimeters
Lens Type
Telephoto zoom
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sigma AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Zoom Lens
  • The f/3.5 maximum aperture is fairly useful in low light situations.
  • The F3.5-6.3 aperture is fast for a long zoom.
  • Good performance throughout zoom and aperture ranges.
  • Wide aperture produces great bokeh.
  • This lens has an excellent focal length range and is a very useful default lens to leave on the camera.
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens
  • I am getting crisp and contrasty results over the entire range of focal length and a good selection of apertures.
  • The image is sharp; and the focal length of the lens is about right for my travel and walk-around.
  • Great lens at all focal lengths and lighting situations.
  • The focal range is nice for a one lens outfit.
  • Surprisingly sharp at all focal lengths.
Size & Weight
2.9 in.
3 in.
2.9 in.
3 in.
3.5 in.
3.8 in.
16.6 oz.
19.8 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sigma AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Zoom Lens
  • It is lightweight and compact.
  • Build quality is excellent and the lens is surprisingly compact.
  • Compact and relatively light.
  • It is lightweight and compact. The vibration control is superb.
  • This is a great compact lens for both amateur and professional photographer. it is lightweight and provides sharp pictures.
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens
  • The 18-200mm is a great range. It's light and compact.
  • It is a compact design for it's range.
  • Relatively compact and not too heavy.
  • This lens is very portable and lightweight.
  • It is relatively lightweight and is easy to hand hold.
Minimum Focus Distance
13.8 in.
19.2 in.
Field Of View
76.5° - 6.5°
76° - 8°
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sigma AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Zoom Lens
  • Quick AF, HSM is great.
  • This lens delivers a ton of performance, over a wide zoom range, with optical stabilization.
  • Focus is quick and quiet. OS works extremely well.
  • The pictures are sharp; the focus is fast enough and the zoom range is excellent.
  • The autofocus and OS features work great.
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens
  • It's great for everyday use, with a huge range and solid VR.
  • The focus range is awesome and I really like the lock feature to keep it from sliding.
  • It is sharp enough. Autofocus speed is fast even in tele position.
  • The photos are great in quality. The zoom function is also nice.
  • Focus is fast and accurate, even in poor light.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
16 Elements in 13 Groups
16 elements in 12 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
62 millimeters
72 millimeters
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, Aspherical Lens, Multi-Coating, TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), Hyper Sonic Motor
Internal Focusing, AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Super Integrated Coating, VR (Vibration Reduction), IF Lens, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
What customers say about "Features"
Sigma AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Zoom Lens
  • Solid feel, including the zoom-lock.
  • The automatic focus and optical stabilization works great for all distances and takes great photos.
  • The macro feature will focus to 2 inch wide!
  • The HSM internal focus motor is very quiet, smooth, and fast.
  • The accuracy is very good, the auto focus is quickly.
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens
  • Very good for outdoor sports in good light.
  • The photos are crisp with excellent color reproduction and focus was fast.
  • The focus is accurate and the versatility is amazing.
  • Really good price, great lens fast focus, good all round lens.
  • The VR function works well. Great build quality.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
589.95 $

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