Canon has been teasing us with their announcements of their SuperHDSLRs. That’s nice but for many these are just too highly priced, unreasonably so, I might add, if technology were to be invested right we could have had the perfect HDSLR a long while ago.
In the meantime we might as well find the Supercheap HDSLR.
Here’s a good start: Sigma now offers their new superzoom 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS for $399 instead of $499. This lens was introduced last year, offers optical image stabilization and improvements over the previous model. As HDSLRs become more and more light sensitive there’s lesser need for expensive glass. If you’ve got a high ISO camera and are not the lens switcher type this deal might be a good one for you. Of course the higher f-Stop lens will deliver less of that shallow depth of field we’ve begun to love so much.
The other lenses are the 17-50mm F2.8 and the 105mm f/2.8 for $594 and $769. All lenses are available with Canon, Nikon and Sony mount.
Link to the Sigma deal at B&H Photo.