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Sigma 50 - 200 / 4,0 - 5,6 DC/OS/HSM

Sigma 50 - 200 / 4,0 - 5,6 DC/OS/HSM
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2226 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2226 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, size, reliability

On average, users rate this product 85/100.

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GE Power Pro X500 (Black)


Editors' note: Several of the design, features, and shooting options are identical between the GE Power Pro X500 and the Power Pro X5 we reviewed earlier, so readers of the earlier review may experience some déjàvu when reading the same sections below.

The GE Power Pro X500 offers a lot for its low price including a 15x wide-angle zoom lens and semimanual and manual controls.

The X500's shooting performance is really slow and it's not good indoors without a flash and in low-light conditions.

The GE X500 megazoom is a very good value as long as you understand its photo and performance limitations.

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens


It is hard not to be drawn to a fast prime - the short, fat, solid-feeling lens with very low-light capability is very attractive.So, I don't find it surprising that the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens has received a lot of attention in the early days...

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review


The 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM is the latest design from independent lens maker Sigma, announced in March 2008. It's a rare example of what is rapidly becoming an endangered species; an all-new, large maximum aperture, fixed focal length 'prime' lens, and...

Class-leading image quality ; Relatively low vignetting even at wide apertures on full frame ; Reasonably fast and positive autofocus, with full-time manual override ; Very good build quality

Large and heavy for a 50mm F1.4 ; Expensive

When Sigma first announced the 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM in March, our story headline (courtesy of our news editor and punmeister-in-chief) was 'A new standard?', and this has turned out to be remarkably prescient. This new lens essentially redefines its...


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Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM Lens


Any 10x SLR zoom lens (50mm x10 = 500mm) is going to be attractive, but one that ends with a 500mm focal length is going to get an especially high amount of attention. Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM Lens, for this reason, but not for this reason...

However, stopping down an already slow lens with no image stabilization means you need a lot of light or high ISO settings to stop subject motion. To handhold this lens at the longer focal lengths, you need a lot of light, high ISO settings or a...

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM AF Review Round-Up


The new Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is a refreshing alternative in the long-ignored standard AF lens market. The lens is fairly big and heavy due to unusually big glass elements but thanks to the design efforts it is already capable of delivering...

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Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG AF Review Round-Up


The Sigma AF 50mm f/2.8 EX macro DG is an excellent lens without any significant optical flaws. Compared to the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM macro it shows less vignetting at wide-open aperture - other than that both lenses perform quite similar....

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM AF: Lens Test


Similar in size, features, and price (though not format) to Sigma's 30mm f/1.4 high-speed "normal" prime for DSLRs with APS-C sensors, this 50mm full-framer ($500, street) also belongs to Sigma's EX family of pro-quality glass. Unusually expensive...

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Megazoom, The Sigma 50 to 500mm f4 to 6.3 APO Tele Zoom Lens


A long 10x zoom range is typically found on better movie cameras and camcorders--but rarely is offered for still photography.

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General Electric X500


We've reviewed a number of superzoom digital camera in the last few months, all with two things in common: They have long zoom lenses, and they're all at least $300. General Electric takes a different tack with the 16-megapixel General Electric X500,...

Inexpensive. 15x zoom lens. Electronic viewfinder. Pop-up flash. Some manual controls. Simple to use

Mediocre image quality. Dismal low-light performance. Slow

The General Electric X500 doesn't excel in performance, but it aces value, packing a big 15x zoom lens into a $150 camera.

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GE Power Pro X500 Digital Camera


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Product Specifications

This large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm is ideal for digital cameras. This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides high contrast image even at the maximum apertures. It is ideal for several type of photography such as portrait, landscape and reportage. The molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction of chromatic aberration and ensure superior optical performance. The fast F1.4 aperture and rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:No / Optical Image Stabiliser / Yes
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Four Thirds System / Nikon/Fujifilm / Pentax/Samsung / Sigma / Sony / Konica-Minolta / Unknown
Bridge Camera: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens / Telephoto Zoom Lens
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras / Digital Cameras


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:4x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:4x AA (LR6/MIGNON)


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes