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Compare Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR vs Leica TL 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 vs Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Reviews

Neo score
50%
61%
55%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Light in the hand
  • Very affordable
  • Quite compact and lightweight
  • Simple, elegant design
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Superb build quality
  • Very useful focal range
Cons
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • All-in-one lenses tend to offer lower IQ

Price

MSRP
250 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
7 blades, Rounded diaphragm
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
All-in-One Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
APS-C
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Leica L-mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sigma SA-mount, Sony A-mount
Material
Composite
Motor
Stepper motor
Stepper motor
Ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
10 elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups
7 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
Two aspherical elements + super integrated coating groups
4 aspherical surfaces groups
SLD glass elements, Double-sided aspheric lenses groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
55 mm / 2.17 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
62 mm / 2.44 in
Size | Diameter
65 mm / 2.56 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
63 mm / 2.48 in
60 mm / 2.36 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
205 g / 7.24 oz
256 g / 9.05 oz
430 g / 15.19 oz

Function

Angle Of View
77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 29.4° Diagonal | 24.6° Horizontal | 16.6° Vertical (tele)
77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical (wide) / 28.9° Diagonal | 24.2° Horizontal | 16.3° Vertical (tele)
77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 8.3° Diagonal | 6.9° Horizontal | 4.6° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/3.5–5.6 ~ f/22–38
f/3.5–5.6 ~ f/16
f/3.5–6.3 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
18 mm ~ 55 mm
18 mm ~ 56 mm
18 mm ~ 200 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
27.0 mm ~ 82.5 mm
27.0 mm ~ 84.0 mm
27.0 mm ~ 300.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
No
Yes
Weather Resistance
No
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.38x
0.13x
0.33x
Min Focus Distance
250 mm / 9.84 in
450 mm / 17.72 in
390 mm / 15.35 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: HB-N106 (sold separately)
Lens hood included
Debut
2016-01-05
2014-04-24
2014-01-06
Made In
Germany
Japan
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