Today we are going to be taking a look at a few lenses that we feel are the strongest contenders for the title of the best Sigma lens for Nikon d5200 cameras currently available on the market today. You can click here if you want to see the full Sigma range that will fit your d5200 natively but we will be focusing on two lenses in this article.
The two lenses that we have settled on have earned solid reputations for themselves over the years amongst both the photography and videography communities. This is due to both lenses having the excellent build quality Sigma are famous for while also providing plenty of functionality and performance for your money.
The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Standard Zoom Lens
As you should expect from a Sigma lens, its build quality is second to none allowing the lens to take a bunch of punishment during use and still perform perfectly. On top of this, it beats out many competing lenses at this price point due to the functionality and performance the lens offers you. Since its release onto the market, the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 has grown a relatively small but loyal core customer base and you can click here to read a number of independent reviews that third-party photographers have posted online about the lens.
With the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 being a decent ranged zoom lens you are able to manipulate its focal length to what you require at different times. For example, if you are looking to pick up some wide angle photographs then use the lower to low mid-zoom range to capture some wide angle photos with great image quality. If you need more of a portrait photo out of the lens them increase its zoom levels up to its high-end and capture some portrait photographs with great image quality.
The built-in autofocus technology on the lens will seamlessly work with a number of Nikon cameras while its manual controls are very easy to use. Both the manual focus and manual zoom rings have been placed so they are easy to locate without looking away from your d5200s viewfinder. Additionally, they have been texturized to make it easier to locate them quickly and they are very smooth to turn even in wet or cold conditions.
If you own a Nikon d5200 and are looking for a versatile lens from the Sigma range that can be used to meet your needs in a bunch of different photography niches then we would recommend you give the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 some serious consideration. It is probably the best overall all-around lens from Sigma that you are going to find for your camera and its price is well within budget for most of our readers.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 17-50mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Lens
The Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 will natively attach to the lens mount on your Nikon d5200 without needing to purchase an adaptor. The increased functionality of the lens offers you a telephoto zoom capability that you can use for those high-end zoom photographs or for macro photography allowing you to fill even more photography niches with a single lens.
Just like the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 we covered first in the article, this Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 also offers you great image quality for both wide angle and portrait photographs in addition to its telephoto zoom capabilities. The build quality meets the standards that the community has come to expect from Sigma and it will take a lot of punishment before this lens starts showing any signs of damage.
As we mentioned earlier in the article, we feel that the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 covered first in the article will meet the majority of the needs of our readers while also having a lower price tag. That said, if you are planning on working in a photography niche where you will need a telephoto zoom or macro photography potential then the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 is definatley the lens for you and we would highly recommend you consider picking it up.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 18-300mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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