Feature #801

Add Lens "Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM" for Canon

Added by Markus Schwarzenberg over 5 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:13 Jan 2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Robin Mills% Done:

100%

Category:withdrawnEstimated time:1.00 hour
Target version:0.26

Sigma_18-200mm_f3.5-6.3_DC_OS_HSM.diff Magnifier (721 Bytes) Markus Schwarzenberg, 13 Jan 2012 13:47

IMG_0516.JPG - Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (4.53 MB) Markus Schwarzenberg, 19 Jan 2012 12:02

IMG_0520-Sigma-2.JPG - Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM (6.21 MB) Markus Schwarzenberg, 19 Jan 2012 13:06


Related issues

Related to Exiv2 - Feature #1034: Camera accessory overflow file Closed 19 Feb 2015

History

#1 Updated by Andreas Huggel over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

This lens was added with r2638 (for #792) with the same id, 137: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM
Only difference to yours is the II. Are these really two different lenses?

#2 Updated by Markus Schwarzenberg over 5 years ago

Aha, i didn't notice the addition in r2638 since i used the 0.22 tar release, sorry.
So this patch seems obsolete.

Note: mechanically the lenses are indeed different. The old (without "II") from ca. 2007 has a filter size of 72mm, the new (with "II") from 2011 has 62mm filter size. Zoom range is identical. The new one has improved glasses and from my experience seems to be slightly brighter.

By now I don't think that there is any lense related difference in the Exif data for both lenses (id 137).
But i'll try to have a closer look at this, since i have images of both versions.

#3 Updated by Andreas Huggel over 5 years ago

Interesting info, thanks. Any chance you can attach one image from each of these lenses here?

#4 Updated by Markus Schwarzenberg over 5 years ago

Here are two images from both lenses with very similar settings.

I have more of them, but I'd prefer to upload the exif data
(is exiv2 -ph sufficient?) only, since the images are large and
upload speed is restricted.

In the meantime i noticed that the MaxAperture value differs
for both lenses, but only for higher FocalLength values.

#5 Updated by Markus Schwarzenberg over 5 years ago

IMG_0517-Sigma-2.JPG was a wrong one. take IMG_0520-Sigma-2.JPG instead.
(is it possible to delete MG_0517-Sigma-2.JPG?)

#6 Updated by Andreas Huggel over 5 years ago

  • File deleted (IMG_0517-Sigma-2.JPG)

#7 Updated by Andreas Huggel about 5 years ago

In the meantime i noticed that the MaxAperture value differs

Markus, did you mean MinAperture? It's F40 in IMG_0520-Sigma-2.JPG and F38 in IMG_0516.JPG.
I don't see how to reliably differentiate between these lenses, esp. since you mention this aperture difference is only present in some pictures.

Phil,

This discussion and the attached samples may be of interest to you. The Canon makernote support in Exiv2 is not very up-to-date, but maybe you can see a difference with Exiftool.

Andreas

#8 Updated by Markus Schwarzenberg about 5 years ago

Markus, did you mean MinAperture?

yes, MinAperture.

#9 Updated by Robin Mills over 1 year ago

  • Target version set to 53

#10 Updated by Phil Harvey over 1 year ago

What I have done in the past for lenses like this that can't be distinguished is to add "[II]" in brackets to the name. So I think I will change this lens name to "Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM [II]" in the ExifTool list.

- Phil

#11 Updated by Robin Mills about 1 year ago

  • Category set to lens
  • Assignee set to Robin Mills

A considerable effort has been put into lens recognition for v0.26. #1034

This issue has been in the database for 4 years and nobody else has requested progress with this matter. So, unless you engage to persuade me to keep this matter alive, it will be closed on April 30 as “no longer needed/wanted.

#12 Updated by Robin Mills about 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from Add Lense "Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM" for canon to Add Lens "Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM" for Canon

#13 Updated by Robin Mills about 1 year ago

  • Category changed from lens to withdrawn
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Target version changed from 53 to 0.26
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Estimated time set to 1.00

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