Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras - USA Warranty - Bundle - with Pro Optic Pro Digital 62mm Multi Coated UV Ultra Violet Filter, Flashpoint CK2 CapKeeper & Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras

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About Sigma 18-250mm

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Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM, a compact, high zoom ratio lens, covering wide angle, telephoto and macro photography. By revolutionizing the optical and structural design of the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, this new lens achieves a compact size and a minimum focusing distance of 35cm. New material, Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) maintains its structure and has little contractility especially in varying temperatures, is incorporated into the lens barrel. It is convenient when you wish to keep your equipment to a minimum and yet still be prepared for all opportunities and situations, such as travels.

A wide range of photography is possible in one lens
Covering wide angle 18mm to telephoto 250mm, this versatile lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras, is suitable for all-purpose photography including landscape, sport, and macro photography. It is convenient when you wish to keep your equipment to a minimum and yet still be prepared for all opportunities and situations, such as travels.

Excellent for Macro Photography
Close-up capability is improved with the minimum focusing distance of 35cm throughout the entire zoom range, and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9. In APS-C size equivalent, macro photography with approximately 1:2 magnification ratio is possible. In addition, with this lens, the size and framing of subjects can be adjusted by rotating a zoom ring, making macro photography easier than using fixed focal macro lens. For further convenience, the maximum magnification ratio at each focusing distance appears on the side of the lens barrel.

Revolutionizing the design foundat ion results in compact size
Optimization of the power arrangement by such as incorporating double-sided aspherical lenses, and reexamination of design, the filter diameter size is reduced. This compact size lens has the approximately 13x high zoom ratio with the filter size of diameter 62mm, and dimensions of diameter 73.5mm x Length 88.6mm. It ensures portability and overall ease of use, making it perfect for travel and leisure photography.

TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)
The new material "TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)", which has little contractility especially in temperature changes, as well as maintaining firmness, is incorporated into the lens barrel. Compared to Polycarbonate which is generally used, TSC has higher elasticity by approximately 25%. Since thermal shrinkage is low, it has high affinity to metal parts which contributes to high quality product manufacturing. It also contributes to the parts such as the zoom ring and scaling to be slimmer.

Brass made bayonet mount
This lens incorporates brass made bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and solidity, same as the mount for camera body. The special treatment to reinforce the strength is applied on the surface to make it a high quality lens that is resistant for long-term use.

Optical Stabilizer (OS)
Sigma's own unique Optical Stabilizer (OS) function is incorporated. It offers effective correction of approximately 4 stops, which makes it possible to compensate camera shake even in macro range photography where a small blur can be easily identified. When photographing a moving subject such as motor sport, it automatically detects camera move, and offers effective correction for camera shake.
The OS effectiveness will gradually decrease as the shooting distance becomes shorter.

Superior optical performance
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element offers excellent correction of color aberration. Three aspherical lenses including double-sided aspherical lens together with the latest design, prevent and correct all types of aberrations including astigmatism, achieving high quality images throughout the entire zoom range

Flare and ghost ing conscious design blades
From an early stage, flare and ghosting are thoroughly measured to establish the design which is resistant to strong incident light such as backlight. Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. Supplied petal-type hood can be attached to block out extraneous light which has a harmful influence on rendering of the lens, and prevent internal reflections to occur.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (82),Strong construction (62),Easily interchangeable (55),Consistent output (52),Lightweight (49),Durable (47),Rugged (31),Nice bokeh (28),Good value (3),Sharp (3)
Cons:
Heavy (23),Poor in low light (19),Lens creep (18),Slow focus (9),Blurry focus (7),Tough to attach (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (86),Wildlife photos (62),Sports/action (49),Macro photography (45),Weddings (28),Video (14),Low light (12),Night photography (11),Travel (8),Walk around lens (3),General purpose (3),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (69),Semi-pro photographer (19),Casual photographer (15),Pro photographer (4),Photography student (3),Enthusiast (3)

Sigma 18-250mm Features

  • Adorama Camera Lens Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Zoom Lens f/Canon EOS, Petal-type Hood (LH680-04), 1 Year International Warranty plus 2 Year Sigma USA Extended Warranty (Total Warranty is 3 Year from Date of Purchase).
  • Pro Digital 62mm Multi Coated UV Ultra Violet Filter, Made in Japan.
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether.
  • Adorama Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Kit Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag.

Sigma 18-250mm Specifications

Construction
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of view
76.5°- 6.5°
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
35cm/13.8 in.
Maximum Magnification
1:2.9
Filter Size
62mm
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Blades (Rounded
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
2.9in x 3.5in / 73.5?x 88.6 mm
Weight
470gr/ 16.6oz

Sigma 18-250mm Reviews

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4

(based on 113 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Probably the best in it's category

Image quality is overall very good, as good as the best lenses just a generation ago, and, as I recall, some excellent photos were taken in the 20th Century. Inexpensive, rugged, lightweight. Works only on crop sensor cameras (such as APS-C sensors). Image quality not as good as with a $2000 big white Canon, and if you've purchased a Canon 7D ii body for $1900, you probably wouldn't use it except as a walking around all-purpose lens. But if you've got a less expensive body, such as any Rebel,...

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Image quality is overall very good, as good as the best lenses just a generation ago, and, as I recall, some excellent photos were taken in the 20th Century. Inexpensive, rugged, lightweight. Works only on crop sensor cameras (such as APS-C sensors). Image quality not as good as with a $2000 big white Canon, and if you've purchased a Canon 7D ii body for $1900, you probably wouldn't use it except as a walking around all-purpose lens. But if you've got a less expensive body, such as any Rebel, 60D, etc. this lens will get you where you need to go. Recommended software DxO9 or 10 standard to remove the distortion, chromatic aberration and other issues inherent in all zoom lenses, including this one. Had a similar Tamron, and sent it back for this one. Big improvement. I have a number of lenses costing up to $7000 each, so I know what great lens can do. But, I wouldn't hesitate to use this lens for most applications except severe conditions such as low light, super high contrast, or extreme detail photography.

Reviewed by 113 customers

 
4.0

Probably the best in it's category

By

from Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

Image quality is overall very good, as good as the best lenses just a generation ago, and, as I recall, some excellent photos were taken in the 20th Century. Inexpensive, rugged, lightweight. Works only on crop sensor cameras (such as APS-C sensors). Image quality not as good as with a $2000 big white Canon, and if you've purchased a Canon 7D ii body for $1900, you probably wouldn't use it except as a walking around all-purpose lens. But if you've got a less expensive body, such as any Rebel, 60D, etc. this lens will get you where you need to go. Recommended software DxO9 or 10 standard to remove the distortion, chromatic aberration and other issues inherent in all zoom lenses, including this one. Had a similar Tamron, and sent it back for this one. Big improvement. I have a number of lenses costing up to $7000 each, so I know what great lens can do. But, I wouldn't hesitate to use this lens for most applications except severe conditions such as low light, super high contrast, or extreme detail photography.

 
4.0

good everyday lense

By

from Kansas City  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this lens with my Canon 7D and have also used in on my older Digital Rebel. It is a good all around lens, I have had trouble getting it to focus when my battery is getting low & sometimes in low light. It also doesn't do great on lots of movement from "little subjects" I have gotten blurred body parts if they are moving too much & depending on the light in the room sometimes it it difficult to shoot in Manual mode. Using the flash helps correct any issues with it bluring. One thing different from this lens and a Canon or Tamron lens is that you twist it the opposite direction to zoom. Also make sure you have the lens locked when you are not using it or it will fully extend quickly and could cause damage to the lens. It is lighter than my Tamron 28-300mm lens and so far has been mor reliable than it too. I used it a lot in the past year on 2 vacations where I took several thousand images with each trip.

 
4.0

Sigma 18-250 lens with Canon 60D

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from Auburn, MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens is for an APS-size sensor, and that's what the Canon 60D is. To they are compatible.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So far, really pleased.

By

from Marietta, Ga  -  Photo Enthusiast

Haven't used the lens that much so far, but initial impressions are good: Pros: Quiet and quick auto focus Good image quality for landscape photography Good zoom range for a multi use everyday lens Cons: Heavy Stiff zoom ring/function

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A Fine Lens - But Not For Me

By

from El Paso, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I really, really, really wanted to love this lens. I did a lot of research on my options in this pirce range and the fact it is built is Japan was a major selling point. THE GOOD: Well built with a sharp and clear visual through my DSLR. Operated smoothly and had a feel and look of quality. Quiet. THE BAD: I'm only guessing it was not a good match for my Nikon D7100. Auto-focusing seemed inconsistent and fickle at times on the auto mode. Exposures seemed unpredicatable in any auto mode. The color did not match the quality of my Nikon lenses. One big surprise was that my 200mm Nikon got me just as close to a subject as the 250mm Sigma. I really wanted to love it, but after 1000 test shots - I decided to stick with Nikon products and will simply have to save up more cash to do so.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I needed this.

By

from Wisconsin  -  Photo Enthusiast

This keeps my lens switching in the past. So far the images are clean, crisp and sharp. Sigma makes fine lenses.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good walk-around lens with some issues

By

from Jackson, MS  -  Casual Photographer

I bought this lens to replace my kit 18-55 and 55-250 canon lenses. Pros: 1) Great range. No need to swap lenses on a casual photography outing. 2) Well built and looks like it can take a beating 3) Included lens hood is a bonus. Cons: 1) Fine focusing at longer zoom is not great. unless you are absolutely still forget taking any images at near maximum zoom without a tripod. 2) Lens is slow to focus especially in low light.

 
4.0

Shoulda bought two!

By

from Buena, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

I really haven't had time to assess this lens properly. So far, its relatively small, feels great and functions as advertised. For $260. with waranty, this was an exceptional purchase. (I should've bought two).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

OS is a great feature

By

from North East Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I returned this lens. There was an issue with the auto focus motor. It continually ran and drained my camera battery quickly. I typically get days of shooting out of a battery and with this lens attached I got 3 hours. I could feel the motor focusing even when my finger was not on the shutter button, Very stiff to attach to my Nikon D7100 The zoom photos I took with it were very nice and sharp and the stabilization feature is great . I also like the lock to prevent lens creep. Not the best in low light. For the price its a nice lens mine just had a factory issue. Adorama has an awesome return policy and service!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than expected for the price

By

from So Cal  -  Photo Enthusiast

Overall, better than two kit lenses put together. On my D7000, it is bright enough. Surprisingly sharp throughout focal length. Auto-focus is fast, quiet, and accurate. It searches a little in low-light, but not too bad. Lens creep is a small issue, but the lens lock works well enough for me. Feels sturdy and tight (maybe a little too tight). The hood is nice, but it took me while to figure out that it won't lock in place unless the Sigma logo is on the bottom. Packaging is not fancy or careful like Nikon; my lens cap came wedged on crooked and there was no bag, but that's OK if it's not a sign of lens quality. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could, but I rounded up because of the price. I'd buy it again in an instant. It will stay on my camera 90% of the time. The versatility is wonderful.

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Bob P  Is this lens compatible with a Canon 10d usm?
KAREN H  I've never used the Canon 10D USM so I can't answer that one for you.
Mi L  Does this work with Canon SL1?
PAUL H  I have a Canon T4I and it fits and works fine on this one. This is a crop sensor camera and a lens for a crop sensor camera. If your camera will take the same lenses as a T4I then it will work. Sorry, have never had hands-on with the SL1, but I suspect it will as that's a followup to the T4I
Adrian D  I have a Blackmagic Cinema Camera with and EF mount. Will this work for my camera and how will it look?
CARTER B  No. This is a "DC" lens and made for crop sensor cameras. If you need "EF" type lenses then the Sigma designation you should look for is "DG" as "DC" is meant for crop sensors ala Canon's "EF-S" designations.
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