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18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM

Versatile lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras, suitable for all types of photography. SRP £479.99

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High Performance, Compact, High Zoom Ratio Lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras

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 flaming 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 foundation results in compact size

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM

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.

New material TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)

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

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)

No Optical Stabilizer

No Optical Stabilizer

With Optical Stabilizer

With Optical Stabilizer

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.
*Sony and Pentax mounts are not incorporated with OS function.

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 ghosting conscious design blades

With Super Multi-Layer Coating

With Super Multi-Layer Coating

No Super Multi-Layer Coating

No Super Multi-Layer Coating

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.

Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) is incorporated

Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) is incorporated

Hyper Sonic Motor

The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures fast and quiet auto-focusing.

Rounded diaphragm

rounded digaphram

The rounded 7 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM

 

Lens Construction

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM

Specifications

Lens Construction 16 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of View (for SD1) 76.5 - 6.5 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F22
Minimum Focusing Distance 35cm / 13.8in.
Maximum Magnification 1:2.9
Filter Size Diameter 62mm
Dimensions Diameter 73.5mm x Length 88.6mm / 2.9in. x 3.5in.
Weight 470g / 16.6oz.

Corresponding AF Mounts

Sigma Canon Nikon Sony Pentax

Barcode No.

Sigma 00-85126-883560
Canon 00-85126-883546
Nikon 00-85126-883553
Sony 00-85126-883621
Pentax 00-85126-883614

MTF Chart

MTF chart

 

Distortion

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Vignetting

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Photo Gallery

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/400
APERTURE VALUE : F6.3
FOCAL LENGTH : 250mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kazuyuki Hagiwara

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 1

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/100
APERTURE VALUE : F6.3
FOCAL LENGTH : 72mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Walter Arnold

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 2

 

LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 13
APERTURE VALUE : F22
FOCAL LENGTH : 250mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Walter Arnold

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 3

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/125
APERTURE VALUE : F5.0
FOCAL LENGTH : 51mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kazuyuki Hagiwara

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 4

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/50
APERTURE VALUE : F6.3
FOCAL LENGTH : 61mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kazuyuki Hagiwara

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 5

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/320
APERTURE VALUE : F8.0
FOCAL LENGTH : 72mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Ryuichi Oshimoto

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 6

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/250
APERTURE VALUE : F8.0
FOCAL LENGTH : 130mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Ryuichi Oshimoto

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 7

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/500
APERTURE VALUE : F8.0
FOCAL LENGTH : 155mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Ryuichi Oshimoto

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 8

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/125
APERTURE VALUE : F8.0
FOCAL LENGTH : 85mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Ryuichi Oshimoto

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 9

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/250
APERTURE VALUE : F7.1
FOCAL LENGTH : 18mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kenji Mori

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 10

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/100
APERTURE VALUE : F14.0
FOCAL LENGTH : 250mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kenji Mori

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 11

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/100
APERTURE VALUE : F13
FOCAL LENGTH : 212mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kenji Mori

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 12

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/100
APERTURE VALUE : F13
FOCAL LENGTH : 250mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kenji Mori

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 13

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/60
APERTURE VALUE : F6.3
FOCAL LENGTH : 51mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kazuyuki Hagiwara

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 14

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/20
APERTURE VALUE : F10.0
FOCAL LENGTH : 18mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kenji Mori

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM / DC MACRO HSM 15

 

CAMERA : SD15
LENS : 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
SHUTTER SPEED : 1/400
APERTURE VALUE : F6.3
FOCAL LENGTH : 18mm
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kazuyuki Hagiwara

 

In The News

ephotozine Ephotozine
‘Superzoom lenses are often full of compromises, but in this 18-250mm lens from Sigma, the compromises are few and far between. It may be the case that shorter zoom ranges may yield better performance overall, but if you're after a convenient all-in-one lens for travel, then the sharpness delivered by this lens certainly makes it worthy of serious consideration, especially when compared to manufacturer’s own superzoom offerings. It's lighter, more compact, cheaper, offers more reach and performs about as well, if not better in some areas.’
   
Digital SLR

‘There can be little doubt that when assessing the shots, this Sigma delivers the best performance of our foursome. General image quality is solid throughout the focal range and aperture settings. This is a well-specified and compact lens that feels well balanced and handles nicely on the camera.’

   

Digital Camera

‘Handling and build quality feel refined, solid and robust, and there’s no hint of zoom creep. An exta bonus of this lens, compared with its bigger predecessor, is that it offers particularly close focusing down to 35cm.’

   

NPhoto

‘Compact but capable, it offers very good zoom range and value for money.’

   

PhotoPlus

‘The Tamron 18-270mm VC PZD has long been our favourite superzoom lens but it’s now beaten by the newer Sigma 18-250mm Macro OS HSM. The Sigma edges ahead in image quality, with excellent sharpness and better control of distortions and colour fringing.’

   
 

Practical Photography

Overall build quality is very good, with a smooth, consistent zooming action.  There is a lock switch on the lens barrel to stop the lens changing focal length.  Focusing is fast, accurate and relatively quiet... At 496g this is a very light lens...With a price tag of just £319, this Sigma superzoom represents excellent value for money, as it offers impressive image quality and a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m, so we have given it our Approved award....Its wide zoom range, impressive minimum focussing distance and excellent image quality has earned this lens PP’s Approved award.

   

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