Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Announced Jun 15, 2012 •
Lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT
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Announced Jun 15, 2012

The 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM is Sigma’s latest super-zoom for APS-C SLRs, distinguished from the previous version by the addition of ‘Macro’ to its name. It’s is one of the best lenses of its type, with decent optics, fast autofocus and effective image stabilization. The 18-250mm is available in mounts for all current SLRs, although the Sony and Pentax versions don’t include image stabilization and drop ‘OS’ from the name. Overall it's a reliable performer, and its close-up capability is handy too.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 18–250 mm
Image stab. Yes (Up to 4 stops claimed)
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT
Max aperture F3.5 - F6.3
Min aperture F22.0
Weight 470 g (1.04 lb)
Length 89 mm (3.49)

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Our review

The Sigma 18-250mm F3.6-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM is one of the best of the current bunch of SLR superzooms, with decent optics, fast autofocus and effective image stabilization. It's a reliable performer, and its close-up capability is handy too.

Good for: Photographers looking for a compact, lightweight, all-in-one general purpose and travel lens.

Not so good for: Anyone unwilling to sacrifice image quality for convenience

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