Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro Lens Nikon
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Wide-Angle to Telephoto Zoom Macro Lens
For Nikon F APS-C Cameras Only
Optical Stabilization (OS)
Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM)
Thermally Stable Composite Material
Minimum Focusing Distance of 13.7"
4 Special Low Dispersion (SLD) Elements
3 Aspherical Glass Elements
Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
Brass Made Bayonet MountOverview
The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM is an incredibly versatile lens that is a real jack-of-all-trades lens you can carry in any situation. With a focal length spanning from a wide-angle 18mm up to a 250 mm telephoto zoom, with macro capabilities to boot, Sigma's 18-250mm could easily be your camera's first all-in-one lens, or a great replacement for several smaller lenses that you're looking to consolidate.
Sigma redesigned the optical and structural design of this lens in order to achieve a relatively compact size, at 4.0" long, as well as a close minimum focusing distance of 13.8" for macro photography. Their Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) construction maintains the structure of the lens, with little variation despite changing temperatures. The lens also incorporates a brass-made bayonet mount, to further reinforce the lenses durability and resistance to wear and tear over time.
The minimum focusing distance is the same throughout the focal length of the entire zoom range, and provides a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9. As an added benefit over fixed focal length macro lenses, the size and framing of subjects can quickly and easily be adjusted by rotating the zoom ring. For even further convenience, at each focusing distance on the side of the lens barrel, the maximum magnification ratio is also displayed.
The 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM has been built with Sigma's exclusive Optical Stabilizer (OS) function. This provides approximately 4-stops of effective camera correction, allowing for lower-light shooting, or greater sharpness in adequate lighting situations. This benefit is even carried into the macro range of photography, where the slightest bump or blur could easily ruin an image. This stabilizer is also adaptive to moving subjects, detecting your movement as you pan the camera and lens, offering effective correction there as well.
Wide and Zoom Range
Going from an 18mm wide-angle lens in the park, to an 85mm portrait lens at a wedding, and later attaching a heavy 250mm lens for wildlife or sport photography means you'll have to carry pounds of gear around with you, by hand or on your back, all day long. With the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM, you won't have to risk dust entering your Canon camera body, dropping one of your lenses as the bride's aunt runs into you with a glass of wine, or fumbling to switch to your zoom lens as you watch an eagle soar away--missing opportunities because you had the wrong lens at the time
Not only is the zoom range excellent for a variety of situations, but the focus range is also conducive to macro photography--with the added benefit of zooming in on the tiniest textures or creatures. With a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9 you can get an up-close and personal shot of the petals of a flower, then immediately zoom out and catch a group photo before anyone blinks.
Incorporating double-sided aspherical lenses, and redesigning the lenses construction, Sigma has made improvements in keeping this lens at a relatively compact size, yet still achieving an outstanding zoom range. The filter thread diameter has been reduced to 62mm--while, with a 13x zoom range, the length of the lens still remains a mere 3.4" long
Tough Exterior and Quality Interior
While the design and construction of the lens has kept it relatively compact, the new Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material has been used to keep it strong and resistant to weathering effects. In addition, a brass made bayonet mount reinforces the strength applied to the surface of the lens. The combination of these features leads to reduced contractility with changing temperatures, a higher quality of lens construction, and allows for slimmer parts to be used--keeping it compact and strongSpecifications
Focal Length 18 - 250 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 76.5° - 6.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 13.8" (35.05 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.5" (7.37 x 8.89 cm)
Weightv 1.04 lb (.47 kg)
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Of the 33 reviewers who responded, 31 would recommend this product.
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- Works perfectly on the Z50 / FTZ adapter...- April 15, 2021
This lens works absolutely perfectly on the Nikon Z50 with the FTZ adapter. Face and eye detection along with auto-focus works flawlessly. It is super lightweight and compact, the optical stabilization works very well, and the clarity of the images is spot on. The macro capabilities are amazing, making this a very versatile lens. I was lucky enough to get it clearance price @ $329 which was nearly 50% off! This lens blows the Nikon 18-200 away, and ended up costing me about half as much. Sorry, but the overpriced Nikon is getting returned. This lens is a keeper for sure. See some sample images for your reference :)Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great very happy- June 9, 2021
Love this do it all lense it is great for macro photos and zoom.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good lens for the money- August 18, 2014
You'd have probably read a lot of good reviews about this Sigma 18-250ms lens out there. (I did too before purchasing it) 18-250mm is pretty good for my use. Price is wonderful compare to Nikon lens of the equivalent zoom range. At 18mm 3.5, I am able to get more bokeh than at 18mm on the Nikon basic lens kit 18-55mm. The only thing I am not so happy with is the mechanical zoom. When you twist the lens to zoom, it's very sluggish, not as smooth as Nikon lens. And when have the lens all the way out then point the camera upward, the lens will collapse/slide down by itself. Same thing at the vice versa position: when lens all in and point camera down, it will slide right out.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Macro Lens- February 19, 2015
Working with the associate I was able to find this lens. It has a stabilizer mode that toggles on with a switch. Allows for detailed macro photography. The one ting I've found is that the manual focus works better then the autofocus when I'm taking pics of my turtles. Photo included is a close up shot I took with the lens.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great do it all lens for an amateur.- July 28, 2014
This lens is great if you like taking close up shots and wide shots in the same session. Before, i had to pack two lenses and switch out. i feel that this lens is a bit heavier, but not as heavy as two lenses. I figured out that you can lock the lens in the wide mode for carrying, but i sometimes forget to unlock for taking pictures. It seems to focus as quickly as the factory lens. In the 18mm setting, it catches part of the polarizer, and I didnt notice that until i had already taken several pictures. The manual focus ring is much more accessible than a factory lens also.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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