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Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
8.6 out of 10

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

Sigma’s 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is a high-performance 13.8x Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

About
20 March 2015
  • Summary: Sigma introduced this lens in 2009, as an upgrade to its 18-200mm lens. The lens comes in Sigma, Canon, Nikon, and Pentax mounts, and it includes optical stabilization (as denoted by the "OS" in the lens' title).
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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

DP Review
23 June 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: 13.9x focal length range with impressive closeup capability, ideal general purpose / travel lens, Fast, quiet autofocus, Effective image stabilization (about 3 stops benefit at all focal lengths), Good build quality, smooth zoom ring action and limited zoom creep
  • Cons: Somewhat soft wide open in the middle of the zoom range, Very strong pincushion distortion across much of the zoom range
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Picture quality 7
7.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
28 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, perhaps unsurprisingly, seems very much to be a case of 'take the 18-200mm OS , make it longer', and exhibits much the same characteristics as the older design.
  • Pros: Huge 13.9x focal length range, ideal general purpose and travel lens, Good image quality in the wide to short telephoto range, Fast, quiet autofocus, Low distortion (for a superzoom), Good build quality, smooth zooming action and no zoom creep
  • Cons: Very inconsistent sharpness through the zoom range - extremely soft at 135mm, Soft corners at almost all focal lengths, Image stabilization not as effective as on similar lenses, especially at telephoto end
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Review

ePHOTOzine
18 June 2012
  • Excerpt: This 13.8x superzoom lens is compatible with Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Sigma DSLRs that have an APS-C sized sensor or smaller. On a Canon APS-C format camera, this lens provides an angle of view equivalent to a 28.8-400mm lens on a 35mm camera and costs around £400.
  • Pros: Very good performance for a superzoom, Effective optical Stabilisation, Compact size, Light weight, Good build quality
  • Cons: f/6.3 max aperture at 250mm is relatively slow, No full time manual focus override (which isn't really much of an issue)
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
9.0
Usability 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.8

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

PhotoReview
1 May 2009
  • Summary: A compact 13.9x wide-angle zoom lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C-sized image sensors.Sigma's new 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is designed as an all-in-one lens for digital photographers with APS-C-sized (DX) sensors who don't want to carry more than one lens.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
9.0
Usability 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.8

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

PhotoReview
1 May 2009
  • Summary: A compact 13.9x wide-angle zoom lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C-sized image sensors.Sigma's new 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is designed as an all-in-one lens for digital photographers with APS-C-sized (DX) sensors who don't want to carry more than one lens.
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Overall 8
7.8

Test: Sigma 3.5-6.3/18-250 mm DC OS HSM Macro (Reisezoom-Objektiv für Canon-DSLRs)

CHIP Online
2 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Fazit: Mit dem Sigma 3.5-6.3/18-250 mm DC OS HSM Macro präsentiert sich im Test ein gleichermaßen gutes wie auch preisgünstiges Reisezoom-Objektiv. Die Linse für EOS-Kameras mit APS-C-Sensor punktet mit hoher Auflösung und treffsicherem Autofokus.
  • Pros: Autofokus, Auflösung, Bildstabilisator, Makro-Modus
  • Cons: Verzeichnung, Farbsäume
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Overall 8
8.3

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

digitalfotoforalla.se
28 November 2013
Overall 8
8.0

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

MyDigitalPhotos.dk
27 February 2010
  • Summary: Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM er et rigtig godt bud på et all-round objektiv, da der er tale om et objektiv med en brændvidde der gør det muligt at fotografere både landskab, portrætter, makro og meget andet, med ét enkelt objektiv.
  • Pros: Alsidighed, Billedstabilisering
  • Cons: Pris, Maksimal blændeåbning f/3.5
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