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Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC HSM Zoom Lens

B&H # SI1812535OSS Mfr # 853205
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Product Highlights
  • For Sony DSLRS
  • Compact Construction
  • Close Focusing Capability
  • Superb Image Quality
  • HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
  • Inner Focusing System
  • Ideal for Close-Ups

The compact Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC HSM Zoom Lens is a high zoom ratio lens with SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, a molded glass aspherical lens and two hybrid aspherical lenses provide correction for aberrations. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 13.8" at all focal lengths, and has maximum magnification of 1:3.8, making it ideal for close-up photography. This lens incorporates a HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed autofocus. It is the ideal lens for several type of photography such as wide-angle, telephoto and close-up.

Note! Autofocus does not work properly with the Sony Alpha SLT-A65 and SLT-A77 DSLR digital cameras. A free update is available from Sigma to correct this phenomenon and future production of this lens will be fully compatible with these cameras.
Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with 35mm SLR cameras or digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size.

Performance
Focal Length 18 - 125mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.8 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 69.3° - 11.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.15' (35 cm)
Magnification 0.26x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 16/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.5" (7.37 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 1.11 lb (505 g)
Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC HSM Zoom Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • 3-Year USA Warranty
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    Sigma18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC HSM Zoom Lens
     
    3.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          4.0

          Sony Version has No Optical Stablization

          By grandcentral

          from Boston MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC HSM Zoom Lens:

          Replaced an 18-70mm lens that I had with Sony A350. Used it on my A65. The 18-70 mm died. Replaced with Sigma lens. Well balanced with A65 and it is a heavier lens. However there is no optical stablization with the Sony version since Sony has Steady Shock built into its SLR/SLT bodies.

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          5.0

          Nice general purpose lens

          By bal_agates

          from Bloomington, MN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Quiet focus
          • Smooth Focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC HSM Zoom Lens:

            I was looking for an improved general purpose lens over my Sony "kit" 18-200mm lens which seems to be getting loose with age. I was willing to sacrifice some on the long side for improved performance. I have other fixed telephoto lenses that are faster.

            I have used this lens on a few outings and so far am very pleased with its performance. Focusing is very smooth and quiet. The lens seems solid and well built. It can focus close. It works with both of my Sony DSLR cameras (A580 and A700). I currently have no issues with the lens. It is all I expected. I need more time with the lens for a final judgement but the dreary gray fall in Minnesota is limiting my photo opportunities.

            I probably would have paid more for an equivalent lens that was faster. I didn't find any options from any manufacturer that maintained the same zoom range.

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            1.0

            If you have a Sony a33/a55 do not buy

            By robenever

            from san diego, ca

            About Me Casual Photographer

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            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC HSM Zoom Lens:

                I bet this lens work ok on every other sony camera. it didnt on mine. i have a sony slt-a55 n the lens did not at all work.

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