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Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • Wide-Angle to Telephoto Zoom Macro Lens
  • For Pentax K APS-C Cameras Only
  • 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

If you have a Pentax camera with a smaller-size APS-C sensor and K mount, then the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM from Sigma 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.

For high image quality, you know you've got to have high quality glass, and Sigma has incorporated their Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element into the 18-250mm. In addition to the SLD element, three aspherical lenses, including a double-sided aspherical lens, have been used in the lens' construction--offering excellent correction of color aberration, for better clarity and quality of images throughout the zoom range.

A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been employed to reduce flare and ghosting with this lens. This makes it resistant to strong incident light, such as backlight behind a subject, providing sharper, high contrast images even shooting into a light source. To prevent internal reflections from occurring, the included petal-type lens hood can be attached in order to block out extraneous light.

For a lens that offers a wide-angle to telephoto focal length, and the ability to zoom-in with macro photography, Sigma's 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM made for Pentax cameras is more than a match. Whether you're on a macro product shoot, a walk in the park, or have a wedding to go to, this lens will help you shoot high quality images in any situation.

Possibilities as Wide as its 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 HSM, you won't have to risk dust entering your Pentax 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
In Close, or Wide Open
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
Compact Construction
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, yet 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 strong
Flare, Aberrations, and Ghosting Reduction
Everybody says you should invest in your glass, and Sigma's 18-250mm provides just the way for you to do that. Three aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion, four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness, and a Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting. This array of optical features assure high image quality throughout the entire zoom range, and widely varying lighting situations.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 250mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 76.5° - 6.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 13.8" (35.05 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 16/13
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.5" (7.37 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 1.04 lb (.47 kg)
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras
  • Petal-Type Lens Hood (LH680-04)
  • Front Lens Cap (LCF II)
  • Rear Lens Cap (LCR)
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 27 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (16)
    • Strong construction (14)
    • Consistent output (11)
    • Durable (11)
    • Easily interchangeable (9)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (6)
    • Lens creep (5)
    • Slow focus (3)
    • Tough to attach (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (20)
    • Wildlife photos (14)
    • Macro photography (9)
    • Sports/action (5)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good travel or walk about lens

    I am a semi-pro who owns both Nikon and Pentax equipment. I prefer the Pentax (2 of them) outdoors because they are smaller and lighter. Anyway, I bought this lens for the...Read complete review

    I am a semi-pro who owns both Nikon and Pentax equipment. I prefer the Pentax (2 of them) outdoors because they are smaller and lighter. Anyway, I bought this lens for the Pentaxes after reading the reviews of the equivalent Pentax lens (18-270). The Sigma was slightly better rated and it was almost $300 cheaper. As any "super zoom" would go, it is a little soft at both ends, but if you want extreme sharpness all over you get a "prime" lens instead. Super zooms are intended as "walk about" or travel lenses where one wants to carry only one lens or not take the time to change lenses. That said, this lens was sharper than I expected, except at the extremes, and very well built. The autofocus is of the latest most advanced type (silent) and works great. I matched it against the Pentax 18-135 lens I already had and it was close in sharpness but the Pentax lens beat it in contrast and color. These were maximun resolution pictures at 100% enlargement, something you don't normally do. So yes, I am very pleased with the lens and now I can carry two Pentax cameras with different lenses without having to change them. Incidentally, I use a K-5 and a K-10, and occasionally do film in a XZ-L. I do mostly landscapes and fitness models, mosty all outdoors, so the "slowness" of super zooms does not affect me much as I live in South Florida. Hope this helps!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Slips Below Expectations

    When considering the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM by Sigma you think that you are getting a decent telephoto with a macro edge. In reality, this lens falls below expectations and,...Read complete review

    When considering the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM by Sigma you think that you are getting a decent telephoto with a macro edge. In reality, this lens falls below expectations and, if you are like me, you will find it left in your kit more often than not.

    This lens looks decent on paper for the cost, and feels like a solid lens in your hand. That is where the pros end though. From the second you unlock the lock switch the lens will consistently creep and slip out of your distance range. Don't even try to point this lens down without a firm grip. Furthermore, the focus distance on paper seems like a stretch in both directions. At the closest ranges you find it hard to get a crisp enough focus without backing off an additional meter. At the furthest distances you notice a lot of chromatic distortion/aberration.

    This lens has a very good mid-range macro and can be utilized for some amazing points, but overall I would recommend picking up the Pentax smc Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Lens instead.

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    5.0

    I like this lens

    By Jim

    from Shelburne, VT

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          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

          Very impressed with how quickly B&H turned my order around. It was packaged perfectly. I am very impressed with the lens, so far meeting all of my expectations.

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          5.0

          Great All-purpose Lens

          By DaveInPA

          from Bucks County, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

          This is a well-built all-purpose lens. No zoom creep which is nice. I've been very happy with the pictures coming out of it.

          Provides a large zoom range but it is a slow lens so its not ideal for indoors unless you have a flash.

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          5.0

          "Great Sigma product"

          By Photo bug

          from St. Charles, MO

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

          Great outdoor all in one lens. Great for vacations.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Dick

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • See Above Comments

          Cons

          • No cons from me

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

          This is my second Sigma lens. This model for me is only an upgrade from my first one which was similar---but I thought that it was easy to work and for me it produced great pictures. Admittedly I just purchased the newer model and have not used it too much. However comes this Saturday I intend to go to the Botanical Gardens in Chicago and would probably have a better answer on Saturday night. I like Sigma as they are surely no worse then the name brands ut they are much less expensive---that is in addition to the high quality picture taking.

          Richard Hahn
          Chicago, IL

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          3.0

          Slips Below Expectations

          By Langdon Designs

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • Lens Creep
          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

          When considering the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM by Sigma you think that you are getting a decent telephoto with a macro edge. In reality, this lens falls below expectations and, if you are like me, you will find it left in your kit more often than not.

          This lens looks decent on paper for the cost, and feels like a solid lens in your hand. That is where the pros end though. From the second you unlock the lock switch the lens will consistently creep and slip out of your distance range. Don't even try to point this lens down without a firm grip. Furthermore, the focus distance on paper seems like a stretch in both directions. At the closest ranges you find it hard to get a crisp enough focus without backing off an additional meter. At the furthest distances you notice a lot of chromatic distortion/aberration.

          This lens has a very good mid-range macro and can be utilized for some amazing points, but overall I would recommend picking up the Pentax smc Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Lens instead.

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          4.0

          Does well what I need it to do

          By Rosita

          from Santiago, Chile

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All in one lens

          Cons

          • Lens Creep
          • Middle Inner Tube Wobble
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Casual Snapshooting

          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

          My husband bought this lens for me as part of my first DSLR kit. This lens is very versatil and it does well the job it intends to do. Naturally it is not a professional quality lens, but it is a great walkaround lens. The center sharpness is quite good actually and the borders are okish. The middel barrel tube wobbles quite a bit but other than that the built quality is ok. The auto focus is silent, but no very fast. And of course the price is bargain (as it is was gift).

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          5.0

          very good and easy to use

          By Dan

          from Sydney

          About Me Casual Photographer

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                Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                I'm not a serious photographer but this lens saves me carrying different lenses and is easy to use. Very happy with purchase.

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                5.0

                LOVE THIS LENS!

                By Jo

                from Pebble Beach, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Like Lens Lock Feature
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • So Far No Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                I WAS LOOKING FOR AN ALL-PURPOSE AFFORDABLE LENS THAT I COULD TRAVEL WITH. ALTHOUGH I AM STILL EXPERIMENTING AND GETTING TO KNOW MY WAY AROUND THE LENS I'M PRETTY SURE I HAVE FOUND IT! SO FAR I AM THRILLED WITH THE IMAGE RESULTS I AM GETTING.

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                5.0

                18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Pentax

                By Malik

                from VN

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                Generally I love Sigma lens in terms of IQ and picture quality so overall this is a nice lens, just give a bit over exposure under some critical light situation. Very sharp from 8 to 11 and work perfectly well on 250mm zoom.
                I just wanted to have all in one lens so I bought it and I must say that it was not bad decision at all. I love this lens and it is a great lens in all aspects though a bit slow on AF in low light but that is the common problem with almost zoom lens. AF motor is very quite and almost silent when zooming in or out.
                I will defiantly buy more product from Sigma!
                Service from B&H was amazingly fast indeed and I do appreciate it of couse.

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                4.0

                Versatile It Is...

                By mwilky

                from Connecticut

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Tough To Attach

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                ...and it takes pretty good photos too.I got this as a "walk around and take it with me" lens for when I don't have the opportunity to pack my prime lenses or my more costly Pentax zoom.I gave the lens its first major test yesterday and it came through pretty well. The minor issues were probably more to do with the unsteady photographer (on a moving boat, so some focal issues) and the conditions (super bright on the water, so some fringing in the dark areas). I probably wouldn't have noticed if I weren't examining the shots in Lightroom.So far, though, I'm pleased with the quality and versatility of the len and I was able to purchase it for about $. I consider myself an enthusiastic amateur. This lens will tide me over until I can afford the Pentax *60-250.

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                5.0

                Terrific Value

                By Michael

                from White Plains, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Family
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                  This is a great lens when you don't want to carry many different lenses with you. There are faster and sharper lenses, but not with this range. And I find the lens remarkably sharp. I use a Pentax K5,which has image stabilization built in. That undoubtedly helps me get sharp images. This is not a low-light lens, especially at 250 because the max aperature there is 6.3. But for general use, I am very impressed.

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                  4.0

                  Nice lens

                  By djam

                  from iowa

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                  • 250mm Seems Inaccurate
                  • Not Really 250mm

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                  As my headline says, this is a nice lens. It is well constructed, focuses very fast, is nearly silent, and takes great pictures. However, when I compared it to my Pentax DA 55-300 lens I found that if I set the shutter speed and aperture the same on both lenses and let the camera choose ISO, the Sigma always had a higher ISO, thus more noise in the photo. If I set everything identical in manual, then the Sigma lens was always noticeably darker. The other thing I noticed was that even though the Sigma says it zooms to 250mm I noticed that at the same focal distance the Pentax was much closer, in fact 250mm on the Sigma was about the same as 135mm on the Pentax. For these reasons I returned the Sigma. However, if you don't mind a somewhat over-stated telephoto range of 250mm, and you need the flexibility of the 18mm wide angle, then I think you will be very happy with this lens.

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                  5.0

                  Just what I wanted

                  By LenUlven

                  from Stockholm, Sweden

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                  I bought this as an all round lens - mainly for traveling with. It is perfect and reduces the number of lenses that needs to be packed! Build quality is very good and the performance is also very good considering the large interval and the relatively small size!

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                  5.0

                  Love this Lens

                  By Focus Franny

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                    This lens is such an upgrade from the Tamron 18-200mm for my Pentax K5iss. Very easy to use, sharp and very fun.

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                    4.0

                    18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Macro HSM for Pentax

                    By Caveman

                    from Missouri

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                          General photography, macro & landscape. On macro at
                          full extension it is a little blury when put on the
                          screen most can be cured in Photoshop, but is a good all round lens with a nice range on my pentax k-5.

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                          4.0

                          probably the best walkaround lens

                          By ankyloman

                          from western MASS

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                          • Lens Creep

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Travelgeneral Walkaround

                          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                          Purchased for use on guided tour vacations. Used on ~3 week trip around Aegean. Very flexible: wide angles of Parthenon; telephoto of ships on Bosporus; good close-ups of small objects in museums. Image quality is excelleent at shorter focal lengths, good to very good at the long end. There is lens creep if the lens is left at anything other than the 18mm setting, which is mildly annoying. A compact, light-weight lens with excellent range, excellent close focusing, and very good IQ. At the price, it is impossible to beat.

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                          4.0

                          Very good multipurpose lens

                          By JohnQ

                          from Binghamton, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Lens Creep

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                          I've found this to be an good lens for general use in a variety of situations. I've used it indoors and out even in near zero temperatures without a problem. The auto focus is quick and VERY quiet. It is a bit heavy, but weighs less than the two zoom lenses that it has replaced. The zoom will creep if the lens is not level so I need to keep a rubber band around the proximal end of the barrel to act as a brake. That works fine in all the situations in which I've used it.

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                          4.0

                          great deal until 4/30/13

                          By jon

                          from san francisco,ca

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                          i was looking for a all-in-one lense for traveling, the pentax 18-270mm wasn't looking good from the reviews i came across plus it was $..The sigma 18-250mm on sale for $ until the end of april what a deal considering sigma website listed this lense for $ ..i'm about a week in and the photos look good across the focal length,but i'm a noob so yeah lolz

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                          4.0

                          Nice travel lens

                          By Herb in the trees

                          from Port Ludlow WA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy
                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                          I am a casual photographer and shoot just about anything that seems interesting with my K-x. This a good walk around lens and with the exception of low light shots pleased with the overall results. AF is fast and very quiet. For telephoto I recommend using a tripod as some of my photo results are blurred at the long end. Absolutely no lens creep so far in the unlocked mode. Decent replacement for a kit lens.

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                          5.0

                          Best of the lot

                          By John

                          from CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                          • Tough To Attach

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Pentax K Cameras:

                          This is the best all round travel lens currently out there, quiet, quick and bright. The addition of macro is a bonus. Why Sigma dropped the traditional red dot on the camera mount is a mystery...hard to align with the camera body, but then again, once on why would you ever take it off.

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                          Filters & Filter Kits

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                          Hoya -  62mm alpha MC UV Filter
                          • You Pay: $23.80
                           
                          Hoya -  62mm Digital Filter Kit II
                          • You Pay: $99.95
                           

                          Filter Holders

                          Cokin -  "P" Series - Filter Holder, 62mm Adapter Ring and 28 Page Pamphlet
                          • You Pay: $34.31
                           

                          Hoods & Covers

                          Flex Lens Shade -  Flex Lens Shade
                          • You Pay: $39.99
                           

                          Cases & Wraps

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                          LensCoat -  LensPouch, Extra Small (Black)
                          • You Pay: $15.99
                           
                          LensCoat -  LensPouch, Extra Small (Realtree Max4 HD)
                          • You Pay: $20.99
                           

                          Lens Mount Caps

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                          Sensei -  62mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap
                          • You Pay: $3.95
                           
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