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Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens and EF610 DG ST Flash Kit for Canon

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Product Highlights
  • 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens and Flash Unit
  • Wide-Angle to Telephoto Macro Zoom Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-22
  • Minimum Focus 13.8" (35 cm) Throughout
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Hot Shoe Mount Flash Unit
  • Guide Number: 61 m
  • TTL Exposure Control
  • Swivel and Tilt Flash Head
  • For Canon EF Cameras
The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens and EF610 DG ST Flash Kit for Canon from B&H Photo is a lens/flash kit offering two superb products for your Canon EF camera. The lens is a versatile wide-angle to telephoto zoom macro lens providing the focal lengths to shoot in almost all situations, including a minimum focus distance of 13.8" (35 cm) for close-up macro photography.

Optical Stabilization (OS) provides compensation for camera movement and delivers clear, blur-free images when shooting telephoto and in low light. A Special Low Dispersion Glass element and three aspherical elements, including one double-sided aspherical lens, reduce chromatic aberration and provide sharp imaging throughout the zoom range. Super Multi-layer Lens Coating reduces flare and ghosting and an included petal-type lens hood will deflect unwanted light from entering the lens. A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) allows for smooth and silent autofocus which is particularly desirable when shooting video with your DSLR.

At 3.5" (8.9 cm) long, it is a very compact lens for its wide focal range and Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) construction and a brass mount offer durability and consistent functionality in varying temperatures and situations.

The Sigma EF610 DG ST Flash for Canon is a hot-shoe mount flash unit with TTL automatic flash exposure and an auto zoom function that adjusts the flash angle based on the chosen focal length of the lens (from 24-105mm). A built-in wide panel extends the flash angle to 17mm for wide-angle shooting. Manual control is also available to control the flash power from full to 1/16 power. The Guide Number for the EF610 is 61 m at ISO 100 and 105mm.

The flash head can be tilted up 90º and down 7º and swivelled 90º to the right and 180º to the left for flexible bounce control.  

Kit Items
  • Petal-Type Lens Hood (LH680-04)
  • Front Lens Cap (LCF II)
  • Rear Lens Cap (LCR)
  • Limited 4-Year U.S.A. Warranty (Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects with Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects)
    • EF610 DG ST Flash for Canon
    • Flash Stand (FS-11)
    • Carrying Case
    • 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.

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Sigma18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount
     
    4.4

    (based on 138 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (73)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (85)
    • Lightweight (80)
    • Easily interchangeable (59)
    • Strong construction (55)
    • Consistent output (51)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (30)
    • Lens creep (16)
    • Heavy (13)
    • Slow focus (13)
    • Blurry focus (8)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (97)
    • Wildlife photos (64)
    • Macro photography (58)
    • Sports/action (53)
    • Low light (30)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (75), Casual photographer (30), Semi-pro photographer (18), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (122), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great all in one walkaround lens

    Absolute the best superzoom out there today, period. Unlike other superzooms, this lens is sharp throughout the entire range(sharpness drops a bit at the most telephoto end). I had the Sigma...Read complete review

    Absolute the best superzoom out there today, period. Unlike other superzooms, this lens is sharp throughout the entire range(sharpness drops a bit at the most telephoto end). I had the Sigma 17-50mm OS. Was planning to get a telephoto and a macro lens. Decided to sell the 17-50mm once I heard Sigma was coming out with a new 18-250mm Macro OS. It's not a true macro lens, but for closeups it destroys all other superzooms. I haven't experience any lens creep. The Tamron 18-270mm PZD VC had some major lens creep. I did not like the Canon 18-200mm. It was bulky and heavy. The Sigma 18-250mm Macro OS is small and lightweight. Only con I really have is that the focus hunts on occasion. Check me out on Flickr.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The tele end is NOT 250, not even close

    I bought this lens to be used mostly as a travel all-in-one to go with my T3i, and have been using a Tiffen UV filter on it from day 1. After comparing directly to...Read complete review

    I bought this lens to be used mostly as a travel all-in-one to go with my T3i, and have been using a Tiffen UV filter on it from day 1. After comparing directly to the Canon 17-55 F2.8, I immediately noticed that when I took a picture from the same position with the 17-55@55, the subject filled ~1/3 of the frame compared to the full frame on this Sigma@250, which didn't add up. A few weeks later I had the chance to compare directly to the Canon EF 75-300, which confirmed my suspicions and the claim by Microdevthat this isn't really a 18-250 lens. I took a few pictures of a framed photo on the opposite wall using both lenses and have found that this 18-250's tele end is equivalent to the Canon 75-300 at ~165. This is ridiculous! It's as if I bought a 55" TV and in the box was a 32"! This alone made me seriously regret buying this lens, and if it didn't mean incurring over $100 in losses (shipping both ways + border/customs/handling fees), I'd return it.

    Aside from that, some other issues with the lens is the very noticable vignetting at the wide end compared to the kit 18-55 (both wearing UV filters, but not hoods), and the spotty autofocus: I've had intermittent issues where it just couldn't get focus and kept going back and forth in a loop. Focusing in live-view is a lot worse than the kit lens as well. Also, the lens makes a quiet but definitely audible and worrying noise constantly while the camera is on (sounds a bit like a 2.5" hard drive spinning and seeking). I haven't been able to identify the source of the noise since it persists regardless of whether the autofocus or OS is on or off.

    Not to sound all negative, the sharpness seems to be ok, and there aren't any plainly visible abberations. I really like the "macro" usability even if it isn't a real macro lens, and the bokeh is as good as I've encountered in my so far brief forray in photography. The build quality looks and feels solid, and I appreciate the free hood.

    All in all, I'm perfectly happy with the pictures it takes, but at the end of the day, the only reason I bought this lens was for its wide zoom range- and I was scammed in this regard. I've attached the pictures to back-up my claims against this lens. Hopefully, this review will warn others...

    Reviewed by 138 customers

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    5.0

    Magnificent lens

    By Rafael Guedes

    from Brasil

    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

    Great lens, perfect for photo and video in environments with good lighting. I use this lens on my work in Brazil with my Canon EOS 70D and T5i. I recommend!

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    1.0

    not nive lens

    By aldo

    from sao paulo, brasil

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Blurry Focus
    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

    focus no good on the left side
    no light lens
    noisy

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    So Compact

    By J-Nine

    from Bend, OR

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

        Offers so much in an easy to travel size. Quality of the images is top quality and it's easy to adjust for manual focus. I highly recommend this lens.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good relation price/quality

        By Antonio López

        from Girona, Spain

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

          I bought this one for handle just one lens in all situations: hikings, vacations, etc.

          It is good for me, previously I had a Tamron 70-300 VC and for my the stabilization of Tamron is better than Sigma, but Sigma is good enough.

          Good size, good weight, great purchase for your all-in-one.

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          • No

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          5.0

          No changing lenses!

          By GrandPen

          from Spokane, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

              A friend recommended purchasing this lens rather than the standard 18-55 and 55-250. I love it! I am learning to use all the features of my new DSLR and am happy to have one lens to get the shots I want.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Affordable excellence

              By Train spotter

              from Rockaway, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Travel Photography

              Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

              This is my one-lens solution for my Canon EOS camera. No more lugging three lenses so I have the right zoom (and missing the show while changing lenses). No more sore shoulders from carrying all those lenses. It's just what I wanted and I've had no problems with it. Catching a [$] rebate was really great!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Lens

              By Downeast Photo

              from Marshfield, ME

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Video

              Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

              I originally purchased this lens to take photos at youth baseball and softball. It has quickly become my favorite all around use lens. Focus is fast and sharp and the light weight makes it a lot better to carry. Really wish I had bought this lens sooner. Low light perfromance is a little lacking but that is to be expected. All in all I am very happy with this lens escpecally in photographing sports.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Very Nice all around lens

              By Neal K

              from League City, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

              • Soft focus

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

              Love not having to switch lens all the time

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              • No

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              5.0

              Worth every penny this len cost.

              By leftwir

              from Maryland

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                The len is a great all around len. I have used it for close up shots and distance action shots and all have come out great.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great upgrade to Canon 60D

                By Bill G,

                from Culpeper Virgiia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Auto Focus Great
                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Image Stabilization Good
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction
                • Versatile From Basic 28

                Cons

                • Lens Creep

                Best Uses

                • Good all purpose lens
                • 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 OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                Turn on camera and it is ready with no lens changing yo mess things up. Getting ready to take camera to Alaska and preliminary test shoots show this lens as a good fit to Canon 60d

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                • No

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                5.0

                A Single Lens saves me time and energy

                By xtbmlguy

                from Ambler, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                Plan to use for travel; a buddy highly recommended the super zoom; have already taken some wonderful shots. Would liked a little more zoom, but this should be great on my trip to Machu Picchu and Galapagos!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Always ready for the shot!

                By Bondur

                from Beatrice ,NE

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                  Bought it with my Canon 70D what a great combo.Have new grand daughter always ready for the shot with this lens.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Best lens for the money

                  By Mcfoto

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Corporate Events

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                    This lens saves me from changing from wide angle to telephoto. Great one stop shopping for my needs, Corporate Events.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great for outdoor/action shots

                    By Sablefish

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Lens Creep

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                    I am an amateur photographer/soccer mom. I have used my first DSLR for two years now (Canon Rebel T4i), and until now I only used the kit lens (EFS 18-55mm) that came with it. I went to B&H looking for a lens better suited for capturing action shots on the field.

                    My excellent sales guy steered me to this lens. He was sensitive to showing me a lens that was appropriate for my needs without being more than I needed or too expensive. At first he stated that this lens is the one lens for everything. I called him on that--even I know that there is no one lens for every shot. Perhaps a more accurate description is that this lens covers the needs of the kit lens plus a better zoom.

                    This lens really shines at max zoom. The photos I've taken so far at shorter focal lengths don't seem any different than what I've done with my standard lens, and there's no surprise there. But the photos at max zoom are pretty great. Granted it took 400 shots to get two really good ones--but I'm getting there!

                    The only complaint of this lens is lens creep. The lens itself is so heavy that the weight of the front element pulls the whole lens forward. There is a lock that keeps the lens at the chosen zoom, but it's annoying to constantly flip a switch back and forth every time I want to zoom out. For now the lens is a minor annoyance, but the google tells me that it may get more pronounced as the zoom ring's friction starts to wear with use. The google also tells me a simple solution--a black hair elastic tucked into the gap (I'll let you google that solution yourself).

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                    5.0

                    An awesome lens

                    By phoenix3102

                    from Concord, NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                    If you can only take one lens with you, this is the one to take. It offers a wide range - from wide angle to telephoto and the macro focusing is fantastic. This is a very solidly-built lens - which means that it is not light. But if you liked the ruggedness of the old FD lenses, you'll like this one. The focusing is super-fast and the image stabilization is a nice bonus.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    My daily basis lens

                    By willycoyote

                    from NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                    As I'm new in this photgraphy world I was looking for a lens which I can use in a daily basis without changing lenses periodically. In this point, this lens it's just what I need in this moment, as you can take a panorama foto as also as zoom photo. It has a sharp resolution even in zoom. HSM system it's a plus.

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                    4.0

                    Good for what it is

                    By MinAZ

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Blurry Focus

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                    If you want a good 25x zoom lens for a steal, this is the lens for you. You can travel with it and it will give reasonably good pictures for the widest variety of subjects. However, with everything there is a tradeoff. While this lens can almost do it all including macro, one thing it suffers from is blurry focus. And even in focus, the pictures are often soft zoomed it. So I find that this lens leads to a great percentage of rejects. If the percentage of keepers is your main concern, this is not the lens for you. However, if you want to carry just one lens and be done with it (and be prepared to shoot extra frames), then this is probably the best deal on the planet.

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                    4.0

                    Good lens

                    By Darla

                    from Texas

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                    Nice lens, a little noisy but I'm happy with it.

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                    4.0

                    Great all around lens.

                    By Photodude

                    from St. Louis, MO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                    I got this lens for a DisneyWorld vaction trip to replace lugging around multiple HEAVY lens. This lens is very compact yet has a tiny amount of heft to show me has higher quality than kit lens. I purchased through B&H for [$]. Can't beat the quality for this cheap. Pics seem pretty sharp. Perfect size and range for this kind of trip. The extreme tele end actually seems less than the 250mm claimed, but it was sufficient for replacing multiple lens. Great value for this lens.

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                    5.0

                    Very versatile lens for the money

                    By Wagg

                    from Terry ms

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF-S Mount:

                    I use this lens for every use, the range covers most all situations with out needing to carry special lens.
                    It seems to be well made with very little lens creep.

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