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

Price: $714.00
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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 Pentax K Cameras
The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens and EF610 DG ST Flash Kit for Pentax from B&H Photo is a lens/flash kit offering two superb products for your Pentax K 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 Pentax 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 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.
    • EF610 DG ST Flash for Pentax
    • 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 HSM for Pentax K Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (18)
    • Strong construction (16)
    • Consistent output (12)
    • Durable (11)
    • Easily interchangeable (11)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (21)
    • Wildlife photos (14)
    • Macro photography (10)
    • Sports/action (6)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29)

    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

    You wont miss a shot

    By beach

    from Orange Park, FL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Great lens for travel and casual events. Quiet and fast focusing in any light on my Pentax K5iis. I have not experienced any zoom creep in the few weeks I've owned it, it has a lock if I need it. Macro works well.It's not as sharp as my 17-50 Sigma lens or any prime so don't expect that, but it takes good quality pictures fast at any distance, so you don't miss anything. Point, zoom, shoot, enjoy your vacation.

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        3.0

        New Camera Operator

        By Twin's Mom

        from Marietta, GA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I am a new camera operator so this review is strictly based on my experience with the lens and camera. I am using the lens with my new K500 Pentax camera. I purchased the lens to get close up photos of my twin daughters in the Marching Band. If I'm in the stands I still don't get very close images. This past weekend they were at a competition and I had to get to the fence along the track in order to get close enough to distinguish between my girls and the other students in the band. Because of my lack of experience with quality cameras and lenses maybe this one isn't the best lens to get those super close ups that I'm looking for. I did tell the representative when I was ordering what I wanted and this is what he recommended based on my price point. I'm getting quality photos just not as close as I would like.

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            5.0

            Impressive little package

            By The Pedaller

            from Pioneer Valley

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action

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

              As a recent Pentax convert, I have only a K-50 body and two kit lenses. I quickly bought a Sigma 70-300 solely for it's longer reach. It was a little too much of the same kit stuff, plus quite bulky, so I returned. Now then, onto the 18-250; convenience and quality all in one neat package. Gives me a tiny bit more reach, quiet, fast focus PLUS macro that functions like a real macro lens. I take my new camera everywhere now. Sigma's first big test was a professional bicycle race in Montreal. I carried it for 9 hours around my neck without any complaints. A handy little lock button keeps barrel creep in check, great when running and walking for the next shot. In terms of photo quality, I came away very pleased. Image quality is as good or better than the kit glass. Bicycles going 40 MPH plus are no problem for this rugged little lens!

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              5.0

              I like this lens

              By Jim

              from Shelburne, VT

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    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

                    Verified Buyer

                    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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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    very good and easy to use

                    By Dan

                    from Sydney

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          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

                            Verified Buyer

                            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

                              Verified Buyer

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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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