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

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

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    Sigma18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM for Sony Alpha Cameras
     
    4.3

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Consistent output (8)
    • Easily interchangeable (7)

    Cons

    • Blurry focus (3)
    • Heavy (3)
    • Lens creep (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (15)
    • Wildlife photos (9)
    • Macro photography (7)
    • Sports/action (7)
    • Low light (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (13), Casual photographer (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lots of Power in a Compact Package

    I use the product for general photography including wide angle and telephoto, as well as "normal" shots. I also shoot a great deal of of macrophotographs of flowers.I use it...Read complete review

    I use the product for general photography including wide angle and telephoto, as well as "normal" shots. I also shoot a great deal of of macrophotographs of flowers.I use it on a Sony Alpha 700. I wish they would make it for a full frame camera. I have shot lots of pictures with no problems. The only problem I had was with Sigma postponing shipment to B and H. It took 2 1/2 months to receive, but it was well worth the wait. I think the long waiting time is Sigma just does not think Sony cameras are as popular as those of Canon and Nikon. It is the ideal lens for travel (photo safari type trips excluded). It does great on landscapes and moderate telephoto shots. It is a very impressive lens which I would highly recommend to anyone serious about photography.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    good lens, horrible distortion

    The lens is generally good and pretty sharp up to 135mm.
    Big downside to me is the distortion that is not corrected by my camera like it is with original equipment lens.Read complete review

    The lens is generally good and pretty sharp up to 135mm.
    Big downside to me is the distortion that is not corrected by my camera like it is with original equipment lens.

    Still think it's ok for walk around.

    might have to add that it is not worse on distortion than similar lens from other brands. But I read a review (from pre production lens?) that made me hope for better

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    4.0

    Excellent all-round lens for the money!

    By Belgian Traveler

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Blurry Focus
    • Lens Creep

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

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

    Since I take most of my photos when traveling I needed a versatile lens, the 18-250mm Sigma is precisely that.

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    5.0

    Love this lens!

    By Nettie

    from Shreve, OH

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      Got a beautiful Sony camera for Christmas - going to Africa in March and needed a telescopic lens. After much research and opinions from those who know - this lens is what I chose and I love it. I am very much a beginner and the heft, balance and automatic settings are perfect for me. I've only had it a week, but the pictures I took at Niagara Falls are perfect!

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      5.0

      Perfect for amateur photography

      By Jack

      from Dubois, pa

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

      I am not a professional photographer but having a lens capable of capturing close up, macro, wide angle, low light, and anything else I could throw at it all incredibly well makes my hobby a lot more enjoyable! Only issue when pointing down lens tends to zoom on its own. Just gotta keep two hands on it when shooting at a downward angle.

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      5.0

      LOVE THIS LENS

      By FAITH RAD

      from NEW JERSEY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      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 Sony Alpha Cameras:

      LOVE THIS LENS, I DONT' HAVE TO CARRY A FEW LENSES WITH ME.....HAVE WIDE ANGLE, MACRO AND TELEPHOTO ALL IN ONE. ALITTLE ON THE HEAVY SIDE, BUT STILL VERY HAPPY WITH IT!

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Replace your kit lens with this one

      By Art Guy

      from Tampa Bay, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Purpose

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

        I bought this for my Sony A65 as a general, all purpose lens to keep on the camera for family photos, and anytime I want to have a camera handy but not carry any extra lenses. It serves that purpose nicely, and after taking a few test shots, I'm happy to report it fits my needs perfectly.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By YP77

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

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

          Fast focusing and sharp pictures from 18 to 250 mm.
          I used it with my SONY A 37 to make landscape pictures.

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          4.0

          All-purpose lens

          By Mike

          from Hernando, MS

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Sigma's 18-250mm f3.5 lens replaces both the standard lens that came with the Sony a58 DSLR recently purchased as well as the optional 75-300 f4.0 lens that was part of the package. The beauty of this lens is its' permanence (no changing lenses to cover the focal length ranges I need). I'm a photographer for our local newspaper, the Desoto Times Tribune, and occasionally find myself at sports events where 'reach' is necessary since I'm either on the sidelines or the action is taking place in the distance (golf tournaments, etc.). The Sigma 18-250 has proven itself the ideal lens in these cases. It is small enough and light enough to handle easily, has the speed range useful enough and quality to match the high megapixels of the a58 (20-meg). Even at extremes (250mm at f5.6) the lens performs very well and the results are impressive. I highly recommend the Sigma 18-250 f3.5 to anyone looking for an "all purpose" lens.

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            5.0

            Simply put this is an amzing lens

            By DSB Drumtech

            from Perris, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Video

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

              This lens allowed me to stop switching lens. I use it to shoot concerts, and it works great in low light situations. It replaces two Sony lens, 18mm to 55mm and 55mm to 200mm. It is a perfect all in one walk around lens. I have been using it for about two weeks and cant find a thing to complain about. I reccomend this to anyone that wants a really good walk around lens.

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              4.0

              Good lens for the price

              By SLT-A77 User

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                As far as compromise lenses go, this one is pretty good. Needs to be stopped down a stop for best sharpness, but offers a good all around package if traveling light.

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                4.0

                Very good bang for your buck

                By Biker BoB

                from Huntville, AL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

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

                  I'm a professional photographer and shoot outdoor events on Sony DSLR's.

                  After my Sony DT 18-250 flaked out for the second time in two years (same problem, the autofocus mechanism in the lense just goes wonky in the middle of a shoot) I decided to switch over to this lense.

                  Works just like the Sony model, and feels more solid, better built with less lense creep. The autofocusing is just a tad slower, but nothing that I even would have even noticed if I hadn't shot several hundred thousand photos on my old Sony DT 18-250 lense.

                  Vignetting, light and autofocus all seem to be about the same for all intents and purposes, and after a few thousand shots it's still going strong.

                  It's an affordable long zoom lense, so it's not going to shoot like a prime and is never going to be as razor sharp as a lense that costs 10x more... But for what it is and accepting the limitations of long zoom lense I'm very pleased with it.

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                  5.0

                  SWEET LENS

                  By Dennis227

                  from Olympia,Wa

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  Purchased this lens to use with my Sony A57- I really like how it performs. The autofocus works well with no annoying hunting. The range of this lens allows for macro to distant views easy. I have an older Tamron 70-300 lens which I still use but it "hunts" so much that I usually use manual focus.
                  The lens is also very quiet when focusing.
                  Anyway....I find this Sigma lens(made in Japan)to be well made and very compact. It is heavy...but it is not a deal breaker for me.

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                  5.0

                  SWEET LENS

                  By Dennis227

                  from Olympia,Wa

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  Purchased this lens to use with my Sony A57- I really like how it performs. The autofocus works well with no annoying creep. The range of this lens allows for macro to distant views easy. I have an older Tamron 70-300 lens which I still use but it "hunts" so much that I usually use manual focus.
                  The lens is also very quiet when focusing.
                  Anyway....I find this Sigma lens(made in Japan)to be well made and very compact. It is heavy...but it is not a deal breaker for me.

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                  4.0

                  Great lens

                  By Amatuer Photog.

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None so far

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors good light

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

                  Purchased this lens for my Sony A200. Autofocus was fast and quiet and seems to be a great lens for capturing the family during various outdoor activities.

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                  5.0

                  why did it take so long?

                  By sandaxkes

                  from Kingsport, Tennessee

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I waited a long time for a lens like Sigma's 18-250mm. I always hated to have to change from one lens to my telephoto, and I know I missed some good and cute shots. You would expected the lens to be a bit heavy and it is lighter than my telephoto lens. WOW 2 lens in one and light. So a big THANK YOU to Sigma.

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                      4.0

                      Great All in One Lens

                      By Shuttershock

                      from Peoria,IL

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      I use this for macro nature shots, portrait and Aviation. The focal range and crop factor is great. Excellent lens for the price!

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                      4.0

                      Well built,compact

                      By JFH

                      from Midwest

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        Great focal range for all in one lens, well built,compact, light. Should be a price break for non OS. Best I found for the price.

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                        2.0

                        I can not recommend for serious shooter

                        By G

                        from New Hampshire

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Blurry Focus
                        • Lens Creep
                        • Poor in Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                        Although a compromise lens, it lives up (down) to reviews..excellent at 18mm...way too soft at 250mm. Locks at 18 and 250mm, but lens creep is unacceptable anywhere in between! I was very disappointed and returned the lens. This was the first time I have ever returned anything to B&H.

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                        3.0

                        Exceptional quality for the price

                        By Dawnythrush

                        from Edmore MI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Blurry Focus
                        • Slow Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        Love the fact that I don't have to carry multiple lens to get the pic. Can zoom when needed. Works better to manual focus on the Sony which sometimes slows you down and you miss your shot. Pictures are awesome at full range with excellent attention to detail. Have created beautiful 13 x 10 prints using this lens.

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                        3.0

                        good lens, horrible distortion

                        By Jens

                        from LA, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

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

                          The lens is generally good and pretty sharp up to 135mm.
                          Big downside to me is the distortion that is not corrected by my camera like it is with original equipment lens.

                          Still think it's ok for walk around.

                          might have to add that it is not worse on distortion than similar lens from other brands. But I read a review (from pre production lens?) that made me hope for better

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                          4.0

                          Great multifunction lense

                          By jesage

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Weddings/Events

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

                            Great lense! Super quiet and super fast. Great wide range.

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