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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 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (16)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Consistent output (10)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Easily interchangeable (9)

    Cons

    • Lens creep (5)
    • Blurry focus (3)
    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (17)
    • Wildlife photos (11)
    • Macro photography (9)
    • Sports/action (9)
    • Low light (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Casual photographer (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Lens Better then reviews

    This is about as good as it gets for a swiss army knife lens. Good Macro, Good Bokeh, Good focus tracking ( on both A77 and A99, and with the sony flash system...Read complete review

    This is about as good as it gets for a swiss army knife lens. Good Macro, Good Bokeh, Good focus tracking ( on both A77 and A99, and with the sony flash system it works well indoors as well. For $[$]you cannot beat it.

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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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    5.0

    Great Lens!

    By Cory

    from NC

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

    Excellent, fast all-in-wonder travel lens. The build quality really impressed on a lens so inexpensive.

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    4.0

    Great lens

    By Trav

    from Austin, Texas

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Easy of use and great pictures on my a77 camera.

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      4.0

      Great carry around lens

      By FB the photog

      from The "Shire"

      About Me Photography Student

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Lens Creep

      Best Uses

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

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

      Use at museums, events and outdoor lanscapes. I have even used it for Diorama work. Love the versatility, and wide angle. Ion a 1.5 crop factor camera ( my Sony a58) it really works well. I am sure I will get it dialed in even more as time goes by. I still have not found its "sweet spot", as its been a pretty stable all around performer. Pic below is JUST as taken, NO post profuction, and its indoors, on a Very large object.

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      4.0

      Good all-around lens on A77

      By Devon S

      from Saskatchewan Canada

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

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

        I have the stock 18-70 and a 70-300 and always found myself needing around 30-150 and was constantly changing lenses. This lens definitely fixed that problem. The lens focuses extremely fast on the center point, even in low light. Other cross-type focal points were fairly reliable as well (more of a camera thing than a lens thing, but...). The focus motor is very quiet compared to my other lenses which will make this a winner for the wedding I have to shoot later this summer. One weird thing, the zoom is backward compared to my other lenses, but you get used to it.

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        5.0

        Great Lens Better then reviews

        By David

        from Franklin Indiana

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • One Lens Usability
        • Price

        Cons

        • Lens Creep
        • Minor creep
        • Not The Most Durable
        • Weak Casing

        Best Uses

        • Great For Multi
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

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

        This is about as good as it gets for a swiss army knife lens. Good Macro, Good Bokeh, Good focus tracking ( on both A77 and A99, and with the sony flash system it works well indoors as well. For $[$]you cannot beat it.

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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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          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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