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Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF

BH #SI1830035C • MFR #886101
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Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-480mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Four FLD Elements and One SLD Element
Covering a useful wide-angle to super telephoto range, the Canon EF-mount 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM from Sigma is a flexible, all-in-one zoom characterized by its sleek design. As a Contemporary-series lens, this lens prioritizes versatility and compactness, making it well-suited for everyday and travel photography applications. The optical design utilizes a series of low dispersion and aspherical elements to greatly reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range and a Super Multi-Layer Coating also helps to control lens flare and ghosting for high contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, this lens is also adept at close-up shooting with a 1:3 maximum magnification and 1.3' minimum focusing distance.
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Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Cont... Overview

Covering a useful wide-angle to super telephoto range, the Canon EF-mount 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM from Sigma is a flexible, all-in-one zoom characterized by its sleek design. As a Contemporary-series lens, this lens prioritizes versatility and compactness, making it well-suited for everyday and travel photography applications. The optical design utilizes a series of low dispersion and aspherical elements to greatly reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range and a Super Multi-Layer Coating also helps to control lens flare and ghosting for high contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, this lens is also adept at close-up shooting with a 1:3 maximum magnification and 1.3' minimum focusing distance.

Balancing the optical capabilities, this 16.6x zoom also sports a Hyper Sonic Motor, which affords fast and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control. An Optical Stabilizer also benefits creating sharp imagery by minimizing the appearance of camera shake. Additionally, a rounded seven-blade diaphragm is featured, which contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

As part of the Contemporary line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve a balance between convenience and performance, and meshes a compact, lightweight build and versatile handling with notable optical attributes.
All-in-one zoom is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-mount cameras, and provides a 28.8-480mm equivalent focal length range.
One Special Low Dispersion (SLD) and Four F Low Dispersion (FLD) elements are featured in the optical design and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Three aspherical elements are used to help limit distortion and spherical aberrations and also contribute to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
Ideal for close-up shooting, this lens offers a 1:3 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1.3' to suit working with nearby subjects.
Integrated HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), along with a rear focus system, realizes quick and quiet autofocus, which is further complemented by an optimized AF algorithm to produce smoother focusing performance. The HSM also permits full-time manual focus control simply by rotating the focus ring at any time.
Optical Stabilizer system minimizes the appearance of camera shake to benefit making sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations. Additionally, a brass bayonet affords improved mounting accuracy and rigidity.
Zoom lock switch helps to prevent accidental and unwanted zoom adjustment.
This lens is compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuning different lens characteristics and updating its firmware.
UPC: 085126886547

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Cont... Specs

Focal Length18 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8 to 480mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View76.5° to 5.4°
Minimum Focus Distance1.28' / 39 cm
Maximum Magnification0.33x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:3
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.11 x 4" / 79 x 101.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7.41" / 188.2 mm
Weight1.29 lb / 585 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.95 x 4.25 x 4.2"

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Cont... Reviews

Amazing zoom range, great for Sports

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

Pros: Zoom range, sharp optics, good build quality. Cons:Stiff zoom ring (might loosen up), tiny focus ring in front of zoom ring. If you're touching it won't focus. Slow focus compared to USM on my Canon. Taking some getting used to but overall I'm very pleased with this lens.

I like it a lot but...

By Ben
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-01

It does every thing I wanted in a replacement for my Sigma 18-250 which was getting a little worn. The only small concern is that it seems that focus at long distances at 300MM seems a bit fuzzy. Haven't tested it enough to definitely say its a faule and I still need to review my own focusing techniques on this but otherwise it is a good replacement. Close up it is tack sharp.

Great, affordable, compact - win, win, win

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-12

I did quite a bit of research into this lens. I wanted a lens with a long focal range and image stabilization. I decided on the Sigma over the Tamron mostly because I've had issues with Tamron lenses in the past and vowed never to buy another one. I am extremely happy with my choice and very impressed with this lens.

Great Quality

By Dee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

This is an awesome lens that I highly recommend to anyone who needs the versatility of it and who also wants to walk around using it without a tripod. I love the macro and have taken gorgeous close ups of butterflies. I was also able to get great photos at 300 mm of birds when I am close to the trees they are in.

Great Lens!

By Dee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

I absolutely love this lens! I love the macro on it and have used it for my butterfly photos with great results. I can have it on 300 mm and get within inches of the butterfly on the flower and it works as a macro. I was totally amazed by it! My images are high quality. I use it exclusively on my Canon 80D. I would love to see Canon make lenses just like this one!

The Macro Is Wonderful

By Dee
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-09

The thing I like most about this lens is the macro. I have used the macro for butterfly and flower photography with excellent results. I wanted the extra telephoto of 300 for birds and have not had a chance to get many bird photos with it but the few I have gotten are ok. I find that using manual focus works best for me in macro and also for birds. The auto focus on this lens and also my 600 lens does not always focus accurately or fast enough as it is searching and by the time you do get an auto focus the bird or butterfly is already gone.

Great lens!

By Debbie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

I've been looking for an all-in-one lens - tired of always having to switch from my standard to telephoto! I've just started playing with it, but so far, it's everything I need in a lens!

A great wildlife lens

By Justin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-14

This has quickly become my main lens, especially when walking or hiking in the woods. It lets me shoot closer subjects like plants or squirrels and then quickly zoom in to birds in the treetops. The zoom lock is incredibly useful when walking with my camera on a shoulder strap. It keeps gravity from zooming the lens out, which was a major issue with my previous lens.

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