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Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary Lens for Sony A

BH #SI1830035SO • MFR #886205
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Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary Lens for Sony A
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-450mm (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 Sony A-mount 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro 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 HSM Contemp... Overview

Covering a useful wide-angle to super telephoto range, the Sony A-mount 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro 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. 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 Sony A-mount cameras, and provides a 27-450mm 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.
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.

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
18 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 450mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
76.5° to 5.4°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.28' / 39 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.33x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:3
Optical Design
17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.11 x 4" / 79 x 101.5 mm
Weight
1.29 lb / 585 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.9 x 4.2 x 4.1"

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

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Is this lens compatible (work well) with the ...

Is this lens compatible (work well) with the Pentax DA 1.4x rear converter (TC)?
Asked by: Noel
The only thing I can say is that I love the lens. I don't have or use any adapters. But, I don't see why it wouldn't work just fine.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-10-25

I am looking to replace an older Tamron 18-300 ...

I am looking to replace an older Tamron 18-300 for my Pentax K70. I use it for photos of our 9 grandkids, everything from college football to grade school baseball and football, so take some tele shots during the games, then close ups and groups after the games. I am hoping for decent macro capabilities. Tamron is OK, but not always real sharp. Will this be an improvement and add decent macro?
Asked by: Charles
Yes, this lens would be quite sharp and offers a decent macro function.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-10-28

Has anyone used this lens with the K50?

Has anyone used this lens with the K50?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the lens works quite well with the K50.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-09

Hi Does this lens works with K10D ? Yann

Hi Does this lens works with K10D ? Yann
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary Lens for Pentax K, will work on the Pentax K10D camera.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-07-05

Hi Does this lens works with K10D ? Yann

Hi Does this lens works with K10D ? Yann
Asked by: Yann
Yes, the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary Lens for Pentax K, will work on the Pentax K10D camera.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-07-05

How does it compair with the Pentax K70 kit ...

How does it compair with the Pentax K70 kit 18-135 weather resistant lens?
Asked by: william
The Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary Lens is a very sharp lens, with 1:3 macro capability. Focus speed will vary depending on what Pentax body it is mounted on. The focal range of 18-300mm makes it one lens that does everything. But this Sigma lens offers no weather resistance. The Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR Lens was created for the exact size of the sensor in the Pentax camera, and when mounted on a Pentax camera it works to create a seal with the body making this kit truly weather resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions. The Pentax lens will focus faster on a Pentax camera body, and when creating images, this 18-135mm lens offers consistent style and color of other Pentax lenses.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-05-24

How well does this lens work with the Pentax k-3? ...

How well does this lens work with the Pentax k-3? Are there any issues with that combination?
Asked by: Scott
It works well. We are not aware of any issues.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-05-23

Will this lens work well with a SONY LA-EA4 35mm ...

Will this lens work well with a SONY LA-EA4 35mm lens adapter on a Sony A7sii?
Asked by: Owen
I believe it would because your camera is an A mount.To be sure ask someone at B&H....
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-25
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