Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF Mount

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

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

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

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  • 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 Canon EF Cameras
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Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 overview

  • 1Description

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

  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF Mount

    If you have a Canon camera with a smaller-size APS-C sensor and EF mount, then the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM from Sigma is an incredibly versatile lens that is a real jack-of-all-trades lens you can carry in any situation. With a focal length spanning from a wide-angle 18mm up to a 250 mm telephoto zoom, with macro capabilities to boot, Sigma's 18-250mm could easily be your camera's first all-in-one lens, or a great replacement for several smaller lenses that you're looking to consolidate.

    Sigma redesigned the optical and structural design of this lens in order to achieve a relatively compact size, at 4.0" long, as well as a close minimum focusing distance of 13.8" for macro photography. Their Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) construction maintains the structure of the lens, with little variation despite changing temperatures. The lens also incorporates a brass-made bayonet mount, to further reinforce the lenses durability and resistance to wear and tear over time.

    The minimum focusing distance is the same throughout the focal length of the entire zoom range, and provides a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9. As an added benefit over fixed focal length macro lenses, the size and framing of subjects can quickly and easily be adjusted by rotating the zoom ring. For even further convenience, at each focusing distance on the side of the lens barrel, the maximum magnification ratio is also displayed.

    The 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM has been built with Sigma's exclusive Optical Stabilizer (OS) function. This provides approximately 4-stops of effective camera correction, allowing for lower-light shooting, or greater sharpness in adequate lighting situations. This benefit is even carried into the macro range of photography, where the slightest bump or blur could easily ruin an image. This stabilizer is also adaptive to moving subjects, detecting your movement as you pan the camera and lens, offering effective correction there as well.

    For high image quality, you know you've got to have high quality glass, and Sigma has incorporated their Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element into the 18-250mm. In addition to the SLD element, three aspherical lenses, including a double-sided aspherical lens, have been used in the lens' construction--offering excellent correction of color aberration, for better clarity and quality of images throughout the zoom range.

    A Super Multi-Layer Coating has also been employed to reduce flare and ghosting with this lens. This makes it resistant to strong incident light, such as backlight behind a subject, providing sharper, high contrast images even shooting into a light source. To prevent internal reflections from occurring, the included petal-type lens hood can be attached in order to block out extraneous light.

    For a lens that offers a wide-angle to telephoto focal length, the ability to zoom-in with macro photography, and provides Optical Stabilization built-in, Sigma's 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM made for Canon cameras is more than a match. Whether you're on a macro product shoot, a walk in the park, or have a wedding to go to, this lens will help you shoot high quality images in any situation.

    Possibilities as Wide as its Zoom Range
    Going from an 18mm wide-angle lens in the park, to an 85mm portrait lens at a wedding, and later attaching a heavy 250mm lens for wildlife or sport photography means you'll have to carry pounds of gear around with you, by hand or on your back, all day long. With the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM, you won't have to risk dust entering your Canon camera body, dropping one of your lenses as the bride's aunt runs into you with a glass of wine, or fumbling to switch to your zoom lens as you watch an eagle soar away--missing opportunities because you had the wrong lens at the time
    In Close, or Wide Open
    Not only is the zoom range excellent for a variety of situations, but the focus range is also conducive to macro photography--with the added benefit of zooming in on the tiniest textures or creatures. With a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9 you can get an up-close and personal shot of the petals of a flower, then immediately zoom out and catch a group photo before anyone blinks
    Compact Construction
    Incorporating double-sided aspherical lenses, and redesigning the lenses construction, Sigma has made improvements in keeping this lens at a relatively compact size, yet still achieving an outstanding zoom range. The filter thread diameter has been reduced to 62mm--while, with a 13x zoom range, the length of the lens still remains a mere 3.4" long
    Tough Exterior, yet Quality Interior
    While the design and construction of the lens has kept it relatively compact, the new Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material has been used to keep it strong and resistant to weathering effects. In addition, a brass made bayonet mount reinforces the strength applied to the surface of the lens. The combination of these features leads to reduced contractility with changing temperatures, a higher quality of lens construction, and allows for slimmer parts to be used--keeping it compact and strong
    Holding Steady
    Sigma has incorporated their unique Optical Stabilizer (OS) function that offers effectively 4-stops of correction. This makes it possible to compensate for camera shake even in the close-up macro range of photography where a small blur can be detrimental to an image. Even when photographing moving subjects, such as those in sports, the OS function automatically detects the camera's movement and offers effective correction for potential camera shake. The stabilizer's effectiveness does gradually decrease as the shooting distance becomes shorter, however, and is not available on Sony or Pentax camera mounts
    Flares, Aberrations, and Ghosting. Oh my!
    Everybody says you should invest in your glass, and Sigma's 18-250mm provides just the way for you to do that. With three Aspherical glass elements that offer correction for distortion. Four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements that provide optimum color correction and sharpness, as well as a Super Multi-Layer lens coating that reduces flare and ghosting. This array of optical features assure high image quality throughout the entire zoom range, and widely varying lighting situations
    UPC: 085126883546
  • Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras

    With a powerful guide number of 200' at ISO 100 and 105mm, the Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash works with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II and offers users the ability to illuminate the subject or scene both on camera and off. The unit also has a zoom range of 24-105mm with full frame cameras and has a wide-angle panel that will extend this to 17mm. The head will tilt from -7 to 90° and rotate right 90° and left 180° for full bounce capabilities. And, it has wireless master and slave TTL functionality.

    The flash also offers first and second curtain sync modes as well as a 5 to 7 second recycle time at full power. Additionally, it runs on 4 AA batteries and comes with a stand a case.

    Built-in catch light panel
    Red-eye reduction mode
    Manual flash power settings of 1/1 and 1/16 power
    Auto power off setting
    Battery life of 120-160 flashes
    UPC: 085126927431
In the Box
  • 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.
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF Mount
      Focal Length 18 - 250mm
      Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
      Minimum: f/22
      Camera Mount Type Canon EF
      Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
      Angle of View 76.5° - 6.5°
      Minimum Focus Distance 13.8" (35.05 cm)
      Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
      Elements/Groups 13 / 16
      Diaphragm Blades 7
      Image Stabilization Yes
      Autofocus Yes
      Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
      Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.5" (7.37 x 8.89 cm)
      Weight 1.04 lb (.47 kg)
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.2 x 4.2"
    • Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash for Canon Cameras
      Mount Shoe
      Guide No. 200.13'; (61 m) ISO100 at 105 mm Position
      Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/16
      Bounce Head -7 to +90°
      Swivel Head 270°
      Coverage 17 - 105 mm (Full Frame)
      Distance Range 1.64 to 16.40' (0.5 to 5 m)
      Zoom Head Full Frame: 24 - 105 mm
      Off-Camera Terminal Not Specified by Manufacturer
      Recycle Time Approximately 5 - 7 Seconds
      Flash Duration 1/700 sec @ Full Power
      Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
      Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
      Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
      Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 5.5 x 4.6" / 77.0 x 139.0 x 117.0 mm
      Weight 11.640 oz / 330 g without batteries
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 4.6 x 3.9"

    Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 reviews

    18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon EF Mount is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 197.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all in one walkaround lens Absolute the best superzoom out there today, period. Unlike other superzooms, this lens is sharp throughout the entire range(sharpness drops a bit at the most telephoto end). I had the Sigma 17-50mm OS. Was planning to get a telephoto and a macro lens. Decided to sell the 17-50mm once I heard Sigma was coming out with a new 18-250mm Macro OS. It's not a true macro lens, but for closeups it destroys all other superzooms. I haven't experience any lens creep. The Tamron 18-270mm PZD VC had some major lens creep. I did not like the Canon 18-200mm. It was bulky and heavy. The Sigma 18-250mm Macro OS is small and lightweight. Only con I really have is that the focus hunts on occasion. Check me out on Flickr. TheVancouverGuy
    Date published: 2012-07-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent carry around lens This is an excellent option if you don't want to carry many lenses with you, works very well on both ends (wide and tele). Only con I've found so far is the slow focusing. Works very well for over all purposes. I've only had this lens for a month and I've shot like 600 pictures with it and most of them are very good. Still, for portraits I'll keep using my primes (Tokina f/2.8 35mm and Canon f/1.8 50mm) they are much sharper, and for sports I'll keep using my Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III as it focuses much faster. In a nut shell it's a very good all around lens, but for specific purposes/tasks there are better options.
    Date published: 2013-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lens is a tool. As photographers, we use many things to get our shots. A lens is just one of these. You need to learn to use them to your advantage. Optically, this lens is sharp. The contrast and colors really pop.F6.3 at the longer ends is problematic, but not something that you can't deal with. That's why we have ISO settings.So far this glass has been a lot of fun. Have taken about 100 shots so far,most of them keepers. When you just want to take your camera and 1 lens, this will do the trick.The two photos show macro and the tele ends of this lens.Go for it.
    Date published: 2014-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is Definitely a Standout Lens! I've used this lens only at nighttime and indoor concerts so far and I've been REALLY impressed with its fast focusing and crisp clarity. And with it being both wide and telephoto, I've been able to keep a wide range of creative shots! This lens BLOWS AWAY my last vari-zoom lens, which was Tamron's PZD 18-270mm, due to the Sigma's faster focusing, better detail capture, and lower price! Looking forward to using it for sporting events soon!
    Date published: 2012-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Solid Lens I originally bought this lens for my son's Canon 3Ti but I had the opportunity to use it last weekend on my Canon 60D at an indoor archery shoot. The event was held in a high school gymnasium which many of you can attest to can have variable lighting conditions. I was pleasantly surprised with the lens it performed well and I left the Hoya UV Haze filter on it. I have added some untouched photos to show how the lens performed without using a flash. I like the lens because you can cover a wide range of distances replacing two lens to do the same job.
    Date published: 2013-02-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great travel or all around lens i bought this lens to have the longer zoom and to have a one lens system for traveling. for most of my family trips i don't have time to set up tripods and swap lenses to get the perfect shot. the lens is a great solution for this. as long as you don't expect L glass quality shots, you will be pleased. it's light and the zoom and focus rings are smooth. not great indoors in low light but at f3.5 that's to be expected. my shots are fairly sharp and i don't notice too much barrel distortion (easy to fix in lightroom anyway). i'm also a rock hound and the macro does a good job with close ups.
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens for beginners and enthusiasts I use this lens on my Canon 70D, and I love it. I work for a company and run their photo shoots, and this lens helps me on the job because of its great versatility. It does a great job at taking macro photos, and is great for nature and landscape photography. It truly is a very multipurpose lens that works great for all types of photography. The only problems I have with it is sometimes slow loopy and rather grainy sounding autofocus, vignetting at the edges, and pretty bad lens creep. All in all this is a great lens and I would recommend it to anyone other than a commercial professional.
    Date published: 2014-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around lens - used for a trip! I purchased this lens right before my trip to Costa Rica. I wanted one lens that could do everything, both wide angle and zoom since I wanted to shoot landscapes and closeups of animals. Overall I really like the lens. My favorite feature is the lock that keeps the lens at one length when I have my camera around my neck. It is great at preventing lens creep. I was surprised that the 250mm maximum focal length was actually not enough for what I wanted for my closeup photos. I wish I was able to test out the lens in the store before ordering online because maybe I would have discovered this problem and bought a lens with a longer range. I am still satisfied with it as an everyday lens. Thanks B&H!
    Date published: 2017-01-24
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