18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM

One Lens. All Occasions.
OS, Multi-purpose
Travel, Landscape, Family, Nature & Wildlife
  • High performance & compact with great zoom ratio
  • Made with Thermally Stable Composite material
  • *Optical Stabilizer (OS) is not available for Sony and Pentax
  • Lens hood, front & rear cap included
DC
DCDC for Digital

These are special lenses designed for APS-C size sensors so that the image circle matches the smaller size of the image sensor of most digital SLR cameras. Their specialized design gives these lenses the ideal properties for digital cameras, the compact and lightweight construction is an added bonus!

HSM
HSMQuiet & Fast Autofocusing

This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high-speed AF.

OS
OSOptical Stabilizer

This function utilizes a built-in mechanism that compensates for camera shake. It dramatically expands photographic possibilities by alleviating camera movement when shooting by hand held camera.

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Price: $549.00

New Price: $349.00

Price: $549.00

New Price: $349.00

*Authorized dealer prices may vary
Overview

The addition of the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM speaks to Sigma’s versatile product lineup with this multipurpose zoom lens that offers Optical Stabilization (OS)* and covers wide angle to telephoto to macro photography. It differs from Sigma’s current 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens with its even more compact size, its macro capability with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9 and the use of Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material currently used only by Sigma.

TSC, which is incorporated into the lens barrel and is often compared to polycarbonate, has a high degree of elasticity and exhibits little variation in its structure in extreme temperature conditions. This means that internal barrel expansion and contraction due to extreme temperature variations is less prevalent. TSC also contributes to the lens’ size reduction. The non-macro 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 without TSC weighs 22.2 ounces and is 3.1 by 4 inches in diameter, whereas the new macro lens is 16.6 ounces and 2.9 by 3.5 inches in diameter.

Sigma optimized this lens’ power arrangement by incorporating double-sided aspherical lenses and reexamining the design to achieve a more compact filter diameter. The lens has an approximate 13x high zoom ratio with a filter size of 62mm in diameter. Sigma’s unique OS system, as well as one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass and three aspherical lens glasses, compensate for camera shake and enable correction of color aberration, respectively.

The new 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is also equipped with Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) to ensure fast and quiet auto-focusing, and a rounded, seven-blade diaphragm to create an attractive round blur to the out of focus areas. The lens features a brass-made bayonet mount applied on the surface to reinforce strength for long-term use and enable high accuracy and solidity.

Watson Lake

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/25 sec f16 100

“This photo was made  in Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona on a chilly morning.  The granite dells surrounding the lake are great subjects for textures and patterns.  On this particular image, the patterns of the ice on the foreground interested me.”

Washington cherry blossoms, 2015

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/2000 f11 800

Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC with cherry trees in bloom at the Tidal Basin.

Pelican

Pentax 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250 sec 8 200

no tripod

Eyes

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100 f/14 800

Eyes

Minnesota Arboretum

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/1000 f/14 800

Butterfly

Balloon

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/4000 3.5 100

My kids were playing with water balloons.

Top of the world

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/60 6.2 1600

Saw this little bug crawling up the plant near my garage. Put my new Sigma 18-250 on camera took some shots. This one turned out to be outstanding.

"Lunch"

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/640 6.3 100

Love of nature photography

Oh Baby

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/160 f6.3 250

my granddaughter .. 6 months.

Say Cheese

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100 f5 2500

making eye contact with a gator...

Unfolding nature

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/10 f9 400

Before it unfolds into a flower... in the early morning hours... the flowers in the field look like this

Stinky

Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/80 6.3 400

cat on the prowl

Teeth on the prize

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/1600 f/6.3 500

Taken at the Purina Farms dog performance show - 4/4/2015

Dandy Dandilion

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/80 f/9 400

Closeup of dandilion

My Buddy Murzik

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/60 8 1600

My Buddy likes to drink.

Iguana

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250 6.3 100

St Patrick Day Parade, Ratoath, Ireland

Mosquito Meets Frog

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250 6.3 800

Mosquito bits frog on the nose

Fawn in mid air

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/500 6.3 320

Fawn in mid air

Cairns Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus)

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/200 f8 2000

All the great nature photographers

Cairns Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus)

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/200 f8 2000

Galen Rowell

peacock butterfly

Pentax 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/180 sec. F/6.7 400

the beauty of natural makeup art

Drop in life

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/160 sec f/6.3 ISO-1000

Plane

Beautifully lit palace with early sun's rays...

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/20s F/9 100

Clicked the palace of Maharaja of Chail, Himachal Pradesh, India... This palace is now a hotel

Leaf

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100s f/8.0 200

love taking macro with this lens

America the Beautiful

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/500 f/11 200

Vacationing in rural New York with beautiful scenery just begging to be captured!

South Africa

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM f/10 1/400 200

Ligthhouse in Cape Town

Magical

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250 5.6 400

Bubble beginning to freeze

Can You Stick Your Tongue Up Your Nose??

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/1000 4.5 400

Momma cow checking me out.

Flying Bee

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/1250 5.3 400

Freeze the wild

Bohek

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/320 5.2 100

Zooming

Our Old Beagle

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/30sec f/3.5 2000

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Aotearoa

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM F8 100

The beauty of the city of Sails

Golden Shower Tree

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM f9 200

Golden Shower Tree flower

Luzes em flor

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 200mm 5.6 3200

Ao ver os raios das luzes cruzando pelas flores...

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Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/500 sec f8 - 250mm 100

Laredo Texas Hunting Ranch Peruvian Llama

Squirrel in La Jolla CA

Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/400 6.3 200

He just kept watching us and waiting for a handout

Heron in The Woodlands, TX

Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/400 6.3 200

Whatever turns up in the nature

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Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM f/7.1 100

Use this lens all the time, a lot of good pictures.

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Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM f/8 100

Good zoom for the lens.

Gray Squirrel

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/200s f6.3 400

Squirrel checking out the vicinity while scrounging for seeds.

Baby Smile

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100s f/5.3 200

My Child's smile. The first photo after our son's hair offering to God(A Hindu religious event).

Playing with the tourists

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/13 f/13 100

Spinner dolphins playing with the cruise ship

Honey Bee

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/320 6.3 320

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/320 6.3 320

Upstate NY (Adirondack Mountains)

New York Night from Empire States Building

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/20 4 3200

First trip to New York on November 2012. The view from the top was spectacular. I bought my new sigma lens a few days ago and It seemed to me the perfect time to test it at nigth.

Full moon at Caracas

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1"3 9 100

A full moon sudenly appeared at my house Window. Then I grabed my camera and started shooting at the moon. IT was my first moon photos taken with this combination camera&lens.

Paris Metro, Dupleix

Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/125 f/10 100

Dupleix Metro Station Paris

L'air du temps on The Seine

Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/400 f/6.3 200

L'air du temps on The Seine, Paris

Wildflowers in the early morning light

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM Automatic portrait setting Automatic portrait setting Automatic portrait setting

Spring Wildflowers in the Arizona desert.

Argentine Giant Cactus bloom

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/2001/500 6.3 200

These bloom at night and last one day only And then they are gone. They are very big. It was my lucky day to stumble upon them!

NC Sunrise

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/3 f/16 100

Beautiful sunrise - Mineral Springs, NC

Hunting Island State Park

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/400 f/8 100

Hunting Island State Park Landscape.

Lunatics View by John Billing

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/80 sec f/5.0 160

Amateur photographer experimenting with a 1 week old, and my very first DSLR. Previous camera was a Sony Cybershot compact.

Reaching for the sky

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100 F6.3 100

I love taking macros with this lens. So much so, that I cannot stop using my Rebel 4ti until I get a lens for my Canon 6D

Ice Storm 2015

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250 f/6.3 125

Ice Storm 2015

Minnesota Arboretum

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/200 f/6.3 100

flower

Lexus LFA

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100 f5.6 100

It's a beautiful machine.

Cactus

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/80 f/5 400

Details in close-up Cactus

Garden

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/50 f/5.6 400

Details in close-up Cactus.

Natureza

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/50 95 mm 400

Close-up Nature de um Cactus, realizado no Jardim Botânico - RJ. Objetiva SIGMA 18-250mm f/3.5 - 6.3 DC OS HSM

Seagull in front of SF Bay Bridge

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/640 f22 1250

I was walking behind the new Exploritorium on the pier and this seagull was begging to be photographed.

Remington

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/125 Sec 7.1 200

Remington is the goof of my family, belonging to my cousins. He always livens up the party.

Interiores

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/10 f3.5 100

Registro de ambiente no Palácio Guanabara - RJ

Mazda RX-7

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/320 F4.5 100

Side/rear photo of a stunning Rocket Bunny Widebody RX-7

Osprey enjoying Sea Trout

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/125 5.3 200

Quick shots that I just stumbled upon.

Little Slice of Heaven

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/500s 6.3 200

Landscape

Tschingelhorn, Swiss Apls

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250 f8 100

This was shot from Schilthorn - Piz Gloria is Switzerland. The shot was hand held at 52mm on a Nikon D7100 body.

Southern Copperhead

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/160 4.7 100

My wife and I love to go out at night and take pix of things we find interesting. Poisonous snakes are one of our faves. This girl was out and about on a warm Spring night and we were fortunate that she was in an area conducive to photography and in a spot big enough for me to get down on the ground with her.

garden spider Araneus diadematus

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/200 F11 200

I found the spider when I was inspecting my crops and plants on a medlar mespilus germanicae plant

moto cross event in Kempenich close to the Nürburgring

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100s 6.3 800

a nice event under real moto cross conditions, wet, rainy and not too cold

a cold and mistyday

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/200s F8.0 100

it was a cold and misty sunday moring when I started my tour but during the short hours the clouds broke up and fog disappeared and it became very nice for taking some impressions

Flowers

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250s F5.0 100

SD1 Merrill Digital SLR Camera

a filed of flowers at Zülpich

Swan in the morning mist

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/800s F8.0 100

SD1 Digital SLR Camera

I took the picture during a walk in the early morning hours at lake Freilingen

Flying Eagle Back

Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/250 f/6.3 200

I saw this eagle flying across me, and I turned the camera on and shot; only had time to picture its back. You can see its body outline clearly.

Sliding freestyle

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/500 6.3 200

Valle de las Leñas, Mendoza

The Ship

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM f9 200

Testing my new sigma lens on my Nikon D300

My Garden

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM A A Auto

Flower Color

John Miner's All Lined Up

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/500s f/11 200

Sigma’s Fan Photo of the Week for April 23-30 was made by photographer John Miner with his Nikon D3100 and Sigma 18-250mm multi-zoom lens. He tells us:This Image was taken in October of 2011 on Folly Beach SC. I was on a dock that extends about 1000 feet into the Folly river trying to capture pictures of the Terns in flight when I looked toward the lighthouse and saw this view. The repetition of the long docks and the line of Terns caught my eye. Tech specs: Nikon D3100, Sigma 18-250mm, 250mm, 1/500s, f/11, ISO 200.I have recently gotten back into serious (no more point and shoot) photography after a 32 year +/- hiatus. Photography is still only a hobby for me. I have found that since I’ve picked it back up I tend to look at things differently.I have been involved with creative imagery pretty much my entire life. I was a watercolor artist in my teenage years, graduated college with a BFA, and have worked in the woodworking industry as a designer ever since.I purchased my first DSLR (Nikon D3100) in January of 2011 and quickly grew bored with the 18-55mm kit lens that came with it. The search was on for an all-purpose lens with more reach. After much research I selected the Sigma18-250mm and was instantly pleased with my decision

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Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/4000 6.3 400

Dog Agility in Summer

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Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/1000sec f/8 ISO Speed 500

This Photo was taken on 31st December 2013, when i was in India for my vacation.

New Submission

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 500 f/8 100

One of the many bird species in Somalia.

New Submission

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/200 f/22 500

Close up black and white shot of a leaf pressed against the asphalt. showing the grand scale of complexity a single leaf.

New Submission

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/1600 7.1 400

Fiery Skipper ♀ (Hylephila phyleus) Beggarticks (Bidens alba)

New Submission

Nikon/Fuji 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100 f/5 200

Traveling by South Africa

New Submission

Sony/Minolta 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/100 f/10 100

Enjoying finding small creatures

Wes the Hawk

Canon 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC (OS)* MACRO HSM 1/400 Sec F 7.1 160

Found this guy on my ranch and he wasn't afraid of me at all. He let me come right up and photograph him. Turns out he has a broken wing, but is safe and starting to heal.

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction16 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of View76.5º - 6.5º
Number of Diaphragm Blades7
Minimum Aperturef22
Minimum Focusing Distance35cm / 13.8in
Filter Size (mm)62mm
Maximum Magnifications1:2.9
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
73.5mmx88.6 mm/2.9inx3.5 in
Weight470g / 16.6oz.
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaOS 
HSM 
DC
NikonOS 
HSM 
DC
CanonOS 
HSM 
DC
Sony/Minolta
HSM 
DC
Pentax

HSM
DC 

OS - Optical Stabilizer Function
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
DC - DC for Digital

*Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with image sensor larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR, and APS Film SLR cameras.
*For Pentax mount, if the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.
*Sony and Pentax mounts are not incorporated with OS function.

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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