High Performance, Compact,
High Zoom Ratio Lens
designed exclusively
for digital SLR cameras

By revolutionizing the optical and structural design of the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, this new lens achieves a compact size and a minimum focusing distance of 35cm. New material, Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) maintains its structure and has little contractility especially in varying temperatures, is incorporated into the lens barrel. It is convenient when you wish to keep your equipment to a minimum and yet still be prepared for all opportunities and situations, such as travels.

Features

A wide range of photography is possible in one lens

Covering wide angle 18mm to telephoto 250mm, this versatile lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras, is suitable for all-purpose photography including landscape, sport, and macro photography. It is convenient when you wish to keep your equipment to a minimum and yet still be prepared for all opportunities and situations, such as travels.

Optical Stabilizer (OS)

Sigma’s own unique Optical Stabilizer (OS) function is incorporated. It offers superior stabilization, which makes it possible to compensate for camera shake even in macro range photography where a small blur can be easily identified. When photographing a moving subject such as motor sport, it automatically detects camera move, and offers effective correction for camera shake.

* The OS effectiveness will gradually decrease as the shooting distance becomes shorter.
* Sony A-mount is not incorporated with OS function.

With Optical Stabilizer

No Optical Stabilizer

Excellent for macro photography

Close-up capability is improved with the minimum focusing distance of 35cm throughout the entire zoom range, and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9. In APS-C size equivalent, macro photography with approximately 1:2 magnification ratio is possible. In addition, with this lens, the size and flaming of subjects can be adjusted by rotating a zoom ring, making macro photography easier than using fixed focal macro lens. For further convenience, the maximum magnification ratio at each focusing distance appears on the side of the lens barrel.

Revolutionizing the design foundation results
in compact size

Optimization of the power arrangement by such as incorporating double-sided aspherical lenses, and reexamination of design, the filter diameter size is reduced. This compact size lens has the approximately 13x high zoom ratio with the filter size of diameter 62mm, and dimensions of diameter 73.5mm x Length 88.6mm. It ensures portability and overall ease of use, making it perfect for travel and leisure photography.

Superior optical performance

SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element offers excellent correction of color aberration. Three aspherical lenses including double-sided aspherical lens together with the latest design, prevent and correct all types of aberrations including astigmatism, achieving high quality images throughout the entire zoom range.

Flare and ghosting conscious design blades

From an early stage, flare and ghosting are thoroughly measured to establish the design which is resistant to strong incident light such as backlight. Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. Supplied petal-type hood can be attached to block out extraneous light which has a harmful influence on rendering of the lens, and prevent internal reflections to occur.

New material TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)

The new material “TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)”, which has little contractility especially in temperature changes, as well as maintaining firmness, is incorporated into the lens barrel. Compared to Polycarbonate which is generally used, TSC has higher elasticity by approximately 25%. Since thermal shrinkage is low, it has high affinity to metal parts which contributes to high quality product manufacturing. It also contributes to the parts such as the zoom ring and scaling to be slimmer.

Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) is incorporated

The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures fast and quiet auto-focusing.

Brass made bayonet mount

This lens incorporates brass made bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and solidity, same as the mount for camera body. The special treatment to reinforce the strength is applied on the surface to make it a high quality lens that is resistant for long-term use.

Rounded diaphragm

The rounded 7 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.

Specifications

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

Lens Construction

  • SLD glass
  • ASPHERICAL LENS

Lens Construction

16 elements in 13 groups

Angle of View

  • 76.5°-6.5°

Number of Diaphragm Blades

7 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)

Minimum Aperture

F22

Minimum Focusing Distance

35cm / 13.8in.

Maximum Magnification Ratio

1:2.9

Filter size

φ62mm

Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

  • ⌀73.5mm × 88.6mm / ⌀2.9in. × 3.5in.
  • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

Weight

  • 470g / 16.6oz.

Supplied Accessories

PENTAL TYPE LENS HOOD(LH680-04)Supplied.

Corresponding AF Mount / Barcode No.

  • Sony A-Mount
    00-85126-88362-1

Performance / Data

MTF Chart

The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
10lp/mm
30lp/mm

MTF chart guide

Distortion

Vignetting

F3.5
F8.0
F16
F6.3
F11
F22

Vignetting guide

Product Lineup

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

Supplied Accessories

PENTAL TYPE LENS HOOD(LH680-04)Supplied.

Barcode No.
00-85126-88362-1

Support

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

Accessories

Supplied Accessories

LENS HOOD LH680-04

Barcode No.
00-85126-92900-8

FRONT CAP LCF-62mm Ⅲ

Barcode No.
00-85126-92981-7

REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

* The image is for SIGMA.

  • Sony A-mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92952-7

Separately Sold Accessories

WR PROTECTOR 62mm

Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93093-6

PROTECTOR 62mm

Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93106-3

WR UV FILTER 62mm

UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93067-7

WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 62mm

PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93080-6