Emphasizing image quality.
This is a SIGMA's new all-in-one lens.

16.6x High Ratio Zoom Lens, incorporating
4 FLD glass elements
to prioritize the optical performance

A high ratio zoom lens often requires compactness and enhancement of additional features, to be capable enough to cover various shooting scenes with convenience and versatility. Even with a high ratio zoom lens, our goal is to satisfy enthusiastic photographers with the versatility of the lens and its optical performance. Therefore, we sought for the point where all the pieces, such as specification, performance and size, fall into place, and this lens is the fruit of this journey. Enjoy the performance of a high ratio standard zoom lens that has “the highest standard for excellent image quality based on each concept”, of which product lines SIGMA has renewed and established with SIGMA Global Vision.

[Contemporary]
Latest technology for high optical performance and compactness.
High performance line corresponding with various photography situations.

SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Among the three, the Contemporary line is a high performance line which incorporates the very latest technology making it possible to accommodate both high optical performance and compactness for use in various photography situations. SIGMA has solved the difficult problem of keeping the size and weight down without compromising optical performance and function with the latest technology.

Excellent optical performance that satisfies experienced users.

This lens incorporates 4 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite plus 1 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element. It enables this lens to minimize the chromatic aberration, especially toward the telephoto end, and provide clear image quality with high color fidelity.

Features

Latest technology for high optical
performance and compactness

Newly developed OS system for better compensation

A high ratio zoom lens often requires compactness and enhancement of additional features, to be capable enough to cover various shooting scenes with convenience and versatility. However, SIGMA still believes that image quality is what matters the most. When travelling with minimal equipment the lens needs a wide zoom range especially as a telephoto lens may be needed unexpectedly without time to switch lenses. Even with a high ratio zoom lens, our goal is to satisfy enthusiastic photographers with the versatility of the lens and its optical performance. Therefore, we sought for the point where all the pieces, such as specification, performance and size, fall into place, and this lens is the fruit of this journey.

Newly developed OS system for better compensation

By reviewing the system construction and the algorithm of firmware, approximately 3.5 steps* higher compensation has been achieved.

* Based on CIPA’s guideline. Measuring at telephoto end, when it is attached to the camera with APS-C image sensor.

Optical Stabilizer ON

Optical Stabilizer OFF

Newly Developed Hyper Sonic Motor

For comfortable and smooth use with the high zoom ratio, 16.6 times, it incorporates a bigger HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) which is newly developed for this lens. It is powerful enough to ensure high speed and quiet AF.

TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)

Conventionally it is considered essential to leverage the qualities of metal and polycarbonate in camera and lens layout design. A first for the industry, the barrel of the new series of SIGMA lenses features a new TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) that offers minimal thermal shrinkage combined with exceptional hardness.
Since its thermal shrinkage is low, TSC matches well with metal parts, further contributing to the high-precision construction of the lens.

High-precision,
rugged brass bayonet mount

The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

A close-up lens is
exclusively developed
for this product

It offers a maximum magnification ratio 1:2 and changeable angles of view enables zoom-macro photography. Just by rotating the zoom ring, it enables photographers to take a close up pictures of subjects such as jewelry and flowers.

Exclusive close-up lens
(optional accessory)

The minimum focusing distance of the lens is 39cm, its maximum magnification ratio is 1:3 and the working distance is 14cm, which is similar to macro lenses. In addition to this, a close-up lens, AML 72-01 (optional accessory), is developed exclusively for this product. It makes the rendering very constant across the zoom range, and it enables higher performance in macro photography at 1:2. Even when this close-up lens is attached, the image taken at maximum magnification ratio, at 300mm, infinity, shows very little difference in MTF.

* Focus is at infinity, and the shooting range is 80-300mm.

Zoom macro
for enhanced macro photography

Just by rotating the zoom ring, it enables photographers to take a close up pictures of subjects such as jewelry and flowers. Maximum magnification ratio at respective focal lengths is indicated on the lens barrel, thus it is easy to see what the object size will be at the sensor. Furthermore, in order to secure a clear field of view, the design of this lens is very thorough, even down to the precise position of the engraved letters on the lens.

Additional features

Accumulated lens technology leads
to superior image quality

The most appropriate optical glass elements are selected to optimize all focal lengths of the lens. From wide angle to telephoto and macro, it offers superior image quality throughout the entire zoom range. It compensate for the distortion very well, especially at wide-end, and carries extraordinary expressive capability from the center to the corners.

Flare and ghosting reduction

From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.

Lens Construction

  • FLD glass
  • SLD glass
  • Aspherical lens

Exclusive low-dispersion glass

The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colors of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the color fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain.To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives SIGMA lenses superlative image rendition undiminished by residual chromatic aberration.

Rounded diaphragm

When photographing with point light sources such as electric lights or reflections on a body of water in the background, the rounded 7-blade diaphragm helps produce an attractive bokeh effect – even at large-aperture settings.

Distortion

Vignetting

F3.5
F8
F16
F6.3
F11
F22

ESSENTIALS

You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
in every product

Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

Specifications

18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

Lens Construction

  • FLD glass
  • SLD glass
  • ASPHERICAL LENS

Lens Construction

17 elements in 13 groups

Angle of View

  • 76.5° - 5.4°

Number of Diaphragm Blades

7 (rounded diaphragm)

Minimum Aperture

F22

Minimum Focusing Distance

39cm / 15.4in.

Maximum Magnification Ratio

1:3

Filter size

φ72mm

Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

  • φ79mm × 101.5mm / φ3.1in. × 4.0in.
  • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

Weight

  • 585g

Edition Number

C014

Supplied Accessories

Petal type Lens Hood LH780-07 (supplied)

Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

  • Nikon F Mount
    00-85126-88655-4
  • Canon EF Mount
    00-85126-88654-7

Technologies

Performance / Data

MTF Chart

Diffraction MTF

Geometrical MTF

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
F16
F6.3
F11
F22

Vignetting guide

Product Lineup

18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

  • Nikon F mount

    Supplied Accessories

    Petal type Lens Hood LH780-07 (supplied)

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-88655-4
  • Canon EF mount

    Supplied Accessories

    Petal type Lens Hood LH780-07 (supplied)

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-88654-7

Accessories

Supplied Accessories

LENS HOOD LH780-07

Barcode No.
00-85126-93059-2

FRONT CAP LCF-72mmⅢ

Barcode No.
00-85126-92963-3

REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

* The image is for SIGMA.

  • Nikon F mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92950-3
  • Canon EF mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92951-0

Separately Sold Accessories

WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 72mm

With many applications in aerospace and other industries, glass ceramic is an extremely tough type of crystallized glass that serves as the foundation for Clear Glass Ceramic. While featuring the high transmittance required of optical devices, this advanced new material combines greater hardness than chemically strengthened glass and greater flexibility than sapphire crystal glass. These qualities make Clear Glass Ceramic the ideal material for protective lens filters.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93181-0

PROTECTOR 72mm

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.
00-85126-93108-7

WR PROTECTOR 72mm

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.
00-85126-93095-0

WR UV FILTER 72mm

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.
00-85126-93069-1

WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 72mm

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.
00-85126-93082-0

CLOSE-UP LENS AML72-01

Barcode No.
00-85126-93060-8

USB DOCK UD-01

By connecting a SIGMA Art, Contemporary, or Sports lens to a computer with the SIGMA USB DOCK, photographers can update the lens firmware and adjust focus position and other parameters.

  • Canon EF mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-87854-2
  • Nikon F mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-87855-9

MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11

The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.

  • CANON EF-E
    Canon EF mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93250-3

MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21

The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies.

  • CANON EF-L
    Canon EF mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93723-2

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Manuals / Brochures