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Testseek.com have collected 20 expert reviews of the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM and the average rating is 62%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM.
 
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The editors liked

  • Very universal focal lengths range
  • Very good image quality in the frame centre at all focal lengths
  • Good image quality on the edge of the frame in the 1850 mm range
  • Quite well corrected coma
  • Slight astigmatism
  • Distortion noticeably lower than that of

The editors didn't like

  • Weak image quality on the edge of the frame at 120250 mm focal lengths
  • High chromatic aberration at the maximum focal length
  • Weak performance against bright light.

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  Published: 2014-04-11, Author: Kevin Carter , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  We've tested the new 24-Mpix Nikon D3300 with more than 140 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses have the best image quality when paired with the new camera.Like rivals Nikon's cons...

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  Published: 2013-12-11, Author: Kevin Carter , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  We've now had the opportunity to assess the entry-level 24-Mpix Nikon D3200 with a wide range of lenses. We've analyzed a total of over 140 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality, and to discover which of those models perform...

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  Published: 2013-10-10, Author: Kevin Carter , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  This is the third part in the series of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100 where we've analyzed nearly 46 Nikon and third-party telephoto prime and zoom models to assess their optical quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses are the bes...

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  Published: 2012-06-15, Author: Gary Wolstenholme , review by: ephotozine.com

  • Abstract:  Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSMThe new Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is the first lens to use Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), meaning that tighter construction using thinner and lighter materials can be achieved. Read more in...

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  Published: 2011-04-12, review by: lenstip.com

  • very universal focal lengths range, very good image quality in the frame centre at all focal lengths, good image quality on the edge of the frame in the 1850 mm range, quite well corrected coma, slight astigmatism, distortion noticeably lower than that of
  • weak image quality on the edge of the frame at 120250 mm focal lengths, high chromatic aberration at the maximum focal length, weak performance against bright light.
  • The Sigma 18–250 mm f/3.5–6.3 DC OS HSM is a lens aimed at amateur photographers who, having a reflex camera, want to own one universal lens, which will be able to serve many purposes during a trip or on holiday. Looking at the performance of the tested l...

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  Published: 2009-11-21, review by: shutterbug.com

  • Abstract:  There is an underlying desire in every travel or street photographer to be able to carry one lens to cover all contingencies. The dream is to be able to capture every situation, candid or posed, without having to swap lenses in the middle of the shoot...

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  Published: 2009-08-02, review by: popphoto.com

  • Abstract:  At 13.8X, this digital-only 29–400mm equivalent (on DSLRs with 1.6X lens factors) offers the broadest zoom range of any Sigma lens. Joining Sigma’s first digital-only superzoom of 2004, the 18–200mm, this $530 (street) lens adds optical stabilization (...

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  Published: 2009-06-22, review by: Slrgear.com

  • Abstract:  Like most vacation zooms, the trick is to know the parameters where they function best. Sigmas latest iteration of this lens offers a bit more telephoto performance, for which the integrated optical image stabilization is crucially useful. Unfort...

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  Published: 2009-06-01, review by: tipa.com

  • Abstract:  The 13,8x zoom Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM integrates the exclusive Optical Stabilization system. Four special low dispersion (SLD) glass elements and three aspheric elements ensure very high quality. A minimum focus distance of 45 cm at all fo...

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  Published: 2009-05-26, review by: gizmodo.com

  • Abstract:  I was psyched when Sigma sent me an 18-250mm lens to test, because I am lazy and love the idea of a single lens that I can use to take most shots. At $530, it seemed like a decent price for that much range. But then I got to thinking... It's still...

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