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Testseek.com have collected 16 expert reviews of the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM and the average rating is 86%. 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: 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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  Published: 2009-08-31, review by: hereshow.ca

  • Large zoom range, Quiet ultrasonic motor, Effective stabilization
  • Noticeable chromatic aberration, Some image softness, especially at telephoto settings, A bit heavy to carry all day

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  Published: 2009-05-01, Author: Margaret Brown , review by: photoreview.com.au

  • Abstract:  Sigmas new 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is designed as an all-in-one lens for digital photographers with APS-C-sized (DX) sensors who dont want to carry more than one lens. Covering focal lengths ranging from the 35mm equivalent of 27mm to 375mm with...

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  Published: 2009-01-01, review by: photoanswers.co.uk

  • Abstract:  The 18-250mm Sigma lens is an very versatile optic that will allow you to enjoy a whole range of shooting options....

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