[Pre-Order] New Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS Available For Pre-Order

Both Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here) have the brand new Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS ready for your pre-ordering pleasure. Price tag is $499. The lens has a wide zoom range and covers wide angle, telephoto and macro photography. One size fits all! Moreover: minimum focusing distance is 35cm. The lens is made of Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), a material that has characteristics similar to metal (and thus avoids problems with thermal contraction). The OS (Optical Stabilizer) is said (by Sigma) to give you 4 stops. What else? The lens has a Hyper Sonic Motor for fast and silent focusing, maximum magnification ratio is 1:2.9. For a hands-on by ephotozine click here.

Focal Length 18mm – 250mm
Angle of View 6.5° – 76.5°
Max Aperture f/3.5 – f/6.3
Min Aperture f/22
Filter Size 62mm
Min Focus
35cm
Elements 16
Groups 13

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Sigma Corporation of America announces new 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens

Sigma Corporation of America announces new 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens
New Thermally Stable Composite material offers wide range of photography in compact, stabilized, macro lens

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[Deal] Discounted Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Bundle & Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Bundle

Adorama has the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens discounted at $199 (click here), and even better: the lens comes with some useful accessories, such as a Tiffen 58mm UV Filter, a Lens Cap Leash, and a Professional Lens Cleaning Kit. Hurry up ’cause such deals usually won’t last long (click here to see al Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG deals). Technical specifications:

Construction 10 Groups /14 Elements
Angle of view 34.3°-8.2°
F stop range 22-32
Closest Focusing Distance 150 macro (95)cm/59.1 macro (37.4)”
Maximum Magnification Macro (1:2)
Filter Size 58mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 4.7″ x 2.9″
Weight 545g / 19.2oz.

Cool travel lens IMO. Free shipping in the US.

There is more. Adorama also has a nice EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM kit available (see pic below). The kit includes a Tiffen 77mm Wide Angle Filter Kit, a Lens Cap Leash and a Professional Lens Cleaning Kit. The whole bundle is yours for $1,099 (click here)

[Rumor] New Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM To Be Released In June?

Image credits: digicame-info.com

Japanese site digicame-info.com (Google translated) has posted a rumor received from a reader. It says that Sigma will release a new lens, 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Canon mount, on June 25. They suggest this lens could be the successor of the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM. Here is the posted article (machine translated):

  • The product name sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
  • (For Canon mount) will be released June 25,

Because the data source has been published in the net shop, credibility is so high. The details are unknown at the moment, from the product name, sounds like the successor of the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM of current.

The new product, as far as photos are impressive, such as are smaller than the current product. In addition, because it includes the “MACRO” in the product name, I might have have been enhanced close-up photography. Are aiming towards a high magnification zoom for APS-C is, this lens is going to be a strong candidate.

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA [via digicame-info]

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Review

 

This is a lens that will probably not appeal to professionals, and I guess a lot of people thinks a lens like the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM is not good enough for their last generation DSRL bodies (not true indeed, and we all know that it’s the photographer who makes the picture, not the gear). Nevertheless, this is a perfect travel lens. Light weighted (490g/17.3oz), with an 11.1x zoom range (18-200mm, on an APC-S sensor equivalent to 28-320mm), image stabilization, decent build quality, and fair performance. It has an HSM motor driving the zoom. Consider that this lens has a street price of $399 and you have the perfect travel lens. More after the break.

 

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