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Sigma 883-101 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras


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Sigma 883-101 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras


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 13.8". 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.

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.

Excellent for macro photography

Close-up capability is improved with the minimum focusing distance of 13.8" 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 things 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 2.9" x Length 3.5". It ensures portability and overall ease of use, making it perfect for travel and leisure photography.

New design. Compact size.

New design. Compact size.

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.

New design. Compact size.

Thermally Stable Composite

Lens Construction

In a conventional lens, focusing requires an extension of the entire lens or the front lens group. However, to better accommodate autofocusing mechanisms and closeup photography, a need has arisen for lenses that do not change their length during focusing or suffer from focus-dependent variation in aberration. Therefore, Sigma has developed focusing systems that only move elements within the lens barrel. These incorporate smaller and lighter moving lens elements which help improve auto-focus speed. With their unchanging barrel length and small variation in the center of gravity, these lenses also enhance balance and stability for the photographer. Furthermore, since the front of the lens does not rotate, polarizing filters can be used with extra convenience.



  Lens Construction     16 Elements in 13 Groups
  Angle of View (for SD1)     76.5 - 6.5 degrees
  Number of Diaphragm Blades     7 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
  Minimum Aperture     F22
  Minimum Focusing Distance     35cm / 13.8in. 
  Maximum Magnification     1:2.9
  Filter Size     Diameter 62mm
  Dimensions     Diameter 73..5mm x Length 88.6mm / 2.9in. x 3.5in.
  Weight     470g / 16.6oz.



  • Wide-Angle to Telephoto Zoom Macro Lens
  • For Canon EF APS-C Cameras Only
  • Optical Stabilization (OS)
  • Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Thermally Stable Composite Material
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 13.7"
  • 4 Special Low Dispersion (SLD) Elements
  • 3 Aspherical Glass Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Brass Made Bayonet Mount

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  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Works Great!   »   Most Recent Review “Got this for Black Friday. Great sale. This item works as advertise. Impressed with the quality. Everything came quickly and in perfect shape.”
  • Very Good - but barrel creeps   »   Most Helpful Reviews “Clearly a very good design, and a well manufactured lens. Optics are excellent value for the money. I would have rated this 5 stars but I don't like the barrel creep when the lens…”
  • Internal lens tilts while shooting   »   Most Helpful Critical Reviews “Ordered Sigma 18-250mm lens with great enthusiasm and upon receiving it, starting taking pictures. The pictures came out excellent.”