Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is an Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is also available in Nikon F (DX) , Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA and Sony Alpha mounts.
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM has a focal range of 18-300mm and 16.7X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 28.8-480mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.33x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.39m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.33x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 18mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f22 at 300mm .
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 17 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- One Special Low Dispersion (SLD)
- Four F Low Dispersion (FLD)
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is available in Black color.
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