What is the perfect camera lens for my new Canon EOS Rebel camera for travel? What camera lens should I pair with my Nikon D7100 for family photography? What is the ultimate long-reach zoom lens for wildlife photography, that fits in a carry-on bag? Here at Sigma, we hear questions like this every day. Here’s some of our top tips for choosing the perfect lens for the photographers on your gift list! With over forty lenses in our lineup, from Fisheye to Supertelephoto and everything in between, we’ve got the right lenses!
The best all-around lenses you can buy for your Canon EOS Rebel or Nikon DX-format Camera
18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro
The 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS Macro HSM lens
Respected review site DPReview.com called the Sigma 18-250mm all-in-one zoom lens “the best-rounded general-purpose SLR lens currently on the market” when they reviewed the lens in 2012. It packs maximum versatility into a very compact design, covering wide angle, to telephoto, plus macro, and includes Optical Stabilizer, so you can skip the tripod even at slower shutter speeds. For a road trip across country, backpacking around Europe by train, or a family adventure to the theme park, this is the all-in-one lens that’s lightweight, compact, and incredibly versatile.
Looking for an even more compact high zoom ratio all-in-one plus macro? The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM | Contemporary lens offers 11x zoom, plus 1:3 macro in a lens that’s just about the same size as the basic kit zoom.
The specially designed cam of the 18-200mm offers smooth, well-damped zooming, and also curbs zoom creep when the lens is pointed skyward or downward for creative angles.
Looking for even longer reach and greater close-up magnification? The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM | Contemporary offers a 16.6x zoom ratio and 1:2 magnification with the optional close-up lens attachment.
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro | Contemporary
Looking for the best bargain telephoto lens around? At just $199, the Sigma 70-300mm Macro lets the beginner or budget-minded photographer to gain much more reach than the standard kit lens. Close up photography with 2.3x magnification at 300mm adds to the total versatility of this best-selling zoom lens!
The 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
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