The Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro | Contemporary is the newest all-in-one camera lens in the Sigma lineup, and offers a high 16.6x zoom ratio, 1:3 macro magnification, Optical Stabilizer, in a lens that covers wide angle to supertelephoto in a single, lightweight lens.
Designed specifically for APS-C cameras, this lens equates to approximately a 27-450mm range, perfect for a one-lens solution for everyday adventures, weekend escapes and beyond. The hypersonic motor is fast, and accurate, Optical Stabilizer keeps the camera steady at slower shutter speeds, and the optional close-up lens increases the maximum magnification to 1:2 at 300mm, for even more detailed close-ups.
I’ve spent a few days with this lens, and it performed perfectly for my family fall outings, including a preschool field trip. Check out this video rundown of key features and performance, and enjoy some of these seasonal sample images.
And if you’ve got any questions about our new all-in-one, feel free to post a comment below!
Jack Howard is a lifelong photographer and author of two editions of the how-to book, Practical HDRI. Based in Central Jersey, Jack's go-to photography spots are backroads and beaches of his home state. He loves to travel far and wide with his wife and daughter, visiting national parks, museums, tropical islands and more along the way.
Wondering about Vignetting below 40mm & softness above 200mm, which are
fairly typical traits of most wide range zooms.
Lens wobble is a real concern
When will grow up Sony mount, in 18-300mm?