Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
The Pentax and Sony versions do not have optical stabilization.
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Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SD, Sony A.
Aperture range: f/3.5-6.3 to f/22.
Optical zoom: 13.9x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 35 cm / 1.15 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:2.9 / 0.34X.
Focus: AF (built-in, unknown type).
Filter diameter: 62 mm.
L x D, W: 89 x 74 mm, 471 g.
Approximate street price: USD 479 (new, w/o tax).
Sigma is a family owned manufacturer of photographic equipment founded in 1961 in Japan. The company's main business is to manufacture third party lenses. However they also produce third party flash units and, since 2002, their own line of DSLR and compact cameras. Sigma's digital cameras use a special sensor, developed by Foveon, that records full color information for every pixel. In late 2008 Sigma acquired Foveon.