Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM


Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM


Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2008.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 18-125 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 29-200 mm if you have a Canon camera or 27-188 mm if you have a Niko camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,8-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 18 mm the lens brightness is f/3,8 and at 125 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 67 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH730-02".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Sigma 18-125mm f/3,5-5,6 DC (2005)
Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM (2008) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price
A versatile lens for those who own their first DSLR camera
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
The lens is the latest among several editions
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
 
Specification
Product Name:Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2008
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/3,8-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,8 at 18 mm
f/5,6 at 125 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 18-125 mm
This is a "DClens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 29-200 mm
On Nikon cameras: 27-188 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, OS
Closest Focusing Distance:35 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood:
LH730-02(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):74 x 88 mm
Vikt:505 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)560 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Sigma’s 18-125 F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM is a compact, high performance zoom lens for digital SLR cameras. Its light weight package is perfect those times when you want to lighten your lens load but still require a quality product that will deliver great images. At the wide angle end its perfect for scenic, landscape and group photography. At the long end, it can be used for candid portraits, sports action or great shots at the zoo. Roughly equivalent to a 24 to 200mm lens in the larger format cameras. Two Aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion & to maintain its compact design, SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range, Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. This might be all the lens you’ll ever need to take great pictures.

For use with smaller chip APS-c cameras only

Offers Sigma’s OS System (Optical Stabilization) allowing handheld photography even in low-light situations

HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus

Excellent for capturing small objects with a minimum focusing distance of 13.8 at all focal lengths & produces a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8

Extremely compact design weighing approximately one pound & measures only 3.5 inches in length.

A lens hood and front & rear lens caps are included with the lens."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/canon_15-85_17-85_sigma_18-125.htm
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-18-125mm-f-3.8-5.6-DC-OS-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM
Different versions of this lens
2005 Sigma 18-125mm f/3,5-5,6 DC
2008 Sigma 18-125mm f/3,8-5,6 DC OS HSM

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