Sigma unveils optically stabilized lens for Pentax and Sony DSLRs

"Since the release of Sigma’s 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, we’ve seen the demand steadily increase because it is a highly accessible lens that appeals to all levels of photographers," says Mark Amir-Hamzeh, general manager, Sigma.

In addition to the unique OS system, this DC lens is a dedicated DSLR camera lens suited for APS-C format, and incorporates Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) functionality to ensure quiet and high speed auto focus (AF). The lens has 13.8 times zoom ratio capabilities, making it ideal for close-up photography for digital SLRs. An inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making it suitable for use with circular polarizing filters and the supplied petal-type hood.

The 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, which recently received the award of Best Entry Level Lens by Technical Image Press Association, is currently available for Nikon, Canon, Sony and Pentax mounts for $800 MSRP in stores nationwide.