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7.7 out of 10

Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG ASPHERICAL /HSM

The lens covers a super-wide angle of view 104°and has a large- Read more

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Overall 8

Very versatile, great results

Mini Driver, Amazon
25 February 2014
  • Summary: Love this lens! Nice range of zoom, and is very bright. The only con is that the zoom ring is a bit tight, but you get used to it.
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Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG Aspherical HSM review by yission

yission, slrgear.com
30 December 2013
  • Summary: When i compare the result with this lens compare to canon 17-40L or nikkor 17-35 2.8 i am impress, nothing to be shy for this lens
  • Pros: Sharp even a 2.8 smooth ring and low used price
  • Cons: maybe a bit big for my d600
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Overall 6


Martin Adams, Amazon
1 December 2013
  • Summary: Not a killer lens. The images you get from shots with this lens dont have the saturation, quality or sharpness that I expected. Get a pre-owned 17-55 f/2.8 IS from canon instead!
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Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG Aspherical HSM review by lucasbutchart

lucasbutchart, slrgear.com
6 March 2013
  • Summary: Wanted to share some love on this lens. It's similar to other newer plastic Sigma zooms: well made, inexpensive, fast focusing, 77mm filters, very versatile zoom range on full frame, full time manual focusing, focus scale, big zoom and focus rings, flare resistant, decently sharp wide open, nice f2.8 aperture for low light, silent HSM, very good minimum focus distance, and probably more.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, versatile, HSM, full-time manual focus, 77mm filters
  • Cons: Big, Not super sharp wide open, some focus issues
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Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG Aspherical HSM review by JimCee

JimCee, slrgear.com
19 February 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens in September 2007 in a Nikon lens mount version from Amazon. I've used the lens extensively with APS-C cameras (Nikon D90 and D7000) and it performs admirably! DxOMark recently tested the lens and compared it with a much more expensive Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 II USM lens (which costs $1,549.00 at Amazon). The Sigma lens performed very well in the comparison and held its own.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Good Quality Build
  • Cons: Not Constant Aperture
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Overall 10

Affordable and Superb

A. F. Butchart "Consumer", Amazon
30 January 2013
  • Summary: I shoot different camera systems, Canon and Nikon. I have the old Canon 20-35mm L, a Nikon 20mm f3.5 prime and other decent lenses, and this Sigma performs just as good or better. HSM, FTM, and f2.8 are all amazing features that make older lenses show their age. The amazingly close macro abilities of this lens also bring in another realm of possibilities, where my L can't.
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Overall 10

Great kit lens substitute

Pikkor, Amazon
14 March 2012
  • Summary: This lens is a great replacement for most typical 18-35mm kit lenses. Provides a wider angle of view at 17mm which provides more dramatic looking photos. The lens also offers a aperture of 2.8 compared to 3.5 which makes this lens able to shoot in darker settings without having to sacrifice shutter speed or noise from ISO.
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Overall 10

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

SJennings, Amazon
8 April 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this lens before for the Pentax K20d and thought it took decent pictures. Just recently upgraded to the Canon EOS 7d and decided to buy this lens for my second body. This was probably the best decision I have made. Not only does the lens focus better but the photos are phenomenal. I've read the other views and don't agree with any of the negative issues people have commented on regarding this being too soft wide open.
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Overall 10

nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens

graybeard38, Ebay
8 April 2011
  • Summary: Excellent lens, the macro effects are outstanding, this is what I was looking for in a micro lens. I prefer to use MF on macro photography as it gives me more control of the background.
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Overall 10

User Review

spenjam, Fredmiranda
10 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Just get it! (DG version)
  • Pros: I like this lens, contrasty, color and focus spot on and sharp, sharp,sharp at all apertures. In fact, sharper and better tham my 17-40L GASP...
  • Cons: Size, a little chunky and limited range, but supurb quality photos, not sure why this is not ranked higher unless I lucked out and got an exceptional copy... Best $240 I ever spent... Make sure you look at the DG version as there are 2 versions of this lens.
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