Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
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Satisfied, but not blown away.
Richard S, Adorama
26 December 2012
Excerpt: I have had this lens about 3 weeks, and have shot about 500 photos with it, mostly of landscapes or indoors in low light. I have, over the past 3 years, used a Canon EF 17-40L f/4 and a Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (non-VC) and now this lens on a Canon T1i and 60D. The full-frame (EF) Canon and the Tamron and Sigma are all excellent lenses, great resolution. The 17-50 mm range is great as a walking around lens on a crop sensor camera.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I was primarily looking for a faster alternative to the 18-55 kit lens and my 16-45mm F4 which I love dearly and use most of the time. But i needed something fasterand with better in low light and Wedding situations. Sigma's 18-50mm is definitely a very decent lens and the photos are very good but i wish they were just a bit sharper. AutoFocus seems quick except when at the 50mm end where i experienced a lot of hunting in semi-poor light conditions.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Cons: Autofocus hunting, Focus Issues At 50mm, Heavy
Excerpt: I needed something quicker and with better low light functionality than my 16-45 F4 (which I love for outdoor landscapes and nature photography)and this lens does just take. Vignetting is not an issue so far and I have not yet experienced an issues with flare performance but other reviewers have noted issues. My only noticeable issue is that opening up at 50mm even in semi-well lit situations, the auto-focus tends to be jittery and choked up on two occasions.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Summary: so far happy with this lens dxo rated higher than canons 17-40mm had it about 8 months but now there is something wrong with the auto focus it has been searching in and out I need to get it checked out.
Excerpt: I have been shooting with this lens for about a month now and generally have been pleased. This is the second copy of this lens I have used, the first suffered from very inconsistent auto focus.<br /><br />Overall image quality is good if not great in the center, corners aren't necessarily soft but autofocus just isn't sharp in the corners at 2.8. Not sure why but my nikkor lenses have not exhibited this.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: This is a nice solid and sturdy lens. It can very neatly packed and it comes with it's own case. It also comes with a lens hood which is awesome!!! It's a fast lens with nice blurry background. I use it with my Canon 60D. Takes great pictures. <br />HOWEVER... when you look through the view finder and the camera is locked on a subject, it still looks blurry. But when the picture is taken it looks clear through the LCD screen.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction