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Sigma-17-70mm-f2-8-4-5-dc-macro-hsm.33593343
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Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM

Sigma’s 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM is the practical zoom! A l Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Gets the job done for a great price. Requires skill to get good results.

lsn4tsr, Ebay
2 December 2011
  • Summary: Using on a Canon 60D Definitely best for use as a Macro lens. Bought it with intention of using it as cheap, multipurpose, fast glass. Works great in brilliant sunlight, not as sharp in low-light. It gets the job done and at an extremely reasonable price. Works wonderfully for up-close video! I wish I had put out extra money for sharper glass, though I'm not completely dissatisfied with this purchase as it does get the job done for portraits and general purpose.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value for this zoom range

johnbwu, Ebay
21 September 2011
  • Summary: Using this lens with a Canon Rebel XT. Using it with a Canon 70-300mm lens. Great intermediate system balancing quality and price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens for round about use.

Chris Biele, Amazon
1 February 2009
  • Summary: I decided on the Sigma 17-70 because of the extra speed with the /2.8. While using it at this aperture though, you won't get the sharpest images. It's not so much a dof / focusing issue, but rather a softness which can be noticed when compared to my 50mm prime. Other than that I am over the moon with this purchase. The lens is solid and feels great on the camera. It takes some getting used to when using the reverse zoom action.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excelent walk around lens

R. Marquez "-rm", Amazon
10 January 2009
  • Summary: I got this lens just in time for a vacation. I ordered it one week before departing and arrived on time. During the vacation it hardly ever left my camera. You can find a very good review of this lens at Photozone (Google photozone sigma 17-70 pentax). Its findings were reflected well in my use. The lens is quite sharp, relatively fast, and improves if stopped down a bit. No glaring weaknesses. The Pentax 17-70 may be a better option for those with newer cameras.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice walk around lens, excellent color

Sachin, Amazon
10 January 2009
  • Summary: I got this lens about a month ago and it has been on my Pentax K10D for most of the time. The lens produces sharp pictures with nice colour and contrast in daylight and covers a good range from wide angle to medium telephoto. The only issue is that f2.8 is only available till 21 mm. Not the best choice if you want to shoot in low light.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 6
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Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Super little Sigma!!

Nigel Ballard, Photo answers
29 September 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this lens as an upgrade for my Canon 400D 17-55mm kit lens about 6 months ago. I am glad I did! It’s a little gem, that seems to get over looked. I did plenty of research before parting with my cash, and had my eye on the Canon 17-85mm EFS. However, I stumbled upon a review of this lens and gave it a look. Found one second hand from Misfuds, and £160 and a few days later it was on the front of my 400. Image quality is a huge step up from the kit lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Réglage Auto Focus défaillant

Mike, digixo.com
16 August 2014
  • Conclusion: Après réglages fins avec USB DOCK, objectif particulièrement performant au niveau du Piqué. Note Importante : il se peut, au vu des tolérances objectif/boitier, que l'on n'arrive pas à faire les réglages avec l'USB DOCK, dans ce cas ne faites pas confiance à SIGMA, faites vous changer l'objectif par DIGIXO et là, je justifie mes quatre cœurs.
  • Pros: Service Après Vente DIGIXO à l'écoute du Client et très réactif. Je mets quatre cœurs.
  • Cons: SIGMA devrait prévenir ses Clients que les nouveaux objectifs (CSA) peuvent avoir des problèmes d'incompatibilité de tolérances mécaniques et électroniques avec les boîtiers et qu'il faut acheter un USB DOCK pour régler l'Auto Focus.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Borisov Denis, Yandex
28 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Использую с Сони альфа 58. На объективе нет OS, т.к. стабилизация есть на самом фотоаппарате.
  • Pros: Ультразвуковой мотор, качественное исполнение
  • Cons: Высокая цена
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Suo, objektiivi
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Omassa käytössa lähes pysyvästi D80 nokalla. Sopiva all around -objektiivi. Tarkka, etenkin himmennettynä. Hsm -tarkennus hiljainen ja nopeahko. Korvasin tällä Sigman 18-50mm 3,5-5,6:n valovoiman ja pidemmän telepään vuoksi.
  • Pros: Pieni ja kevyt. Mukava valovoima, hiljainen ja nopeahko tarkennus. "Macro", eli tarkentaa telepäässä noin 1cm etulinssistä. Tarkka piirto.
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Overall 8
8.0

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Pyretex, objektiivi
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Hyvä linssi korvaamaan kitti-linssin hintansa ja laadun puolesta. Tarkkaa jälkeä jo suurimmista aukoista lähtien! Paranee tietenkin pienennettäessä vielä. Loistava linssi matkoille. On se 17mm jolla saa jo vähän enemmän kuvaan kun sillä kitin 18mm:llä ja sitten 70mm teleä, jolla pääsee jo todella lähelle kaikkea pientä tuon lähimmän tarkennus etäisyyden ansiosta. Tarkentaa ~1cm päähän etulinssistä.
  • Pros: +Tarkka, +Kattaa mukavan polttoväli alueen, +Nopeahko tarkennus, +Kevyt, mutta jämäkkä
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