Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM
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My new default lens -- good walkaround lens
M. Estigoy, Amazon
21 January 2009
Summary: This is currently my favorite lens. Echoing the other reviewers, the range is perfect for a walkaround lens and a perfect sub for the kit lens. Solid construction; it's got some weight to it. Smooth focusing, and sharp images. Macro to boot (see photos I've posted).
Summary: Best bang for the buck walkaround lens for my K-r. Had the Tamron 17-50 F2.8, but lacked the reach. The Sigma, while lacking 2.8 across its FL (but, mind you, you're not paying the exorbinant $$ that would bring), does have 2.8 at the wide end, has the 70mm reach that gives that extra that kit lens...
Summary: After a new DSLR user lives with a typical 18-55mm kit lens for a while, he or she will start running up against its limitations. Pentax makes an excellent kit lens, but even so I wished for something a bit faster that was a touch wider at one end and had somewhat more reach on the telephoto side.
Summary: I purchased this lens to replace the standard kit lens that came with the Pentax K10D. It has proven to be of exceptional quality both optically and mechanically. I have shot it under many varied situations and it continues to give me the exact results I hoped for.
Summary: I purchased this lens for my Pentax K10D, and it works quite well. The zoom range is just right for most applications and the semi macro performance is handy. Performance wise it is very sharp, low CA, low vignetting and low distortions.
Summary: I have a Pentax K10D and a Pentax SMC-FA 35/f2.0AL lens. I bought the sigma 17-70 lens to meet my basic walkaround needs based on the recommendations given by various folks on the Pentax SLR forum at dpreview. I received this lens and I am thrilled with the quality of the photos even wide open.
Summary: Better than the standard kit lens for a few reasons; it's a little faster, a little wider and much longer, good macro capability. It's effectively a 28-105mm zoom (35mm equiv.), great for general purpose wide angle work, and a decent portrait lens at the tele end. Nice and sharp.
Conclusion: Mycket roligt objektiv med stora möjligheter.
Använder det mest vid vidvinkel foto och vid macro fotografering med min Canon 60D.
Inget proffs objektiv men funkar till dom flesta motiv.
Mest positiva saker om det här objektivet!
Sigma AF 17-50 2.8
Pros: Snabb och tyst fokusering Prisvärt Bra skärpa genom dom flesta bländaralternativen (f.3.2-22) Mycket bra stabilisator (klarar att fota ner till 1/10 om man är nykter).
Cons: Kunde varit lite skarpare samt lite exaktare fokusering Motljusskyddet ger en stor skugga längs ner på bilden när man fotar med den inbyggda blixten (men man brukar ju oftast inte använda den skit blixten..)