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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
8.0 out of 10

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

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Overall 6
6.0

Too many bad copies of this lens being produced...

D. H., Amazon
17 May 2009
  • Summary: I got a bad copy. I read a ton of reviews online about this lens and knew that it was a crap shoot as to whether you'll get a good copy or a bad one, but the more you look it appears that there are quite a few bad examples being produced; so many, in fact, that it makes buying this lens a real...
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Overall 6
6.0

It seems that fast and cheap wide zoom is still a pipe dream

David Girard, Amazon
3 February 2008
  • Summary: I was excited about this lens when I saw all these reviews that seemed to suggest that it was the holy grail of walkaround lenses: fast, has a super-broad zoom range and is under $500. But when I got it, I was immediately underwhelmed.
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Overall 6
6.0

A mediocre lens

Seenu Subbu, Amazon
4 September 2007
  • Summary: I couldn't afford the Nikon 24-70 lens, and I was not too sure if I could remain constrained with the fixed focal length 85mm lenses. I needed something definitely wider than 24mm.
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Overall 6
6.0

F2.8 is not constant

K. Durr, Amazon
4 September 2007
  • Summary: I just wanted to point out that the f2.8 is not constant on this lens. You can only shoot at f2.8 at 70mm, as soon as you pull back , that aperature will change. If you want a constant f2.8 over the full range this is not the lens for you.
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Overall 6
6.0

Color dispersion problems

Scott Chou, Amazon
4 September 2007
  • Summary: Pictures were sharp and bokeh was decent but my shots lacked contrast and saturation. They just looked a little washed out. At first, I thought I just had exposure setting issues or that my D90 photos simply had a different look to it.
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Overall 6
6.0

disappointed

Paolo, Amazon
3 September 2007
  • Summary: I have another sigma lens 70-300 before buying this one so I was impressed with that one, but I wish I can say the same for this. I'm using it on my sony a37. Lens' autofocus gets lost a LOT and when it does get lost it has a very hard time coming back from it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Unbeatable for the price and quality

acid303, Ciao
20 July 2008
  • Excerpt: This is a fantastic walk-about and general purpose lens for cropped sensor Digital SLRs -certainly for value for money, it's unbeatable. It does not feel cheap, the build quality is good, it feels sturdy and it comes with a zoom lock, which prevents the zoom sliding out when walking about.
  • Pros: Superb value for money, great image quality, good construction, high maximum aperture
  • Cons: Noticable barrel distortion at 17mm
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Overall 6
6.0

Herstellerseits schon als Manko geoutet

don Christobal de Belize "don christobal", Amazon
8 November 2013
  • Summary: Der Hersteller entschuldigt sich, dass das Objektiv in Zusammenarbeit mit Sony Alpha-Kameras Fokussierungsprobleme hat und bietet ein kostenloses Update an. Erst einmal: Ein Objektiv ist kein PC und hat keine Software onboard. Da kann man nichts updaten.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mittelgut!

S. Rehburg, Amazon
7 August 2011
  • Summary: Ich hatte dieses Objektiv für meine Canon 40D bestellt und war etwas enttäuscht von der mittelmäßigen Schärfe! Ich habe mir dann das Tamron 17-50/2.8 bestellt, welches zwar nach oben nur 50mm hat, aber rattenscharf ist und mlt Blende 2.8 auch lichtstärker!
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

viodv, Yandex
4 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Этот объектив не может стоить дороже 6-7 тысяч рублей, как мне кажется. Я сравнивал результат с Sigma 24-60 2.8, canon 28-105L 4, Tamron 17-50 2.8. Смешная разница в цене с 24-60 не соответствует разнице в качестве картинки: сигма с "кольцом" значительно "мягче", цвета живут, боке "акварельное", в...
  • Pros: Хорошая замена kit-объективу по светосиле и фокусным расстояниям. Удобные прорезиненные колца зума и фокуса, бленда в комплекте. Лучше, чем кит, прорабатывает мелкие детали (не "дымит" на ветках деревьев). Пожалуй, это все.
  • Cons: Очень сильная дисторсия на коротком конце при съемке пейзажей, приходится вытягивать. Не портретный, грубый рисунок линий (кит где-то мягче), легко "выжигает" цвета (небольшой пересвет через него проходит как сплошное белое пятно, снимаю только в raw на 50D). Сильно заметна виньетка, особенно при...
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