Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
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Don't see anything in the pictures though so it's fine. I'm very happy with the new lens
Anna Herzog, Amazon
13 July 2015
Summary: It was shipped very quickly. Description matched the outside of the lens, although it wasn't mentioned that there was a few grains of dust inside. Don't see anything in the pictures though so it's fine. I'm very happy with the new lens. Works fine!
Summary: This is the only zoom lens that is worth taking anywhere, crisp sharp quality from both ultra wide to macro! Quick focal ring Great for video work! A bit on the heavy side but what good glass isn't!
Summary: Considerably sharper than its newer stabilized big brother, the 17-70 f2.8-4 OS. In my opinion the significant image quality difference is more important than the stabilization. Build quality is quite good.
Summary: Agree with other positive reviews. However this is not able to match the standards set by a Canon L series lens. There is a noticeable difference in clarity etc. However this is a good all round lens and better than some of Canons budget offerings (17-85 etc).
Summary: I bought this lens as a replacement for the kit lens that came with my Pentax K10d. I was unsure about buying a Sigma lens, but Pentax doesn't offer a 17-70mm zoom lens with 72mm objective. Well, it was a good decision. I was very pleased at how sharp this lens is, and its performance in low light.
Summary: Unless you're flush with cash, a Pentax DA* lens is a bit beyond your financial reach. In a search for a faster alternative to hopefully replace a lens with affordable "glass", enter the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 short zoom.
Summary: My copy is good. it focuses without problem. this is a really sharp lens and comparing it to my canon 17-40L, it is little better. The motor is not that noisy, you can hear it but really not that bothering. build quality is decent, but definitely worse than the canon L lenses.
Summary: I use this on my SD14 for infrared photography. I use a Canon 50d for standard photography. The lens has a great range and is sharp and relatively fast. I really think this lens is the quality of the EX series. And it if it were 2.8 at 70mm it would probably be designated as one.