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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

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Expert Review

photographycorner.com
9 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8 -4 DC Macro OS HSM is the practical zoom. A large-aperture, standard zoom lens for digital cameras with an open-aperture value of F2.8 (at 17mm) and covers the most frequently used focal lengths.
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Lens Test: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS Macro HSM AF

Pop Photo
1 May 2012
  • Excerpt: An upgrade of Sigma’s digital-only macro lens (the 17–70mm f/2.8–4.5), this large-aperture standard zoom ($450, street) adds a tad more speed, another aspheric element (for a total of three), on-board image stabilization, and several ounces more in weight.
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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS C Lens

The Digital Picture
4 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Is the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS Contemporary Lens right for you? Find out all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com review!
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Overall 8
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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

PC Magazine
25 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is a solid replacement for the 18-55mm that shipped with your camera, but another Sigma zoom is our Editors' Choice.
  • Pros: Sharp. 4.1x zoom range. 1:2.9 macro magnification. Optical stabilization. Wide aperture. Compact and light. Available for multiple camera systems. Compatibility with Sigma USB dock and mount conversion service.
  • Cons: Some distortion. Edge softness at 70mm.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
21 January 2012
  • Summary: Sigma's latest 'C' badged 17-70mm F2.8-4 is an excellent upgrade option for SLR shooters who've outgrown their kit zooms, and are looking for better image quality and more creative flexibility. It offers a fine balance of zoom range and maximum aperture, while still being highly portable.
  • Pros: Useful combination of zoom range and relatively fast aperture, Very good image quality across most of the range, Compact size, Reasonably fast and near-silent autofocus, Effective image stabilisation
  • Cons: Somewhat weak image quality at wideangle (soft corners and chromatic aberration), Macro shooting a little impractical (very short working distance)
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REVIEW: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

photodo
5 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at Sigma's 17-70mm lens with optical stabilisation. Sigma's 17-70mm lenses have been a popular upgrade for people wishing to move up from the standard 18-55mm kit lenses.
  • Pros: Excellent optical performance, Decent build quality, Effective optical stabiliser, Close focus ability
  • Cons: Focus ring cannot be disengaged during AF
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REVIEW: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C Lens Review

photodo
5 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Handling and features This 4.1x zoom lens for APS-C format cameras sports a variable f/2.8-4 maximum aperture, silent focusing, optical stabilisation and a closest focusing distance of 22cm throughout the zoom range.
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Lens Test: Sigma 17–70mm f/2.8–4 DC OS HSM

Pop Photo
1 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The first of Sigma’s “Contempo-​rary” lenses, this APS-C-format 17–70mm f/2.8–4 DC OS ($499, street) suits a wide range of photo subjects. With image stabilization and 1:2.33 magnification, it is a true utility player.
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Overall 9
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Design 9
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Value for money 10
9.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Review

What Digital Camera
1 April 2010
  • Summary: Overall it is hard to believe that this lens is for real: it has stunning resolution, optical stabilisation, a more-than-four-times zoom range and can be purchased for not much over £300. Fantastic!
  • Pros: Great all-round lens
  • Cons: Non-internal focusing
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C Review

ePHOTOzine
9 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This 4.1x zoom lens for APS-C format cameras sports a variable f/2.8-4 maximum aperture, silent focusing, optical stabilisation and a closest focusing distance of 22cm throughout the zoom range. The zoom range is roughly equivalent to that of a 25.5-105mm lens used on a 35mm camera.
  • Pros: Very good sharpness in the centre, Good build quality, Close focusing, Optical stabilisation
  • Cons: Drop off in clarity towards edges as lens is zoomed in may concern some people, Barrel distortion at 17mm
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