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

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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. It is available to fit Canon, Nikon and Sigma cameras and costs around £350.
  • 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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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC HSM OS (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
4 August 2011
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC HSM OS is a fairly obvious candidate for budget oriented consumers. It may not reach stellar performance levels but the resolution figures are generally very decent. However, for best results you may want to avoid the largest aperture settings due to somewhat soft borders and high vignetting.
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC HSM OS macro - Lab Test / Review

photozone.de
21 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC HSM OS remains a fairly obvious candidate for budget oriented consumers. It may not reach stellar performance levels but the resolution figures are generally very decent. However, you may try to avoid the f/2.8 setting at 17mm due to fairly soft corners and high vignetting. Like most standard zoom lenses it shows a pronounced degree of barrel distortion at 17mm whereas other focal lengths are less affected.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0

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

PhotoReview
1 February 2010
  • Summary: A large aperture, standard zoom lens with image stabilisation for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.Sigma's 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is an upgrade to the AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro lens released in 2006. Designed for the smaller imaging circle of cameras with APS-C sized sensors, it is slightly larger and heavier than its predecessor and has a more complex optical construction.
  • Pros: You want an affordable general-purpose lens to replace a standard kit lens., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters. Don't buy this lens if :, You require a lens with excellent flatness of field and edge-to-edge sharpness., You need true macro capabilities. IMATEST GRAPHS
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0

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

PhotoReview
1 February 2010
  • Summary: A large aperture, standard zoom lens with image stabilisation for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.Sigma's 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is an upgrade to the AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro lens released in 2006. Designed for the smaller imaging circle of cameras with APS-C sized sensors, it is slightly larger and heavier than its predecessor and has a more complex optical construction.
  • Pros: You want an affordable general-purpose lens to replace a standard kit lens., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters. Don't buy this lens if :, You require a lens with excellent flatness of field and edge-to-edge sharpness., You need true macro capabilities. IMATEST GRAPHS
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Overall 8
7.5

Sigma 17-70 mm

camerastuffreview.com
1 August 2011
  • Summary: The Sigma 17-70 mm 2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM has a much more interesting zoom range than the Canon 18-55 mm kit lens. Those extra millimeters on the telephoto side allows this lens to work as a portrait lens. The resolution is, except for the wide angle, higher than the resolution of the Canon 17-85 mm 4-5.6 and the Canon 15-85 3.5-5.6 mm.
  • Pros: Very good resolution in the center at all focal lengths for a lens in this class, Good to very good resolution in the corners, except for 17 mm, Practical zoom range, Very fast autofocus, Solid touch, Good price to quality ratio
  • Cons: Very poor sharpness at 17 mm in the corners, High distortion at 17 mm, Sensitive to backlight, Chromatic aberration at 17 mm on the high side
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