Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
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I love the new generation Sigma lenses
Bruno P., Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I love the new generation Sigma lenses, including this one. Fast and tack sharp on a Nikon D7100 without any AF adjustment tweaking. Works great in low light. I prefer the extra 15-20mm on the long end over the shorter constant 2.8 zooms. Superior to the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 in terms of focus and sharpness. Light as a feather, no bulk, unlike the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8.
Summary: OWNERS OF SONY A65 AND A77, PLEASE READ! The AF on this lens will NOT work with the a65 or a77 unless a firmware update is performed by Sigma. Also, if buying this lens either used or outside the manufacturer's warranty, Sigma will charge a fee of $50-75 plus shipping to and from, which will take 3-6 weeks. Please research if the firmware update has been done before buying this lens.
the colors are excellent and the soft bokeh is great
Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 March 2015
Summary: I have two of these lenses and both copies work very well. They are a touch soft at their widest apertures, but that is quickly sharpened up with just a bit of stopping down. I run one of these lenses on a D5100 and the other on a D7100. They focus fast and true, the colors are excellent and the soft bokeh is great.
Summary: I bought both this Sigma and the comparable Pentax and couldn't really pick up any difference between the two. I didn't keep either though because I already owned the Sigma 18-250mm which was not outdone by the 17-70mm. I then broke the Sigma 18-250 beyond repair. I re-ordered it because it's my go-to lens,,,,,I really love it.
Summary: I needed a lense that was 1:1 and higher. Looked at other lens and the price was between $1500 to $2300 for 24-70 mm. I wasn't sure if this was the lens I really wanted, but you don't know until you use it. I saw the Sigma 17-70mm and the price was reasonable enough to see if this was a lens like the 24-70. i figured I would try it and then if I liked the photos and quality I would get the Canon lens. Got the lens, tried it and it was just what I was looking for.
I kept this over the Sony 16-50mm SSM to use on my a77ii
J M, Amazon
13 January 2015
Summary: I've been with the Sony Alpha line of cameras for quite a few years. I am currently using the a77ii. I've gone through many lenses always in search of the "magical" one (Minolta, Sony, Sigma and others). In the end, I was split between this lens and the Sony 16-50mm 2.8 SSM kit lens. I had both, and still have a very hard time deciding but in the end this lens won due to the longer focal reach and the zoom & focus felt better to me.
Summary: This is generally my go-to lens for many projects these days: event photography, landscapes, people, food photography. You name it. It's so great to have so much of a choice in f/stops as well as distance in one lens. It isn't too heavy, which is nice too. And it's nearly silent when focusing. The pictures are sharp and clear and well-saturated and don't seem to have any chromatic aberrations.