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

The 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM OS is the first lens in the Cont Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

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Overall 2
2.0

Worst Lens Ever

sexualchocolate, Amazon
22 May 2013
  • Summary: Don't buy this lens. It's just a piece of crap, unless you're into some weird crappy photography.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointed in this lens

Jane Palmer, Amazon
30 January 2010
  • Summary: I bought this lens to take on vacations, and as a general walk around for my Canon T1i. I wanted to be able to take landscape shots, have a little reach on the tele end, and the macro was a bonus. I've never purchased a non Canon lens before, but heard good things about the previous version of this lens. First thing I noticed, the lens does not fit onto the camera with the ease that a Canon lens does. It goes on, but required significant more torque, and this worried me.
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Overall 2
2.0

AF problem was a shame when it took such sharp images

KmDArt, Amazon
3 March 2013
  • Summary: Bought this lens from amazon warehouse and was excited when it arrived. However putting it on my Nikon D200 this excitement soon changed to annoyance as I quickly realised something wasn't right. The AF would continually search even when it was pointing at a still object, it was even worse under artificial light indoors. I tried the lens on my spare D50 and the problem still persited. I have since sent the lens back and won't be ordering a new one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a good choice for Canon EOS 40D

Jules, Amazon
26 December 2012
  • Summary: I'm sure this is a great lens, but the auto-focus system does not get on well with a Canon EOS 40D - specifically the lens spends a lot of time "hunting" for focus. I upgraded from the original non-OS non-HSM version of the lens, but now I've gone back to that lens. Maybe the HSM is just too fast for the older EOS models!
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad autofocus, poor image quality

Mark K. Cowan, Amazon
19 November 2012
  • Summary: On a D5100: The autofocus is inaccurate (about 3 inches off each time) and fails in average indoor light. When manually focused at f/4, the results are sharp at the short end. I had the Sigma 150-500mm, and decided to order this (17-70mm) and the 70-300mm as Christmas presents. While the 150-500 is a great lens, the build quality and image quality on the latter two is disappointing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointed with Sigma 17-70

Mr. A. J. Brown, Amazon
11 February 2011
  • Summary: I have already sent a review which you have seen fit not to publish, so I'll try again, more briefly. The Sigma 17-70 is simply not worth even half the price and is out performed in all respects by my cheap Canon 18-55 kit lens. Antony Brown.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very sharp and well build-problems with qc

Angeletos, Amazon
12 November 2010
  • Summary: I bought the lens in order to replace the canon 17-85 IS. I use for a very short period, because I experienced a front-focus problem. I sent to an authorized service and the calibrated on my canon 40D. For the time I used the lens I found the lens very sharp and well build, on both matter much better than canon 17-85. Focus was on par with canon 17-85. I found a little inconvenient the wide focus ring; while auto focusing my fingers keep blocking all the time the ring.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Варламов Александр, Yandex
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Это мой первый отдельно купленый объектив, хотя видео профессионально занимаюсь 20 лет (Sony HVR z7) Потратив неделю, заказав в двух магазинах и попробовав 4 объектива сделав тесты и проконсультировавшись с опытными спецами обнаружил (к своему огорчению) что сей девайс откровенно хуже по резкости штатного 2-х рублёвого KIT 18-55 mm IS II.
  • Pros: меркнут перед недостатками
  • Cons: мыльный
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Джобс Стив, Yandex
27 August 2014
  • Cons: Где-то через год линзы при фокусировке стали брякать, фотографии стали практически все не в фокусе.
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Overall 2
2.0

Die ersten beiden Exemplare ungenügend

achisto, Amazon
9 June 2014
  • Summary: Was soll ich sagen: haptisch ein Traum, wenn es scharf ist ebenfalls einwandfrei und der Bildstabilisator funktioniert auch einwandfrei. Warum also nur 1 Stern? Nun: • mein erstes Exemplar war unabhängig vom gewählten Fokuspunkt fast überall scharf. Die Betonung liegt auf fast, da die rechte untere Ecke hier deutlich negativ hervorstach.
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