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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

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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Overall 2
2.0

Unscharf, dezentriert und inkompatibel

hamster28, Amazon
28 November 2013
  • Summary: Mein Exemplar ist leider sehr unscharf bei 17 2.8, links von der Mitte wärs nicht schlecht, aber ab Mitte bis Rechts nur noch flau. Weiters funktioniert das Scrollen im Wiedergabemodus der D7100 nicht, solange der Bildstabilisator des Objektivs aktiv ist, und der läuft eine ganze Minute nach dem letzten Auslöser Drücken nach. Auch mit der neuesten Firmware (1.02) welche Inkompatibilitäten zur D5300 löst, funktioniert es mit der D7100 immer noch nicht.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nikon D7100 OS Problematik

S. Müller, Amazon
13 November 2013
  • Summary: Auch ich wollte mich kurz zur aktuellen Problematik des Objektives und dessen Qualität äußern. Da das Positive überwiegt fange ich mit den Negativ-Punkten an. Ich glaube bei dem Objektiv kommt es zu einer Verkettung unglücklicher Faktoren. Meine Vermutung ist, dass die FW der D7100 ein Problem hat, sofern der OS/VR/VC Modus eines beliebigen Objektives Aktiv ist.
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