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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
8.7 out of 10

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 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 4
4.0

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

Dr. Moto, B&H Photo
27 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I tested the lens and had a problem with focusing. The problem possibly could have been rsolved with the USB dock which I didn't have so I sent the lens back. Two stars for build quality and size.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't bother buying this for a K-5

Xtina, Amazon
11 August 2014
  • Summary: Totally unimpressed. I bought this for my K-5 and it is worse than my $200 dollar kit lens. I bought this because I wanted an upgrade from my 18-50mm kit, but boy was this the wrong choice: Higher than average noise levels in night photography Blurry images at 17-20mm Distortion at the edge of the...
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Overall 4
4.0

dissapointed

marcm, B&H Photo
19 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I don't know why, but I had a different experience than most others here with the sigma 17-70 contemporary. First I tested it for sharpness against my 18-55 WR kit lens by shooting a test sheet/chart with each lens (using a K-30).
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

JimiH, Adorama
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Buying brands like Sigma, Tokina, and Tamron can result in a ~70/30 bet that you will get a good copy of the lens. The Sigma 17-70 (for Nikon) I bought had some major focus issues. It would constantly hunt for focus and about 8 of 10 photos were nasty blurry.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unreliable AF motor function for SONY

J. Tran "JenX.Tran", Amazon
6 April 2013
  • Summary: Well, I just got this lens in the mail "Brand New" for my Sony a77. Immediately I decided to put it to the test. I have to say that image quality was good when images were in focus. Initially I tested the lens indoors. I ran the test against my Sony 16-50mm f/2.8.
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Overall 4
4.0

8 much better

Brittney, Amazon
28 August 2012
  • Summary: This lens is ok, but I would spend a little more and get the 17-50 2.8 much better lens
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Overall 4
4.0

Too soft, and has focusing issues.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 August 2012
  • Summary: Used lens for two shoots. Very unhappy. Purchased based on good reviews, but seems to have focusing issues, and images are extremely soft. Ok if you just want snapshots of kids for yourself, but cannot recommend to professional or enthusiast. Going to order Nikon. Too bad.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not sharp

Cristi C, Amazon
28 August 2012
  • Summary: I tested this lens out in various situations and settings and it was not sharp enough for me. Especially on the edges. I guess I'm spoiled by my primes.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Dissapointed

Bigbillyt "A Consumer", Amazon
12 June 2012
  • Summary: Frankly, my testing methods were rather un-scientific however, I stand by my findings. I don't know if I got a bad instance of this lens or what but the overall image quality, in my opinion, was quite bad. I tested this on two bodies, a D40x and a brand new D5100.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible Auto focus!!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
27 April 2011
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this lens. On paper, it looks like a near perfect everyday lens. The relatively fast aperture, nice wide to medium zoom range, and bonus close focus distance make it sound like something you could keep on your camera most of the time.
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