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Sigma-17-70mm-f2-8-4-dc-macro-os-hsm.12282834
9.0 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 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 6
6.0

Not what I hoped for

Al Swanson, Amazon
9 April 2014
  • Summary: I've owned more than 50 dslr lenses over the past ten years and I've been disappointed only twice. I've never had the "bad copy" that you hear so much about. The first digital slr I ever owned was a Canon Rebel and I knew nothing when I bought it. Nothing about digital and nothing about modern lenses. I had owned many film cameras and lenses but it had been many years. So those first two lenses includeda real dud. That one was on me.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very stiff zoom

KJ1234, Amazon
8 April 2014
  • Summary: I tested this lens for a good two weeks and I just couldn't get past the stiffness of the zoom function. Bummer because I did like the lens!
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Overall 6
6.0

A Solid 3 star rating.

Mindcontrol, Amazon
22 February 2014
  • Summary: Overall this is a great walk around. I would recommend it. If you're searching for more of a wide and and more of a zoom then I'd highly recommend the Canon 15-85. That lens is 'L' quality. This lens won't give you that kind of quality but it is cheaper and it's great for the casual user. The bokeh on this lens is nice and color contrast is nice as well. I do wish it was a constant 2.8 but I knew it wasn't when I bought it so I can't complain.
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Overall 6
6.0

good but not perfect

Adorama
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The lens is sharp,silent &amp; focus fast but it has <br />problem focusing on the horizon or skies,you point it to the sky or horizon the lens will not focus.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bright but not bulky

Habib, Adorama
1 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens for professional use. It is a bright lens which comes in a small body. It oerforms well at the moment but I don't know if it is built for heavy use.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid Lens

Dustin McCollum, Amazon
3 July 2013
  • Summary: this is a very solid lens covering a wide range of focal lengths. It works well for low light situations with a body that handles high ISO settings. I shoot primarily video on a Canon 7D body. The only minor draw back is the aperture shift when you iris up is very noticeable. For me this is only minor as I do not record zooms while I shoot and for still shooting would not be obvious other than you might need to bump your shutter or ISO settings when moving through the...
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Overall 6
6.0

d7100 users, Run Away. otherwise, great.

T. F, Amazon
17 May 2013
  • Summary: The fit and finish of this thing is great. The zooming action is a little stiff but very usable. The focusing ring is a little close to the zoom ring for my tastes. I was constantly accidentally jerking around the focusing ring accidently, but in time you can train yourself to not do this. Image quality on this thing is excellent for the price. You wont find a nikkor with as much bang for your buck.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wanted to love it....but

Byron L. Tucker Jr. "sailorman", Amazon
11 May 2013
  • Summary: I was really excited to order this lens having read a very few topics on it...only released month or two and not many reviews. The two or three reviews were very positive based on fit and finish, imaging and overall value for the money. I removed lens from packing and installed on canon t3i. The lens is comprised mostly of high grade plastics to reduce weight. It seemed to be well constructed and I would say nicely light without being cheap feeling (still about 16 oz.) .
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Overall 6
6.0

Good starter lens

duckyleigh1, Amazon
18 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this with my new camera body, but it seems that my sensor shows ever flaw of this lens. At first, I didn't notice it as much, but over time the focus has gotten worse. It's not very good glass and it's effecting my images. Trying to save up to buy a bettter, more reliable lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Stellar sharpness..but only in the middle :(

Dwegs "Dwegs", Amazon
3 April 2013
  • Summary: It was suggested I revise the title to say it doesn't work on the D7100 (which it seems not to), but that would make my rating based on the use of this lens with this body. However, the soft sides have nothing at all to do with the camera, that is the lens performance. I shot this hoping that the other reviewers were on to something. Well in a sense they are... it is very sharp and provides excellent resolution in the center of the image.
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