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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

Three Stars

thcm, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Overall 6
6.0

Meh

epthedp, B&H Photo
30 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I love my Sigma 18-35 1.8, but I wanted something with more range, that was still wide. I figured I would try this 17-70. It's not an ART lens, but I knew that, and I knew it was 2.8-4. However I though that it would stop down naturally when zooming, like with my video camera, instead it's like digital hard stops.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Ahmad AL-MOUSLY, Amazon
21 September 2014
  • Summary: Lens is Ok, not that sharp when taking macro or supermacro
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Overall 6
6.0

The lens seems fine but for some reason my Nikon D5300 "hunts" with ...

Robert Hart, Amazon
20 September 2014
  • Summary: The lens seems fine but for some reason my Nikon D5300 "hunts" with it attached. None of my nikon lenses that do that. It doesn 't hunt when attached to my Nkon D90. Can you help me with this problem? Also, the zooming ring is fairly stiff R.
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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

Okay...

Powderhound2, Amazon
16 January 2014
  • Summary: Not a bad lens, not weather sealed like many Pentax k-mount lenses. Images aren't bad, and the range is pretty good, the biggest issue, is that it doesn't have internal focusing. As the lens isn't huge, it rested naturally in my palm but my pinky and ring fingers touched the manual focus ring, which moves when the lens is in auto-focus, make the motor emit a high pitch squeal. It was so annoying to me after a few days trying it out, that I returned it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expectations were better

Dr T Lock, Amazon
29 December 2013
  • Summary: I expected this new lens to be business and tak sharp . Sadly after paying a hefty price I am left unimpressed. It looks good and well balanced feel on my K5. For a fast lens at f2.8 I did not find it any noticeably faster and had similar shutter speeds with much cheaper basic f3.5 lenses. I found myself reverting to manual focus in lower indoor lighting as the AF does not perform as good as I expected.
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Overall 6
6.0

good but not perfect

Adorama
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The lens is sharp,silent & focus fast but it has problem focusing on the horizon or skies,you point it to the sky or horizon the lens will not focus.
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