Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
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One Of My Favorite Lenses
MNPhotos, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I love this lens. I got it for indoor family gatherings and as a walk-around lens. It fulfills both needs quite nicely. It has a really nice closeup feature. Takes great closeup flower picture. They'll have to pry this one from my cold, dead hands.
Pros: Great Closeup Feature, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Has more range of zoom than a straight f/2.8 lens but costs much less! All photos I have taken are crisp and sharp! Much better than the normal kit lens. Coupled with a 70-200mm zoom gives a great range for most of my photography. This has been a very wise decision to purchase!
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction, Very Sharp
Summary: I have had the lens two weeks. So far, the performance and result are very pleasing in ease of a solid, but not too tight, zoom action and sharp focus. I used it for a late afternoon outdoor wedding so no flash and the color capture, skin tone and clarity as afternoon morphed into evening remained...
Excerpt: I was looking for something to give me a little wider view than my previous 28-75mm f/2.8 for an upcoming trip. The Sigma 17-70mm fills this requirement nicely along with f/2.8-4 capabilities. The Optical Stabilization is a bonus that I didn't have on my previous lens.
Excerpt: It is okay sharp, but when you using cameras that have very high resolution like 24mp, it is not sharp when zooming in100%.(center is really sharp, other than center, not really) focus is quit quiet and precise. focal range is quite versatile.
Excerpt: looks very nice and well balanced with my K5IIs, does very nice pics. i didn't want the very best bulky lens but i wanted better quality than a kit lens. The Sigma is exactly what i hoped it be. for the price it's a no brainer.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: Paired this lens with my Nikon D5300 on a trip throughout Greece and got some fantastic shots, both daytime & nighttime due to the image stabilization. This was the only lens I took on the trip, and the 17-70mm focal lengths allowed me to take all the shots I wanted.
Summary: I bought both this Sigma and the comparable Pentax and couldn't really pick up any difference between the two. I didn't keep either though because I already owned the Sigma 18-250mm which was not outdone by the 17-70mm. I then broke the Sigma 18-250 beyond repair.
the colors are excellent and the soft bokeh is great
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 March 2015
Summary: I have two of these lenses and both copies work very well. They are a touch soft at their widest apertures, but that is quickly sharpened up with just a bit of stopping down. I run one of these lenses on a D5100 and the other on a D7100.