Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
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Tim h, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: I had been looking at this lens and wanting to get one for a while and finally went and bought it. So happy I did. Went to a garden show over the weekend and got some really beautiful shots. Tack sharp images, fast autofocus, good OS. Took some shots of my grandson in low light situation and was very pleased with results since this is one of the resons I purchased this lens. Would definately recommend this as a step up from a kit lens.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews here on Amazon and other sites about the most versatile Macro len's and their prices. I chose Sigma because of good reviews. The lens I received is a beautiful piece of machinery. It has a hefty feel. Comes with both lens caps and I purchased Sigma UV and Polarizing filters for it as well.I have absolutely no complaints about this lens and would definitely buy it again.
Summary: I got this lens after some research. While waiting for it to arrive, I began to get buyer's remorse. It was not the focal length that originally set out to buy, and I just kept telling myself that I just bought another "kit" lens with variable aperture...I was almost certain I would return it; Then the magic happened.... First shot I took with it I could immediately tell that it is WAY sharper than my 18-55mm IS II canon kit lens.
Excerpt: Using this on my Nikon D7100. I must say I shot a wedding with it. I got fantastic results! also used it for video. its not made for fast/quiet autofocus in video (no swm) but if shoots great video as well. for the price its so worth it. Fast autofocus for pics. you can spend 900-1300 $ on a lens but the difference is not worth that extra 500-700$+ in my opinion.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have the Nikon D3200 dSLR with 24Meg pix APS-C sensor. With my lens, it has a snug fit to camera body. Sharpness is well within my expectations. The outer filter ring does block slightly the focus bright light on the camera body. having the macro function is a big plus. The company is very proud of their made in Japan designation.
Summary: Great lens. I rented this back in October before I made a purchase. This lens was recommended to me and I was sold. I can't afford the "L" series, and this comes in next to none. Tack sharp images. I would buy Sigma lenses over any of the others when I can't afford a good "L" lens. I highly recommend this lens. Delivery from this seller is excellent. Got it fast, will buy again from them.
Excerpt: I was attracted to the Sigma 17-70mm by its f2.8-4 aperture range and several positive reviews. I have used the lens with my Nikon D7100 and D3200. The lens is sharper than both the 18-55mm and 16-85mm Nikkors. The zoom ring is very smooth and shows no sign of creeping with the lens pointed up or down. The focus ring does rotate when auto-focusing but this has not caused any problems. The lens focuses extremely close, down to 8.6".
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I began to upgrade my equipment and needed a non-prime lens. I had purchased a used 30mm ex and fell in love with sigma. I read a lot about this lens and it was a toss up between the canon 17-40 or this one. I chose this lens and instantly fell in love although there is a little lens creep. Pictures are sharp and i mean sharp. I do a lot of night photography and althoug there is slight flare its easly edited. Over all this is my everyday lens.
Summary: I have seen many rumors that this lens is soft at 17mm. After two full days of testing I can put that rumor to rest, this lens is so tack sharp throughout the entire zoom range its hard not to cut yourself on it. At 17mm and f/2.8 the out side edges are slightly softer then the center. But to notice this you have to take multiple photos and zoom in over 300% and really "really" try to look for it. I tested this lens on a Canon Rebel T3i (600D) with a 18mp sensor.