Reviews and Problems with Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
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Excellent upgrade from kit lens
Chris H., B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I recently purchased this lens as an upgrade from my 18-55mm kit lens, and there is an immediate noticeable bump in photo quality. I originally bought the older version of this lens, but have since bought the newer "Contemporary" version, which is noticeably smaller, lighter, and with better overall performance. This lens is ridiculously sharp, decently fast at f2.8 at the wide end, and covers a good distance at 70mm.
Pros: Affordable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction, Versatile
Sharpest lens I own. Better than the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 by far!
Bradly Bennison, Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: Wow! Just wow! This is the sharpest lens I own. Before buying this I bought the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 and was not impressed with it at all! The 17-50 was supposed to be quiet and fast focusing with HSM but it was slow and loud. This new C lens has definitely had an upgrade to the HSM motor cause its a lot faster and quieter (although not as quiet and fast as a Canon STM lens). I loved this lens from the beginning! It looks stunning and performs stunning.
Summary: I bought this lens for the Nikon D5100 as a replacement for the 18-55 kit lens. This lens is fantastic. I spent months researching and comparing different options. I selected this lens because of of its low light capability over other lenses I was considering.
Excerpt: I bought this lens from B & H to replace my kit lens on my Pentax K30. I use this lens primarily for landscapes and is very sharp and well built lens with using the new composite materials. This will be my main lens. Prompt delivery and great service from B & H.
Roger Peterson Underwater Photographics, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
Excerpt: The Sigma 17-70 is one outstanding lens. My primary use for the 17-70 is for underwater use used in freshwater situations as well as salt water. This has become my "workhorse" lens because of the great image quality, close focal length of 8.5 inches & it's Macro capabilities. This Sigma lens fills a need where a wide angle lens is just to large of a total viewing area for smaller subjects found and the macro capabilities are outstanding as well.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Great lens for cheap! Looks great, focus fast. The lens cover is a pain though.
Ray Rauch, Amazon
11 August 2014
Summary: Fast autofocus, looks beautiful. Took my amateur photography to a new level. Love it! The only minor blemish on this is the lense cap mechanism is really hard to get engaged properly. That is a bummer as I find myself leaving it off more than I should while moving from shot to shot.
Excerpt: I use this product for nature & landscapes and portraits. It's super versatile and has that macro feature which I love. not-to-mention, it's an F2.8 lens so it's quick and great in low light conditions.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens to upgrade from my D3200s kit lens.While the Nikon 15-55 is an Ok starting point this blows away expectations.At work I use the Tamron 12-50 with the constant 2.8 and honestly this lens is leagues sharper, with a much more accurate and faster auto focus.I feel like this lens would be very versatile, well versed for portraits and events.The decently fast aperture, impressive build quality and impressive image quality ensure this lens fights above...
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction