Summary: I've been using this a lot, almost as my walk-around-with lens. All controls work smoothly, it holds position even when aimed straight up or down, and seems to add little in the way of distortion (at least to my view). Compact, weight within reason (nothing is LIGHT light any more), As an amateur, I have to say it's a good'un.
This is a great lens. You can get semi-macro shots
james freeman, Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: This is my go to lens. I am only a casual photographer, so I want something that does it all. This is a great lens. You can get semi-macro shots, and panaramic ones all with the same lens, and the focus is really sharp. It is a breeze to work with, and very easy on beginners like me.
Summary: I thought this would make a great multipurpose lens for traveling, but I have to say after seeing my travel photos, I'm super disappointed. Shooting birds at long range and just generally everything at long range, it seems blurred. When using a tripod, it gets better, but too much distortion to blow up landscapes where you want clarity. Photos in the less than 100 mm range turned out really good.
Summary: This is a great lens that compliments my 70-200 f2.8. The f 2.8-4 fits almost any situation. Although it is a DX lens, which I use on a D7000, I also routinely use it on my D600 with no vignette seen on the image (to the native eye, not pixel peepers). Do be aware that as soon as you zoom out of 17mm, the 2.8 goes up to 3 and then after about 30mm to 3.2 and then at about 60mm it goes to f4, but, overall, is one stop that important?
Summary: I say WAS because I updated to the latest version (Sigma 17-70 Contemporary) so I could use the new USB dock with and update firmware and fine-tune focus. This lens was on my camera 95% of the time. No need for a 35 or 50mm f1.8. This takes the place of both...and then some. If you can't afford the newer version...buy this. If it broke, I'd buy it again.
A good Brand replacement if you cannot afford nikon
20 December 2013
Summary: Small, Light and does the work perfectly. Bought this for my brother who is a professional photographer and he is really happy with it. Took few pics and sent it to me and they were just awesome. No doubt he is professional but the lens did play a good role to assist him.