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Sigma APO 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

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Overall 7
7.0

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

PC Magazine
14 April 2010
  • Conclusion: The Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens is a standard zoom for APS-C digital cameras. The lens has a fast f/2.8 aperture through its zoom range, but isn't that sharp when shot wide open.
  • Pros: Fixed f/2.8 aperture. Useful zoom range. Includes hood. Optical image stabilization.
  • Cons: Soft wide open.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM standard zoom lens

Trusted Reviews
19 September 2011
  • Summary: With a constant f/2.8 aperture, the professional-grade Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM makes a great upgrade to a standard zoom kit lens.
  • Pros: Constant aperture of f/2.8, Smooth zooming action, Delivers excellent results
  • Cons: Manual focus ring is fiddly, All-plastic outer construction, Resolution tails off above f/11
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM review

ePHOTOzine
12 November 2010
  • Summary: On paper this lens look like a winner. The specification for the price is very good indeed. Although the resolution in the centre is usually good, the same cannot be said about the quality towards the edges, especially at wide apertures.
  • Pros: Excellent performance in the centre between 28 and 50mm when stopped down, Effective Optical Stabiliser, Compact and lightweight for an f/2.8 zoom
  • Cons: Lens really needs stopping down for best results, Sharpness towards the edges,, Focus ring cannot be disengaged
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
2 January 2010
  • Conclusion: The distinctive rattle when we first lifted the lens up to the camera body made our hearts sink. Thankfully our initial fears were unfounded, as shooting at all focal lengths during our time at a local market showed impressive image quality throughout the frame, and reinforced the solid results we'd already found when we shot our test chart in the studio. With its near-silent focusing you could easily shoot away discreetly without anyone hearing a thing.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Sigma AF 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM OS - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
15 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM OS is a highly competitive APS-C standard zoom lens and Sigma's best product in this class so far. It's not a flawless lens but none really is. Its biggest weakness is the performance at f/2.8 - the resolution in the image center is already exceedingly high here but the image corners are soft between 17-35mm and there's some vignetting at the extreme ends of the zoom range.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Sigma AF 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
30 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM OS is a highly competitive APS-C standard zoom lens and Sigma's best product in this class so far. It's not a flawless lens, though, but none really is. Its biggest weakness is the performance at f/2.8 - the resolution in the image center is already very high here but the image corners are soft between 17-35mm and there's some vignetting at the extreme ends of the zoom range.
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Overall 8
7.6

Sigma 17-50 mm

camerastuffreview.com
9 November 2009
  • Summary: The Sigma 17-50 mm 2.8 EX DC OS HSM feels solid and is an alternative to the standard kit lens of Nikon. The zoom range of the Sigma is limited but the luminosity is much higher than of the kit lens. Using this lens on a 24 megapixel Nikon D3200 camera improved the resolution significantly in comparison with the Nikon D7000. The resolution in the center is high but is somewhat disappointing in the corners at 17 mm and 28 mm.
  • Pros: High resolution at the center, Fast, constant f/2.8, Limited vignetting, Low chromatic aberration, Feels solid
  • Cons: Low resolution in the corners at 17 mm and 28 mm, Sensitive to backlight, Limited zoom range, Steep purchase price
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Overall 8
8.1

Sigma 17-50 mm

camerastuffreview.com
26 October 2009