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Sigma APO 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
9.0 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

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Overall 6
6.0

this is my second one.......,and

Michel, B&H Photo
27 February 2015
  • Excerpt: This is my second sigma 17/50, and I am disappointed with the sharpness, the first one which I had problem with, the barrel getting loose was repaired and it did affected the sharpness, reason why I bought an other one, this new one is not any better??? I will trade for Canon lenses.
  • Pros: Great Stabilizer, Lightweight
  • Cons: Not sharp enough, Poor in Low Light, Weak Casing
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as good as anticipated

taspz, B&H Photo
14 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Nice lens, easy to use and sharp, but not much more than the Sigma 18-250 mm f/3.5-6.3 I already own and use on a Canon 60D. I bought if for the larger aperture anticipating better IQ but found that a Fujifilm X30 28-112 mm with an f/2-2.8 lens that I bought later for travel use handled the larger aperture situations just as well in my pixel-peeping tests using RAW+JPEG images and provided JPEG results SOOC extremely well.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Smooth To Use
  • Cons: None Really Just Not Bet
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Lens

shasta, B&H Photo
30 September 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is excellent for the price. There is some noise rattle, which I found out was normal. It's fast and the image stabilization works well.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Fair to Good

Joe C, Adorama
12 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Good at out door shooting not so good indoors!!
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok Product

Dave the Photographer, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased for indoor and outdoor use. F2.8 was the key, although the focal length was somewhat too short. I wish it could go up to 70 or 80mm. 50 mmm @ F2.8 was marginally better than my 18-200mm Nikor. It is also pretty heavy lens. 17mm actually makes a difference, which is wider than my 18-200mm. It is a sharp lens, but the corners are not sharp especially at 17mm @ F2.8. This was one of the major reasons I returned this lens.
  • Pros: A Bit Noise Auto Focus
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Does not work below 60F.

Ryan Henderson, Amazon
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Does not work below 60F. Gives a lens error on my 70d, stops auto-focusing and won't release the shutter. Otherwise, it a fantastic lens. Very sharp and the OS works great. Update after 1 month: I'm returning it to see if I just had a bad copy. I found one other person with the issue of this lens not working in cold weather so it doesn't seem common. I took it out today on a 60 degree sunny day and it failed to communicate with the camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad

Hotled, B&H Photo
26 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Over all it's a good piece of glass. It is however soft at 2.8, stepping to 4.0 and beyond it becomes very very sharp.
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Focus Problem

Sepehr, B&H Photo
13 October 2013
  • Excerpt: It's a very useful lens for portraits, group shots and some landscape. But I have some problem with focusing. I think the auto focus motor is not very compatible with Nikon D7000. you should be really try hard to get tack sharp shots.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

better than a kit lens

M. sajid, Amazon
22 June 2013
  • Summary: The lens gives me more capabilities because it can hold F2.8 at any zoom; both for low light and creating a shallow depth (making subjects pop by making the background out of focus). I like the lens but don't love it. The AF searches some times. The images are good but not great (might be my inexperience). I recommend it if your on a budget. The constant F2.8 is nice and allows me to take shots I couldn't with my kit lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed Reviews

KarenB, B&H Photo
26 May 2013
  • Excerpt: First of all, this lens is HEAVY! Add that to 7d and it is quite heavy. Now, that being said, I researched which lens to buy for a long time before purchasing this lens. I'd have to say everything I read by users was true. 1)It tends to produce warmer color indoors for sure. 2)It's not as as good for low light/fast action, which is why I bought it in the first place. I shot an outdoor wedding and reception held indoors with low light.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quality
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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