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

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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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Overall 6
6.0

Ultimately Fails (Sony A57)

Cincy Guy, Amazon
19 May 2013
  • Summary: I bought this as part of a 2-lens solution to replace my sony 18-135. The sony lens didn't have enough magnification to get close enough at my kids school concert events and some sporting events. I really need 250-300 on the long end of my zoom to meet those needs. Also the sony didn't produce enough bokeh (background blur) and was fairly hit and miss for me in terms of getting sharp shots for indoor natural lighting or low lighting. So, on the shorter end of 18-??
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