Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
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Thought it was good at first...
19 July 2013
Summary: I thought having this zoom was a great addition to my T2i. But truth is I swear my 50mm prime I got for less than $100 takes sharper photos than this one. Lately I've been seeing a lack of quality in this thing. Kind of regret buying it, I should have put the money towards an L series prime...
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.
Summary: I was also pondering about which lens to get with emphasis on video-shooting and some stills work and I Like the colors and look it produces BUT only when it produces.. Biggest problem: The focusing ring is almost unusable manually(it has a turning range of 2.7 c"m yes you read right! 2.7 c"m!!!! ..and let us remember that the auto focus also uses this mechanism so if the motor misses by 0.5 m"m your photos focus is doomed!!
Summary: This is a fantastic lens. Sharpness is great, focus is fast, balance feels nice on my Nikon D7000 - Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) - and I am a big fan of the bokeh it produces. Normally I would give a product like this a 5 Star rating... but the fact that it took me 3 lenses to get one that worked properly out of the box (so far) is a bit disappointing.
Summary: Not sure what it is about this lens but there always seems to be something missing from the photos. Its not bad or anything but the photos I take with it never "pop" without significant post. I think it was a fair decision considering what the alternative (17-55 2.8) from canon cost but after two years I think I would have been happier if I had shelled out the extra dough. Take a look at results from this lens on one of the sharing sites before you pull the trigger.
Summary: I bought this lens on Amazon two months ago, figuring I got a decent sharp lens. With autofocus on my canon t3i, it was front focus at f/2.8 17mm, and OK at f/2.8 50mm. I sent it with my camera back to sigmaphoto in new jersey for calibration. When it came back, it was severely back focus at f/2.8 17mm, and slightly front focus at f/2.8 50mm.
sharp lens, but it does't work well on live view mode.
Phyo Mauk, Amazon
23 August 2012
Summary: The is a great lens!!!.I bought this lens for my Nikon D7000. The focus is fast and crystal sharp at even wide open at f/2.8, but it doesn't focus well on live view mode. If you are getting this lens for video, you might need to reconsider or learn how to focus manually. So I leave 4 stars for this lens. ------------------------------------------------- Update 03/05/2013 The focus problems built slowly time goes over.
Summary: I bought Canon 1100D along with this lens for a trip to Austria After I returned back I found a lot of front-focused pictures, even the focus point is fixed in the center and wasn't auto. I found the corners sharpness very bad in some photos, I think I received a bad copy of this lens.
Summary: I have owned this camera for over a year and have taken tens of thousands of pictures with it. The pictures from the lens are quite sharp. The camera has OS which helps it take excellent hand-held pictures and with its aperture of 2.8, it excels in low-light. The price is obviously very hard to beat. The downsides to the lens are: 1) autofocus is slow 2) lens lacks contrast 3) mechanics are not so good.
Amazing image quality, but only when it manages to focus correctly
Campin' Cowpoke, Amazon
30 May 2012
Summary: I thought this was going to be the lens for me. I refuse to pay what Canon wants for the 17-55, the value equations is just not there. I picked this up from a local retailer last minute before shooting pics of my daughter and her prom date. Thankfully I had just enough time to take it outside and shoot a few pics at various focal lengths and apertures.