Sigma 17-70 mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM optical stabilisation lens for Canon Digital SLR cameras

October 13, 2013 - Comment

Product Features Lens structure (elements/groups): 17/13 Viewing angle: 72.4 ° Closest focusing distance: 0.22 m Minimum aperture: F22 Number of diaphragm blades: 7

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Product Features

  • Lens structure (elements/groups): 17/13
  • Viewing angle: 72.4 °
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.22 m
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 7


Gelo says:

great upgrade from my 550d kit lens I have been using this lens for over a month now and have taken hundreds of photos with it. I will not talk about the specs of the lens as you can read that somewhere else. I’ll tell you what I felt after using this (please consider that I am by no means a pro).It is such a big improvement coming from someone who only owns a kit lens (18-55 IS) and the 50mm 1.8. What this lens gave me are better overall image quality from the kit lens and the convenience of not switching from one lens to another. The focal length, the ‘macro’ capability, the silent and fast autofocus and the ability to shoot at f2.8 when you need it (although only available at the wide 17mm) are reasons enough to buy this lens. The images taken at f2.8 and 17mm are not be very sharp but still good. I normally shoot at around 24mm on my 550D and at around f4-f5.6 and I can tell you that the images are really impressive.I’m glad I decided to buy this instead of the other options I was…

JPW2020 says:

Good Upgrade from Kit Lens I bought this lens well aware of the mixed reviews-on balance they were good,but if there was one consistent criticism,it was sharpness,or lack of.From about 5 months use now I would say I am very happy with it.In most circumstances it is sharp enough for my purposes.It is undoubtedly best at middle apertures,but contrary to some reports I have seen f2.8 is very usable,though less sharp than when smaller apertures are used.It is very solidly built but not too heavy,a noticeable improvement on the kit lens.It feels right in your hand the zoom ring is firm but not too tight and rotates smoothly.There is no zoom creep when being carried around,this sounds like a small point but it is more important than some may realise in terms of carrying comfort.The HSM focusing is fast and near silent.It just feels like a quality lens.No,it is not a true Macro lens but its good enough for me-that said if you want a lens primarily for Macro photography you might want to look…

Marcin B "Marcin" says:

Great step up from the kit lens This is my fifth lens for my 400D, only after trying so many I decided what I really needed.I’m using it for 2 years now, and took about 30,000 pictures with it.My first lens was obviously the kit lens, then there was Tamron 70-300 (the old one), followed by Canon 50mm 1.8, and Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. Finally I got this Sigma and Canon 70-300 3.5-5.6 IS.This lens is a compromise (as is every lens for that matter).The main advantage of this lens over lenses like Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 is the additional 20mm focal length range, whereas the 35-50mm range is not that much slower (roughly 3.5 compared to Tamron’s 2.8). The lens is roughly the same size and weight, but offers added range.Also, the Sigma is much much cheaper than the Canon’s offering (18-55 f/2.8), so an obvious choice for an amateur.I use the lens as my main lens, for taking pictures of my family and various trips, and it’s a rare occasion that I bump into the…

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