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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 Dc Macro


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#1 hedward

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:34 AM

I bought the new Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO and this really is a great lens!



The only gripe I have with it is focussing in low light... it just struggles so badly but apart from that it's a winner. Here's a pic recently taken with this amazing lens.



Has anyone else used this lens and what are your thoughts?



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Posted 29 August 2006 - 10:36 PM

I have this lens as my main work lens. For what it is it does a great job. Its not a great macro lens but as an all purpose zoom its great.

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE (Cemalina @ Aug 29 2006, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have this lens as my main work lens. For what it is it does a great job. Its not a great macro lens but as an all purpose zoom its great.



This has turned into my main walk-around lens. I honestly thought I would want to go to a 17-40 or similar L lens, but this little lens is so versatile, I think I will miss some of the features if I switch.

Things I like:
-not true macro, but fills many close up needs very well
-minimum focus distance is wonderful
-extremely sharp right from the box - fast and quiet AF
-f2.8 at wide has been fine for me - not useful zoomed in low light, but neither is a 17-40 L.

I have tried but can't find better price/performance value - I also carry the 70-200 ex dg 2.8 which is stellar. Would like to see Sigma do a ex dg version of this lens.

Any suggestions for a comparable or better Canon lens? Maybe with IS?

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