Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C Review

March 13, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Fredy Ross

where are the macro samples?

8:39 am - Friday, March 14, 2014

#2 Steve

Have you had a chance to compare its IQ against the IQ of Version 1 (f2.8-4.5)?  Excluding the incoporation of OS, which not relevant to Pentax users since it is excluded from the lens and done in-body, is it worth upgrading from an optical performance perspective?


2:44 pm - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#3 Nam Kaka

I don’t understand why photographyblog rating the value for money is as 5. It’s not a cheap lens, and even not as sharp as Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 Non VC.

2:36 am - Monday, December 1, 2014

#4 Mark Stanley-Adams

I’ve been shooting with one of these for about a year now as an upgrade from the Canon 18-55 kit lens,and have been very happy overall. I agree with Nam that it’s not a cheap lens, but I also agree with the high value-for-money rating of the reviewer.. it is a significant step-up from the kit lens in all respects, and as one who uses a polarising filter a lot, the internal focusing is a huge bonus. The closest Canon equivalent is the 15-85mm which also produces very crisp images, but it’s also almost double the price of the Sigma, as well as only fitting the APS sensor bodies.
The one shortcoming of the Sigma is the focus ring, which travels through a narrow arc of approx 50 degrees, making fine manual focus adjustments quite tricky.
Apart from that, it’s a very attractive lens, and I’ve not regretted buying it for a moment.

10:09 am - Friday, December 5, 2014

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