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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS HSM, reviewed by anitaw2

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anitaw2
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Jul 10, 2015 12:33 |  #1

I did so much research when ready to buy this lens. I do landscape and wanted something a bit wide and fast. Canon 24-70mm 2.8 was out of my price range. I was surprised to find so many great reviews on the Sigma 17-50. I am very happy with this lens. it is fast and sharp. The only little thing I don't care about is the weight.. IT IS A HEAVY BEAST. but I love it. Anyone else have this lens?


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fabho
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Sep 02, 2015 22:17 |  #2

Hi Anita,

I have this lens too and I do really like it, especially for the comparatively little that it cost (compared to Canon equiv and even the Tamron with the VC).

I don't actually find it too weighty... what are youcomparing it to? The Canon 18-55 kit lens? If so, then yes, it's significantly heavier, but not as heavy as the equiv Tamron and Canon.

Cheers, Ben




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EddieLee
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Oct 21, 2015 22:28 |  #3

The lens is very sharp, and af works very well, until you get into low light situations, but that's not a deal breaker. The value is exceptional at the current price, and compared to FF lenses, it's actually not that heavy.




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anitaw2
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Oct 22, 2015 13:38 |  #4

I've been using it now for a while and LOVE IT! My photo buddy had the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 and my photos are as sharp/nice as his. He is amazed at how well this lens performs! GO SIGMA!!!


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bakerbranded
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Oct 23, 2015 17:14 |  #5

Looking forward to owning one soon!


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ian_socool
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Oct 24, 2015 20:25 |  #6

It is my church/show/party lens paired to my 50-150. 2X's sharper with flash!


70D, 70D, SL1, Tokina 11-16 F/2.8, Σ30mm 1.4, 40mm 2.8 Pancake Σ70mm 2.8 EX DG Macro, Canon 17-55 2.8 IS, Σ85 1.4, Σ50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO, 430EX II X's 2, Yongnuo YN-560II X's 2, Cowboy Studio wireless flash triggers X4, YN-422c X3.Ian_socool FlickR (external link) Facebook fanpage (external link) http://ianlynphotograp​hy.com (external link)

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anitaw2
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Oct 27, 2015 10:15 as a reply to ian_socool's post |  #7

If I could figure out how to post pics on this website, I could show you. I click "upload images" but nothing happens...


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Nov 21, 2015 07:57 |  #8

Hello, first post here. We recently picked up a used copy of this lens for the T1i, and my wife and I love it. Tons of good reviews out there, and thankfully we got a good copy. It is much richer looking than the 18-135 that we had.




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dusa
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Nov 23, 2015 04:35 |  #9

I also use this lens on my 70D en it's a very sharp lens. I like it very much.
Very good for landscapes.
Paul:-)


Canon EOS 70D, EF 16-35 F4 is usm, EF-S 10-18 is, EF-S 18-135 is nano usm, EF 40 2.8, EF-S 18-55 is, EF-S 55-250 is

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anitaw2
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Dec 11, 2015 09:00 |  #10

I did notice that is struggles in low light, but when there is enough light, shots are really nice.


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Mathmans
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Dec 15, 2015 05:02 as a reply to anitaw2's post |  #11

I love this lens. No problem with focus in low light on D7100.
Nice sharp photos on f2.8 on all focal lenghts.




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potinam
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Jul 19, 2016 20:28 |  #12

I have this lens glue to my nikon D5300, really good lens for the price.




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