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Old 30th of June 2006 (Fri)   #1
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Default Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro

Well, now the Sigma seems to be very popular. In fact I thought about getting this lens myself and dumping the Tamron 28-75 and kit lens. If it were a constant 2.8 I would have no reservations but I am still contemplating whether or not I need the extra stop and a third. I did however just coax a co-worker into getting it with his new XT so maybe I can borrow his sometime and check it out.

So now it is time to post away. These threads seem to be pretty popular and people consistently post new pics all the time so don't be shy and post away.
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Old 30th of June 2006 (Fri)   #2
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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

You have probably come across one of my comments in other posts about this lens and I will say it again... "I got one recently and I love it..."

It replaces my Sigma 18-125mm (as you can see from my signature). Tho the 18-125 is a good lens and I will miss the extra reach, the 17-70 is much sharper throughout the range and the f2.8-4.5 is much better. Of course it would be great if it was f2.8 only but I don't think there is another lens with this range that is faster...? (I'm sure I'll be corrected...)

Tho its not a true 1:1 macro (its 1:2.3) its still lots of fun and has a ridiculously close focus. There is one photo where I could almost focus on water drops ON THE UV FILTER!!!

Examples: Sorry, mainly closeups...
http://www.pbase.com/evandavies/sigma_17_70

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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

Thanks for breaking the ice on this one. My co-worker got his today and we were testing its macro capabilities. We could almost touch the object we were trying to focus on, which happened to be the box from a spare battery.
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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

Yeah, this can be a problem for lighting as you can get so close and the front end is so wide.
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Old 30th of June 2006 (Fri)   #5
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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

All right, here a bunch. I have not been selective, so please be gentle. Should give an indication of what the lense can do.

I have shot a lot of sports today, will post more next week.

From Yesterdays HeliRide (Biking) in Norway


Alva


Flower


My son


Chute


and again....


Concentration


My dad

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Old 3rd of July 2006 (Mon)   #6
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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

Those pics are great. Thank you for contributing.

Come on folks. This lens has been a topic of heavy discussion and many of you have picked one up. show me those shots.
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Old 3rd of July 2006 (Mon)   #7
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I get mine today from UPS (Yeaaa) I hopefully can post some in a few days. Albiet not as good as some of the others but I am just learning. This actually might be a good opportunity for some corrective
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These were posted in the sports section, but Ill put them here as well

All images are taken with a 30D + Sigma 17-70. All at ISO100, Av-Mode, Average Metering Mode(1), Manual Focus (prefocused), and shutterspeeds above 1/1000, Full Exif should be in the photos.

Shot in RAW, processed in Bibble, then CS2 for tweaking + sharpening.

Anyway, here they are.

BMX, Turndown


BMX, Nosedive 360


Mountainbike, Superman Seatgrab


Mountainbike, Superman Seatgrab


BMX, 360 X-UP


Mountainbike, Tailwhip


BMX, 360

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What a great lens this 17-70 appears to be!

Great images Trailstar, the BMX stuff blew me away.
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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

i am also considering this lens. any more pics from anyone lucky to have one? anyone not happy with it for any reason?
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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ighlight=17-70
I actually returned mine for the 24-70, but sometimes I regret it. The focal length on the 17-70, and the IQ makes for one of the best bang for the buck walkarounds! I'll get another, I just have to decide if I want the 30mm,10-20, or 17-70 first.
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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Clean
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ighlight=17-70
I actually returned mine for the 24-70, but sometimes I regret it. The focal length on the 17-70, and the IQ makes for one of the best bang for the buck walkarounds! I'll get another, I just have to decide if I want the 30mm,10-20, or 17-70 first.
Thanks Mr Clean for 'linking' me up. It was a useful thread. I still have not made my mind up as yet, and am not in a hurry. Bookmarked : ) Thanks.
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Default Re: Show us your Sigma 17-70 pics for the archive.

Here's one from last night:



I am really diggin' this lens...
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"Hi, my name is Lloyd, and I have no brain":



No idea what would possess someone to want to do that.

Unless it's to impress the chicks.

Nice shots, man. I love the perspective you got...
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Quote:
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No idea what would possess someone to want to do that.

Unless it's to impress the chicks.

Nice shots, man. I love the perspective you got...
Ha ha,

Funny story. That kid was one of the few who actually crashed hard enough to be treated by the onsite medical staff.

Here she is:


PS. Still taken with a 17-70
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