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Dec 07, 2011 01:10 as a reply to  @ post 13502980 |  #496

Here's a landscape shot with the 17-70 (a little bit of blur in the foreground because I was shooting from a moving train): EXIF: ISO 200, 19mm, f/8 @ 1/320

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Dec 07, 2011 01:12 as a reply to  @ Veemac's post |  #497

One more, a sign from an abandoned motel on Route 66: EXIF: ISO 100, 17mm, f/2.8 @ 1/2000

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Dec 09, 2011 12:46 as a reply to  @ Veemac's post |  #498

Here's something interesting. The way I see it, no matter how I change the settings, this lens spanks the Canon 17-40 f4 L.

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Dec 09, 2011 13:47 |  #499

"Spanks" seems like quite an exaggeration. I'd say it's more like "if you squint real hard you can almost see a difference." It mostly just looks like the Sigma shots are brighter.

THe 17-40L is a great lens. THe Sigma 17-70 is also a great lens, is faster, has image stabilization and is cheaper. So if you want to argue that the Sigma is a better value for us APS-C shooters, that's easy. I just really doubt you are going to get better image quality from it.


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Dec 09, 2011 19:50 |  #500

tkbslc wrote in post #13519394 (external link)
"Spanks" seems like quite an exaggeration. I'd say it's more like "if you squint real hard you can almost see a difference." It mostly just looks like the Sigma shots are brighter.

THe 17-40L is a great lens. THe Sigma 17-70 is also a great lens, is faster, has image stabilization and is cheaper. So if you want to argue that the Sigma is a better value for us APS-C shooters, that's easy. I just really doubt you are going to get better image quality from it.

OK. "Spanks" is a little extreme. I was just excited. The IQ does seem better though on every setting. Not just " brighter" but more contrast and a little sharper and it's on nearly every setting. When you can do that at this cost you've truly accomplished something. Of course, the L has a larger image circle and is designed for full frame cameras as well, and is weather sealed. :-)


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Dec 17, 2011 21:25 |  #501

Got my Sigma 17-70mm from Samy's Camera for $419 out the door.
So far I am loving it!
Pics are sharp and the lens is fast and quite.
This picture is straight out the camera no processing.


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Dec 17, 2011 21:39 |  #502

A few more I took playing with the camera in low light. No flash used.
No post processing just convert from RAW and resize.

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Dec 17, 2011 22:16 |  #503

Anyone got any shots maximizing it's MFD without cropping? Also 18-55 being my widest lens is there any significant difference between 17 and 18? or what about 15 and 17 since I'm also eyeing out the 15-85...


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Dec 18, 2011 01:57 |  #504

boingy wrote in post #13561442 (external link)
Anyone got any shots maximizing it's MFD without cropping? Also 18-55 being my widest lens is there any significant difference between 17 and 18? or what about 15 and 17 since I'm also eyeing out the 15-85...

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Dec 18, 2011 02:02 |  #505

I'm looking to change over to this lens from my Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6. I just find my Canon not that great in low lighting situations. The f2.8 on the sigma will be a nice improvement I'm sure.

do you guys ever find any issues with blur or softness when taking pictures of a larger objects of lets say a vehicle or landscape? I mostly shoot automotive, and this is replacing my canon which has served me well. This will be my primary lens.


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Dec 18, 2011 02:22 |  #506

boingy wrote in post #13561442 (external link)
Anyone got any shots maximizing it's MFD without cropping? Also 18-55 being my widest lens is there any significant difference between 17 and 18? or what about 15 and 17 since I'm also eyeing out the 15-85...

I have both. The 15 is noticeable wider but when I shoot wide I use my 10-20. If you don't plan to spring for a wide zoom later you may want to consider it the 15-85. It really is a great lens. If wide isn't your focus I wouldn't worry about it. I wouldn't give up the f2.8 or the MFD to gain 2mm. On the long end, the Canon's extra 15 mm is nice. But on the Sigma I can just crop. Again. I don't feel it is worth the trade to lose the extra 2/3 stop you have on the Sigma.

Overall, it's the Sigma that I use the most. The more expensive Canon is on my backup. I do wish the Sigma was HSM though. That bugs me. I would pay as much as the Canon for this lens with FLD glass and HSM. That would be one kick-ass lens and I would sell the Canon.

Here's an uncropped shot of a dime.

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Dec 19, 2011 15:35 |  #507

From last Saturday. All from my new 60D. I went back to my Sigma since my Tokina 12-24mm is being repaired.

iso3200 f/8 1/60s

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iso3200 f/8 1/80s
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iso800 f/8 1/80s
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iso800 f/8 1/80s
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Dec 19, 2011 17:23 |  #508

mlech wrote in post #13562027 (external link)
I'm looking to change over to this lens from my Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6. I just find my Canon not that great in low lighting situations. The f2.8 on the sigma will be a nice improvement I'm sure.

do you guys ever find any issues with blur or softness when taking pictures of a larger objects of lets say a vehicle or landscape? I mostly shoot automotive, and this is replacing my canon which has served me well. This will be my primary lens.

Not at all. I had the 17-85 and while it was a significant improvement over the kit lens, this lens is just as much better than the 17-85.


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Dec 20, 2011 10:23 |  #509

I just ordered this lens yesterday and can't wait to use it!


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Dec 21, 2011 23:04 as a reply to  @ butcherman's post |  #510

One from today:

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