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Sigma 17-50mm is good or not?

 
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Feb 21, 2012 07:28 |  #1
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Feb 21, 2012 07:43 |  #2

The sigma is pretty much as good as the canon 17-55, so yes.


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Feb 21, 2012 10:39 |  #3

The Sigma 17-50 is a top-shelf lens.


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Feb 21, 2012 10:47 |  #4

I bought both the 17-50 and the 17-55 to test (going to send one back). I am having trouble distinguishing between the two sets of photos as I'm going through them. So yes, Sigma 17-50 is good.


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Feb 21, 2012 11:11 |  #5

Tried both extensively, bought the Sigma. Every bit as good as the Canon (17-55mm) IMHO and a whole lot cheaper.


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Feb 21, 2012 11:26 |  #6

Sigma is the perfect equivalent to the canon version 17-55 and build quality is leaps and bounds over the 18-55.


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Feb 21, 2012 12:04 |  #7

As the others said...Excellent lens and a BIG upgrade from the kit!


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Feb 21, 2012 12:46 |  #8

+1, sigma 17-50. It is a nice lens to have. I was too struggling with the canon and sigma.


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Feb 21, 2012 13:17 |  #9

Yes, buy it you will love it.


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Feb 21, 2012 14:59 |  #10

From what I've seen, Sigma is comparable to Canon: slightly better in some areas (like, no zoom creep, and not a dust collector like Canon), slightly worse in other areas (like AF speed), and pretty much on par in terms of optical quality.

Right now (until the end of March) Sigma has a rebate for the lens, so it only costs 594$ at major retailers (Amazon, B&H, Adorama). Go for it!


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Feb 21, 2012 15:10 |  #11

pulsar123 wrote in post #13937872 (external link)
From what I've seen, Sigma is comparable to Canon: slightly better in some areas (like, no zoom creep, and not a dust collector like Canon), slightly worse in other areas (like AF speed), and pretty much on par in terms of optical quality.

Right now (until the end of March) Sigma has a rebate for the lens, so it only costs 594$ at major retailers (Amazon, B&H, Adorama). Go for it!

I didn't find a very discernible difference between the AF of the two lenses. I did find the Sigma to have better center sharpness and the Canon to have better edge sharpness (that's wide-open to maybe two stops down).


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Feb 21, 2012 15:12 |  #12

snyder17315 wrote in post #13937951 (external link)
I didn't find a very discernible difference between the AF of the two lenses.

From infinity to minimum (and back) the Canon is a bit faster. The advantage of ring-USM vs. micro-HSM. Also, the Canon has full-time manual focus whilst the Sigma does not.


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Feb 21, 2012 19:53 as a reply to  @ Tony-S's post |  #13

How is the servo focusing with the Sigma 17-50? With my 30/1.4, even though the one shot focusing is dead on, it seems to update itself in servo mode less frequently than my USM lenses and as a result, I miss more shots with it.


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Feb 21, 2012 21:02 |  #14

Many many threads already covered this lens performance. It's very good.


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Feb 21, 2012 21:52 |  #15

FEChariot wrote in post #13939693 (external link)
How is the servo focusing with the Sigma 17-50? With my 30/1.4, even though the one shot focusing is dead on, it seems to update itself in servo mode less frequently than my USM lenses and as a result, I miss more shots with it.

I have only tried chasing my kids around in servo once a few days ago with the 17-50 and it didn't do horribly. But it didn't blow me away either.


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