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Is this sharp enough? Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.5

 
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Jan 16, 2013 20:02 |  #16

STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER... Don't order THAT lens. The next version, with OS, is considerably better. I owned the earlier version, wasn't happy. Bought the later version (on Sigma.com, as a refurb), and liked it enough to sell off my Canon 24-105L. Every bit as good optically, even if a stop slower.

The newer 17-70 does a NICE all-around, including it's "macro" feature. It fits in beautifully with my 10-20 and 70-200L as a traveling kit.

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Jan 16, 2013 22:01 |  #17

Many people, including professional reviewers, have said the opposite. The original version is reportedly sharper, especially at wide apertures.

As far as Macro, the old one focused closer, too. (Could focus on something resting on the front element!)


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Jan 16, 2013 22:34 |  #18

I can only speak from personal experience. The earlier version was "ok", but V2 blew the first version out of the water on my 50D and on my 7D.

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Jan 17, 2013 08:11 |  #19

Don Madson wrote in post #15498349 (external link)
STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER... Don't order THAT lens. The next version, with OS, is considerably better. I owned the earlier version, wasn't happy. Bought the later version (on Sigma.com, as a refurb), and liked it enough to sell off my Canon 24-105L. Every bit as good optically, even if a stop slower.

The newer 17-70 does a NICE all-around, including it's "macro" feature. It fits in beautifully with my 10-20 and 70-200L as a traveling kit.

Regards!
Don

Thanks Don for your input!
I am really thinking of the OS version.
Still browsing around though..
But don't see anything else better then this,
I dislike when that happens. When you already know what you want but
you need more time to make a decision or is it the feeling of wanting to seek for
what you may risk/miss on if you don't continue to search.




  
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