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Mar 14, 2013 23:22 |  #1

Well, I bought the Sigma 17-70 f2.8 - 4 Contemporary. First a little background. I wanted a new "all around lens" for my 60d. I was all set to pull the trigger on the Canon 24-105L or the 15-85. I wasn't a big fan of spending $700 or so on the 15-85, or more on the 24-105. But- if more money meant more quality, then so be it. But what was I getting for $200+ more? I struggled with reading reviews, looking at sample pics, and taking in all I could about all theses lenses. Information constipation. I also considered the 17-55 f2.8. Will I ever buy a full frame camera? Maybe. I just bought the 60d. It is a great camera. I came from old school film to digital many years ago and have shot several Canon cameras. This one is fantastic... more on that in another post.

When I upgraded, I decided to stay with a crop camera. So, back to the lens. I have a sigma 50mm macro. Fantastic lens. This lens is no slouch. It is well made (better than most Canon lenses I have handled- I do own a "L" lens, so I am familiar. It has a nice zoom feel- more like the film lenses back in the day than some of the loose toy like zoom rings that are put on lenses now. The focus ring is good, but I would prefer a bit more dampening. The lens is sharp. I really like the color and contrast this puts out. Focus is silent, and snappy. OS works fine. I would recommend this lens. I will try to take some better examples, I just snapped these kinda quickly after work tonight. Somehow the jpeg compression / resizing has lost some the sharpness of the originals. Bear with me......

So now I have some cash left for another..... maybe the 30 f 1.4 when it is released.

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Here is a close up shot- my "other hobby" is painting Military Miniatures

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Mar 14, 2013 23:43 |  #2

WOW very nice




  
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Mar 15, 2013 00:23 |  #3

This lens is on my camera more than any other. I have had some great results with it. Unfortunately, the zoom has loosened up so bad after a year and a half, the lens "creep" is now lens "run"! I can hold the lens straight down and it will zoom out all the way from 17 to 70 in about a 1.5 seconds (and vice versa). I am sure I can send it to Sigma, and they will no doubt fix it.


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Mar 15, 2013 00:38 as a reply to  @ 5280Pics's post |  #4

This is the new 17-70. The one released at the beginning of the month. It was redesigned. Hopefully the build quality is better. It seems so.




  
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Mar 15, 2013 01:44 |  #5

5280Pics wrote in post #15716905 (external link)
This lens is on my camera more than any other. I have had some great results with it. Unfortunately, the zoom has loosened up so bad after a year and a half, the lens "creep" is now lens "run"! I can hold the lens straight down and it will zoom out all the way from 17 to 70 in about a 1.5 seconds (and vice versa). I am sure I can send it to Sigma, and they will no doubt fix it.

The contemporary hasn't been out for a year and a half.

The pics from it look pretty darn nice I must say.


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Mar 15, 2013 12:15 |  #6

sixtygp wrote in post #15716939 (external link)
This is the new 17-70. The one released at the beginning of the month. It was redesigned. Hopefully the build quality is better. It seems so.

FEChariot wrote in post #15717048 (external link)
The contemporary hasn't been out for a year and a half.

The pics from it look pretty darn nice I must say.


Ahh, sorry I read right over that! Yes indeed, I hope the build quality is a bit better in this model.


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Mar 15, 2013 13:17 as a reply to  @ 5280Pics's post |  #7

Here are a couple more shots:
one is the crop of the original. f5.6, 23mm 400 sec 200 ISO F2.8 thru 8 gives similar results... At f2.8 DOF comes into play a bit.


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Mar 28, 2013 11:37 |  #8

sixtygp wrote in post #15718492 (external link)
Here are a couple more shots:
one is the crop of the original. f5.6, 23mm 400 sec 200 ISO F2.8 thru 8 gives similar results... At f2.8 DOF comes into play a bit.


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EXCELLENT IMAGES>>>>>>>>> i want to shout that This lens is AWESOME ...... would like to see more pictures and how was it in low light ? :D




  
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Apr 14, 2013 10:57 |  #9

webvamsi555 wrote in post #15765349 (external link)
...... would like to see more pictures....

Check out the lens sample photo archive for this lens. Not a ton of pictures there yet though.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1277165




  
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