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Picked up a Sigma 17-70

 
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Nov 06, 2009 13:40 |  #1

So after selling just about all my Pentax gear I am having the fun of refilling my lens bag with Canon gear :) One of the needs was just an all around lens and I decided to get the Sigma (again). I say again because I had it for my Pentax system and it really was a great lens. Since I bought it for Pentax it now comes with a much nicer lens cap and the focus motor seems quieter (I'm not sure if that is the difference between a Pentax mount vs Canon or if they just improved the lens over the last few years).

I had a couple of worries.. first of course is getting a good copy and second was how this lens would do on the high pixel density of the 7d.. so far so good on both counts... and what better way then to test a new lens out on my dog Ash (who is also currently testing out my new (to me) 135L f2 :) )


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Nov 06, 2009 13:47 |  #2

haha cute dog! looks like he/she was begging for something :D just adorable :)


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Nov 06, 2009 13:52 as a reply to  @ FuturamaJSP's post |  #3

I love my 17-70 as well... Focuses crazy close and has nice IQ as well. :)


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Nov 06, 2009 13:55 |  #4

I have that lens for my 40D as a walkaround. I rarely use it any more, as my 5DII comes out of the bag much more often than the 40D, but some of my favorite photos were taken with that 17-70 Siggy. Sure it has small issues, but they are so small that it is actually a great all around lens. Congrats on the new (again) lens and the 7D!


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Nov 06, 2009 14:14 |  #5

My 17-70 is almost always attached to my 450D. I love it.


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Nov 06, 2009 15:23 as a reply to  @ Dan_S's post |  #6

Congrats on the purchase(s). Glad you like the 17-70. Mine is nearly always on my XSi.


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Nov 06, 2009 15:51 as a reply to  @ ct1co2's post |  #7

Hi guys,

These are some photos of MY Sigma. I think they're not good enough. What is your opinion ? Am I doing somethn' wrong ?

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Nov 06, 2009 15:53 as a reply to  @ Thor_50D's post |  #8

But also images which are sharper:


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Nov 06, 2009 16:06 |  #9

My 17-70 was really sharp and I've loved it. If I didn't pick up the 24-70 I would of kept it. Congrat on a great lens.




  
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