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Sigma 17-50 F2.8 OS HSM / Quick Test Run

 
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Apr 06, 2011 01:34 |  #16

personally i loved the color rendition when i tried it :)




  
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Apr 06, 2011 07:34 |  #17

Please continue with your experiences with this lens. It's on my short list, with the Canon 15-85.




  
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Apr 06, 2011 08:49 |  #18

BJenk wrote in post #12168664 (external link)
Please continue with your experiences with this lens. It's on my short list, with the Canon 15-85.

After the IS failed on my 17-55 IS and i sold it, the 15-85 was a very nice lens but not having a fixed f2.8 aperture and knowing i had to rely on the external flash for most all ambient indoor captures i sold it also. Purchased the 70-200 f2.8 MKII and recently have been stocking up on vintage MF fast primes along with a MF CY 35-70/f3.4 to fill the void between the 21-70 FL range.

I still needed another lower FL range Zoom with AF to catch the grandkids in fast action so thats why i decided to give this Sigma 17-50 OS a test run and it looks like a definite keeper along with the fact it has been out for awhile now and no major flaws have been reported by the consumers & users of it around the popular forums.

It is nice when the 3rd party manufacturers releases a lens we can all be satisfied to own as a viable alternative to the more expensive Canon & Nikon units. The Tamron 17-50 non-VC was & still is one of the most popular offerings for folks around the globe and IMO this Sigma 17-50 OS HSM will be also.

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Apr 06, 2011 09:26 |  #19

The 17-55 would top my list, except for the price. I have the Sigma 30mm 1.4, but find myself missing the zoom option, and would like to go wider since it's on a 60D. I may be willing to sacrifice the 1.4 to gain 20mm in both directions at 2.8. That additional 35mm on the 15-85 is appealing as well, but I do have the 55-250 when needed.

I keep reading many positive on the Tamron 17-50 that you mentioned, but I want IS (OS or VC). I'm mostly hand holding, it's hard to use a tripod when you are chasing young kids to get a good shot.

I'll continue to stay tuned to hear your experiences, especially since you've had the other lenses I'm considering.




  
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Apr 06, 2011 13:21 |  #20

msowsun wrote in post #12167394 (external link)
Yes, opposite to the Sigma 70-200, but the Sigma 17-50 zooms the same way as the Canon 70-200 and all other Canon zooms.

I'm thinking the new Sigma 70-200mm OS zooms the same way as this lens.


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Apr 06, 2011 13:38 |  #21

CountryBoy wrote in post #12170526 (external link)
I'm thinking the new Sigma 70-200mm OS zooms the same way as this lens.

Good catch, you are right.

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Apr 06, 2011 13:44 as a reply to  @ msowsun's post |  #22

this lens is on my list to get for crop, but i am still not sure whether to get 7d or wait a while and save more money for full frame.




  
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Apr 06, 2011 15:01 |  #23

KenjiS wrote in post #12167888 (external link)
Ever wish Sigma would pick a direction and stick to it?

Yes, especially when you use both a lot. I can understand if they are different from other manufacturers but their own line should all zoom the same. At least in my opinion...


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Apr 06, 2011 15:04 |  #24

how does it compare in image quality to the tamron 17-50 nonVC?
i love my tamron, but sometimes do wish i could maintain the quality AND have stabilization. maybe id make the switch if the quality was comparable


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Apr 06, 2011 15:16 |  #25

ekinnyc wrote in post #12171129 (external link)
how does it compare in image quality to the tamron 17-50 nonVC?
i love my tamron, but sometimes do wish i could maintain the quality AND have stabilization. maybe id make the switch if the quality was comparable

Had the same question a few days ago:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1022198


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Apr 06, 2011 15:26 |  #26

funny enough, i bought my tamron from a guy named dima....
i wonder if OS is really worth a $300 difference.


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Apr 06, 2011 15:36 |  #27

ekinnyc wrote in post #12171279 (external link)
funny enough, i bought my tamron from a guy named dima....
i wonder if OS is really worth a $300 difference.

Along with a faster AF and better build , I would say yes .


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Apr 06, 2011 15:41 |  #28

ekinnyc wrote in post #12171279 (external link)
funny enough, i bought my tamron from a guy named dima....
i wonder if OS is really worth a $300 difference.

You wanna buy another one from a guy named Dima? :D

RE: 300 diff, there was a store in Brooklyn selling them for $615 on EBay and I was thinking of buying from them. They've taken down the listing now, waiting to see if they'd post it again.


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Apr 06, 2011 15:51 |  #29

CountryBoy wrote in post #12171352 (external link)
Along with a faster AF and better build , I would say yes .

+1 ^^^

I will definitely 2nd CountryBoy`s comment.

Regards, ;)


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Apr 06, 2011 16:09 |  #30

DiMAn0684 wrote in post #12171362 (external link)
You wanna buy another one from a guy named Dima? :D

lol

uhh, i regret finding this thread, because if i know myself, i will now be very very tempted to switch. the non vc tamrons are going for about 350 and i see the siggy going for around 550 on FM. 200 for the improvement seems like a deal.


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