Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 05 Apr 2011 (Tuesday) 15:04
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

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

 
moda
Member
208 posts
Joined Aug 2011
Location: Australia
     
Aug 30, 2011 10:00 |  #91

Sirrith wrote in post #13024119 (external link)
Actually, the sigma 10-20 cap is one of the worst lens caps I've ever used, even worse than the bloody canon ones :)


Maybe he's collecting lenses in that range, he already has the 18-55 and the 17-50, and nothing else :p

I dunno, the canon ones are pretty bad.

Heh yea, maybe..... odd fellow :p

FWIW I'm just about to send an email to the disty for a pricematch on the Sigma.... should be able to grab it tomorrow, going to do some on the field tests outside their office to make sure its sharp and focuses well, and then will come back and do some comparison shots at home between it and the Tamron. Weeee :)


Photo: 5DMk3 | 17-40mm F4 L | 24-105mm F4 L | Σ 50mm f1.4 | 70-200mm F4 L | 600EX-RT/YN-565EX |
PC: i7 920@3.85Ghz | Asus P6T-D | 12GB Corsair XMS3 | Sapphire Vapor-X HD5770 | Corsair H70+2xGTs | OCZ V3 120GB SSD | 8TB HDDs | Creative X-Fi Ti HD | Fractal Define XL | Corsair HX620 | Dell U2311H |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Silverfox1
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
3,195 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 55
Joined Aug 2009
Location: South Texas
     
Aug 30, 2011 10:49 as a reply to  @ moda's post |  #92

I bought several of these El Cheapo`s below from this reputable vendor and they are surprisingly not that bad:

http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​3a642c5ad7 (external link)

Regards, Ron ;)


Silverfox1 POTN Feedback / TC Extender Tests / Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
pulsar123
Goldmember
2,153 posts
Gallery: 70 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 515
Joined Apr 2010
Location: Canada
     
Aug 30, 2011 12:48 |  #93

moda wrote in post #13021258 (external link)
Yea true. I might do a bit of a comparison if I do decide to grab the Sigma, which I am actually pretty keen to do now :)

Whys that? I'd have to say my Tamron is a fairly good copy, seems pretty sharp (when it gets focus right, which is about half the time). I just kinda feel like i've lost a bit of trust in the Tamron, the focus just isn't right. If only they had a version with USD.

For me, Tamron's AF speed is good enough (I don't do much action shots). Given it's much cheaper than Sigma, I'd stick with the Tamron... if not for bad AF of my copy (needed +10 MA at one end, and -10 at the other end of FL). By the way, my first Sigma copy was almost as bad, the second one was spot on. So it's not about Tamron vs Sigma; with fast zooms, you really have to do a thorough testing, and always buy from a place with good return policy (or in person, if it's second hand).


6D, Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC, 135L, 70-200 f4L, Laowa 15mm 1:1 macro, 50mm f1.8 STM, Samyang 8mm fisheye, home studio

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
moda
Member
208 posts
Joined Aug 2011
Location: Australia
     
Sep 27, 2011 23:28 as a reply to  @ pulsar123's post |  #94

Might add my update here from my own thread, so that its all in one place:

Got the Sigma 17-50mm. Awesome lens. As far as I can tell, just as sharp as the tamron, if not more so. IQ is brilliant, and bokeh is very agreeable (both on par, sigma probably edges out, I like the colour representation off the sigma a bit more, its a little warmer and nicer). The focus is spot on, and so quiet and quick! What a change over the tamron! OS is awesome and dead silent, can barely tell its working, but when you look through the viewfinder its suddenly still, so fun. IMO, well worth the money, and a great upgrade.

So yea, basically, well worth the upgrade. Much, much, much, much better AF (its quick and quiet), IQ is excellent, very sharp, good colours and contrast, and having OS is great too. Best $300 i've spent so far imo. Even managed to convince my friend who is a canon snob to get one, and he loves it too!


Photo: 5DMk3 | 17-40mm F4 L | 24-105mm F4 L | Σ 50mm f1.4 | 70-200mm F4 L | 600EX-RT/YN-565EX |
PC: i7 920@3.85Ghz | Asus P6T-D | 12GB Corsair XMS3 | Sapphire Vapor-X HD5770 | Corsair H70+2xGTs | OCZ V3 120GB SSD | 8TB HDDs | Creative X-Fi Ti HD | Fractal Define XL | Corsair HX620 | Dell U2311H |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ESMcBlurM3
Senior Member
507 posts
Gallery: 11 photos
Likes: 176
Joined Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
     
Jul 31, 2012 09:17 |  #95

moda wrote in post #13174378 (external link)
Might add my update here from my own thread, so that its all in one place:

So yea, basically, well worth the upgrade. Much, much, much, much better AF (its quick and quiet), IQ is excellent, very sharp, good colours and contrast, and having OS is great too. Best $300 i've spent so far imo. Even managed to convince my friend who is a canon snob to get one, and he loves it too!

I'm assuming you mean $300 more than the Tamron. If not, let me know where you can get the Sigma for 300!


Canon M5 & 50D
Sigma 10-20, Sigma 17-50, Sigma 30, Canon 100L Macro
My Flickr! (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Lien
Senior Member
280 posts
Joined Feb 2012
Location: NJ
     
Jul 31, 2012 13:47 |  #96

I sold my Canon 15-85 for this Sigma 17-50 lens and haven't looked back. My only complaint would be the rotating front ring while focusing. But for the price compared to the Canon 17-55, I cant complain. The Canon with hood+case is nearly double the cost of the Sigma and it certainly can not be twice as good. Now if the Canon was a hundred or 2 more, it would be worth it.

The fixed 2.8 with OS is incredibly useful, especially coming from a variable 3.5-5.6 aperture lens.


Canon 6D | Fuji X100 | Fuji XE-2 | Canon 24-105L | Canon 50 1.4 | Canon 85 1.8 | Canon EF 70-300 IS USM | 430EX | 270EX

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
fatdeeman
Senior Member
327 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2004
Location: Wales, formerly southampton UK
     
Aug 04, 2012 14:39 |  #97

I just pulled the trigger on one of these after trying god knows how many copies of the Canon with no luck, all of them decentred or with focus issues! I also just went through 3 copies of the 15-85mm, two were decentred (soft on opposite edges) and one was just soft even when manually focused in liveview.

I already have a copy of the sigma 18-50mm ex which has fantastic sharpness and not the slightest bit of decentering it would be the perfect lens but it front focuses and my 60d doesn't have micro adjust!!!!

I'm hoping this lens will answer my prayers but if not I may well send it back and just get a 50d or wait for the 70d? so I can micro adjust the 18-50 I'm just so sick and tired of trying to get a decent workaround lens!


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/fatdeeman/ (external link)
http://www.lensporn.ne​t (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

34,683 views & 0 likes for this thread
Sigma 17-50 F2.8 OS HSM / Quick Test Run
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is paneerIegend
1273 guests, 210 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.