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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro

 
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Jun 30, 2006 11:20 |  #1

Well, now the Sigma seems to be very popular. In fact I thought about getting this lens myself and dumping the Tamron 28-75 and kit lens. If it were a constant 2.8 I would have no reservations but I am still contemplating whether or not I need the extra stop and a third. I did however just coax a co-worker into getting it with his new XT so maybe I can borrow his sometime and check it out.

So now it is time to post away. These threads seem to be pretty popular and people consistently post new pics all the time so don't be shy and post away.


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Jun 30, 2006 15:21 |  #2

You have probably come across one of my comments in other posts about this lens and I will say it again... "I got one recently and I love it..." ;)

It replaces my Sigma 18-125mm (as you can see from my signature). Tho the 18-125 is a good lens and I will miss the extra reach, the 17-70 is much sharper throughout the range and the f2.8-4.5 is much better. Of course it would be great if it was f2.8 only but I don't think there is another lens with this range that is faster...? (I'm sure I'll be corrected...)

Tho its not a true 1:1 macro (its 1:2.3) its still lots of fun and has a ridiculously close focus. There is one photo where I could almost focus on water drops ON THE UV FILTER!!!

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Jun 30, 2006 15:25 as a reply to  @ evandavies's post |  #3

Thanks for breaking the ice on this one. My co-worker got his today and we were testing its macro capabilities. We could almost touch the object we were trying to focus on, which happened to be the box from a spare battery.


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Jun 30, 2006 15:36 as a reply to  @ In2Photos's post |  #4

Yeah, this can be a problem for lighting as you can get so close and the front end is so wide.


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Jun 30, 2006 15:42 as a reply to  @ In2Photos's post |  #5

All right, here a bunch. I have not been selective, so please be gentle. Should give an indication of what the lense can do.

I have shot a lot of sports today, will post more next week.

From Yesterdays HeliRide (Biking) in Norway

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Alva
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My son
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Chute
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Concentration
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My dad
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Jul 03, 2006 08:00 as a reply to  @ trailstar's post |  #6

Those pics are great. Thank you for contributing.

Come on folks. This lens has been a topic of heavy discussion and many of you have picked one up. show me those shots.


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Jul 03, 2006 09:25 as a reply to  @ In2Photos's post |  #7

I get mine today from UPS (Yeaaa) I hopefully can post some in a few days. Albiet not as good as some of the others but I am just learning. This actually might be a good opportunity for some corrective
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Jul 03, 2006 09:35 as a reply to  @ demarco36's post |  #8

These were posted in the sports section, but I´ll put them here as well

All images are taken with a 30D + Sigma 17-70. All at ISO100, Av-Mode, Average Metering Mode(1), Manual Focus (prefocused), and shutterspeeds above 1/1000, Full Exif should be in the photos.

Shot in RAW, processed in Bibble, then CS2 for tweaking + sharpening.

Anyway, here they are.

BMX, Turndown

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BMX, Nosedive 360
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Mountainbike, Superman Seatgrab
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Mountainbike, Superman Seatgrab
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Mountainbike, Tailwhip
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Jul 03, 2006 10:04 |  #9

What a great lens this 17-70 appears to be!

Great images Trailstar, the BMX stuff blew me away.



  
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Jul 04, 2006 13:34 |  #10

i am also considering this lens. any more pics from anyone lucky to have one? anyone not happy with it for any reason?


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Jul 05, 2006 12:39 |  #11

https://photography-on-the.net …?t=162904&highl​ight=17-70
I actually returned mine for the 24-70, but sometimes I regret it. The focal length on the 17-70, and the IQ makes for one of the best bang for the buck walkarounds! I'll get another, I just have to decide if I want the 30mm,10-20, or 17-70 first.


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Jul 05, 2006 14:47 as a reply to  @ Mr. Clean's post |  #12

Mr. Clean wrote:
https://photography-on-the.net …?t=162904&highl​ight=17-70
I actually returned mine for the 24-70, but sometimes I regret it. The focal length on the 17-70, and the IQ makes for one of the best bang for the buck walkarounds! I'll get another, I just have to decide if I want the 30mm,10-20, or 17-70 first.

Thanks Mr Clean for 'linking' me up. It was a useful thread. I still have not made my mind up as yet, and am not in a hurry. Bookmarked : ) Thanks.


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Jul 05, 2006 14:52 |  #13
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Here's one from last night:

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I am really diggin' this lens...

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Jul 05, 2006 15:06 as a reply to  @ Steve Parr's post |  #14
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"Hi, my name is Lloyd, and I have no brain":

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No idea what would possess someone to want to do that.

Unless it's to impress the chicks.

Nice shots, man. I love the perspective you got...

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Jul 05, 2006 16:00 as a reply to  @ Steve Parr's post |  #15

Steve Parr wrote:
No idea what would possess someone to want to do that.

Unless it's to impress the chicks.

Nice shots, man. I love the perspective you got...

Ha ha,

Funny story. That kid was one of the few who actually crashed hard enough to be treated by the onsite medical staff.

Here she is:

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PS. Still taken with a 17-70 ;)

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