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Upgarding from Canon 17-85 to Sigma 17-70 OS ?

 
mlech
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Feb 06, 2011 22:49 |  #1

The 17-85mm f4-5.6 has served me well, but I am just looking for something new now, and faster in low light conditions.

looking to upgrade to the Sigma 17-70 DC Macro OS HSM mainly because of the bigger apperature. the 15mm of lost lost zoom is fine with me as I never really used the full zoom on the 17-85.

is this lens sharp at f2.8? my canon was very sharp at 17mm and f4, I just want good quality. I mainly shoot automotive and landscape time to time.


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Feb 07, 2011 02:56 |  #2

anyone can chip in if this will be a good upgrade?


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Feb 07, 2011 03:14 |  #3

Definately, some people will say it's soft wide open but i can't honestly see it. Fully usable and nice wide open at any focal length. Maybe i just got a good copy, but i doubt it.

I've loved this lens since the day i got it! Has allowed me to take pictures where the 18-55IS kitlens wouldn't even focus as it's been to dark, with the sigma it has been no problem.

Also the macro function is alot of fun to use! 1:2.7 macro though, but it's enough to get nice macros imho!


EDIT: I May also add that i was also looking at the 15-85 and 17-85 lenses among the canon 17-55, tamron and sigma 17-50 f/2.8... And i couldn't justify getting the canon 17-55 because of the price which is 3 times more than the sigma.. the 17-50 just seemed to short for my likings also lacked macro function..


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Feb 07, 2011 05:34 as a reply to  @ M.Quick's post |  #4

I looked at the 15-85 to start with and then found the 17-85 which was cheaper. After a little more research I came across the the SIgma 17-70 and having put the 17-85 and 17-70 on my body I chose the 17-70 straight away!

I love this lens and cannot fault it. At the price you can pick them up for, it is definitely worth it as well!

Will


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Feb 07, 2011 23:49 |  #5

awesome, thanks for the tips.
should make a decent combo on the new 600D :- D


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