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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras image
 
(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
Located in: Sigma, 35mm SLR Lenses
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
83% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(4), Durable(4), Fast / accurate auto-focus(5), Strong construction(6)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery(5), Low light(5), Macro photography(3), Night photography(3), Weddings(5)
Describe Yourself:
Photo enthusiast(3)
Was this a gift?:
No(3)
 
Astounding AF and IQ for APS-C
By nightshooterVerified Reviewer from Southwest USA on 6/2/2011
Pros:
Accurate AF, Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Walk-around, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras:

This is the lens I chose as the replacement for the 18-55mm kit on my new Nikon D5100. What a huge improvement over using primes and changing out lenses all the time (on replaced D90), just to get the low-light shots I like. I don't mind at all that this lens is heftier than the kit/prime lenses. If you want an outstanding DX walk-around lens, I highly recommend the Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 . Best value out there. (Better IQ/value than Sigma or Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, too).

 
Sigma 17-70
By Alpine from Santa Fe, NM on 1/24/2011
Pros:
Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Tough To Attach
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras:

Would not always auto focus out of the box. Probably just a Sigma problem. Returned it to Adorama and purchased the Tamron 17-50. [...]

 
Great lens
By Art57Verified Reviewer from Philadelphia, PA on 9/19/2010
Pros:
Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras:

I've only had this lens a few days but I am happy so far with the purchase. The construction feels very solid and the photos I have taken so far are great. I compared same photos shot with a nikon 50 1.8 and there is no difference. A definite step up from a kit lens. Purchasing through Adorama was great. [...]

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Lens
By enchanted photoVerified Purchaser from Taos, NM on 7/28/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras:

In one review I read this lens was designated as an "entry-level lens"...I beg to differ. So far its performance is superb and its construction quality is great. Some may complain about its weight, but, apparently, I do not fit in with the current main-stream opinions that lighter is better. I avoid feather-weight equipment which moves when I blink my eyes. In an early test of the lens at an event, I focused on a person from about 20' away, full shot. When I inspected this frame at full expansion on the computer, I was amazed at the detail this lens had captured!

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Better than Nikon 16-85mm
By JeffPVerified Reviewer from Miami, Fl on 5/3/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras:

I had the Nikkor 16-85mm and had problems with the zoom ring sticking. I decided to try the Sigma. This is a fantastic versatile lens. It is sharp, has a very close minimum focus distance and is very well built. The Sigma is more useable in lowlight than the Nikor. The OS works just as well if not better than the Nikkor. This lens also produces pleasing bokeh and the HSM is fast and accurate. It is a nice match for the D90 and balances well. If you are contemplating a lens in this catagory I would recommend this Sigma 17-70mm OS. You will not find a better lens for the money.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best lens for the price
By DylanVerified Purchaser from Miami on 4/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras:

I was looking for a standard-rane zoom, and the 2.8's were completely out of my price range. I compared this lens to the nikion 16-85VR, 18-200VR, 18-105, etc. The quality of the output from this lens beat them all.

My copy of this lens had no centering defects, and shows improved corner sharpness and less CA than the older non OS version. OS works as advertised, about 3 - 4 stops improvement. There's no lens creep (even without the zoom lock) or barrel wobble. And although it's not a true macro lens, it takes superb close-up shots.

Unless you can afford the nikon 24-70 2.8 or the canon 24-105 f4, get this lens for about 1/3 the cost.

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