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Sigma's new 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM large-aperture standard zoom lens covers a focal length from 17mm wide angle and offers a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range, making it ideal for many types of photography especially portraiture and landscapes.
The OS, Sigma's anti shake feature offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise bepossible. The OS feature allows Sony and Pentax users the option of viewing a stabilized image in the viewfinder, a feature offered only by Sigma.
HSM provides fast and quiet AF. Sigma's own FLD glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite along with two glass mold and one hybrid aspherical lens, provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens boasts superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp, high contrast images even atthe maximum apertures. With a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches throughout the entire zoom range and a magnification ratio of 1:5.
When you need to stand ready for any photo opportunity you need a fast aperture so you can shoot in low existing light or at maximum range with a flash. This Sigma lens is perfect. With its compact size and light weight, it's a necessary addition to your camera bag
Please Note Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.
The Sigma 17-50mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Sigma 17-50mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sigma 17-50mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sigma 17-50mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
A must for video!
A great lens for stills, but a must for shooting video. The two main reasons are OS and a fixed 2.8 aperture. - OS - I purchased mainly to utilize the OS (Optical Stabilization) option while shooting video. I have the Canon 50mm 1.4f which is a great lens for low light, but with no OS it can get pretty shaky when hand held. In the small amount of test footage I can already tell a major improvement over non OS or VS - Fixed 2.8f - The fixed aperture eliminates exposure shifts during zoom. Al...View full Review
A great lens for stills, but a must for shooting video. The two main reasons are OS and a fixed 2.8 aperture. - OS - I purchased mainly to utilize the OS (Optical Stabilization) option while shooting video. I have the Canon 50mm 1.4f which is a great lens for low light, but with no OS it can get pretty shaky when hand held. In the small amount of test footage I can already tell a major improvement over non OS or VS - Fixed 2.8f - The fixed aperture eliminates exposure shifts during zoom. Although it is not often that I zoom while shooting (due to the level of difficulty to maintain focus), the exposure shifts were very distracting with my previous lens. This lens competes with Canon's high end glass. Very solid construction and HSM is SUPER quiet! Well worth the investment. You will not be disappointed.
Most Liked Negative Review
Occasionally great, occasionaly poor
This is *almost* an excellent lens, but due to the focus design, falls far short. When the AF hits, this is an amazing lens. The colors and IQ are simply awesome, but only when the inconsistent AF actually hits properly. Best uses are to stop it down a bit and do portraits and still life ... and take 3 or more of each shot. It really does make fine portraits, when you can shoot several shots of the same pose. The center sharpness is crazy good wide open with soft edges, but stopped down, the ...View full Review
This is *almost* an excellent lens, but due to the focus design, falls far short. When the AF hits, this is an amazing lens. The colors and IQ are simply awesome, but only when the inconsistent AF actually hits properly. Best uses are to stop it down a bit and do portraits and still life ... and take 3 or more of each shot. It really does make fine portraits, when you can shoot several shots of the same pose. The center sharpness is crazy good wide open with soft edges, but stopped down, the IQ is very good edge to edge. I'm used to 95%+ hit rate, but am only getting 60-70% AF hit rate with this lens, especially wide open where the DOF is so shallow. When trying to figure out what the deal was, I did tripod-mounted consistency tests and found inconsistent AF over a dozen shots of exactly the same image. I could not use microadjustment to fix it because it wasn't off a consistent amount. This AF inconsistency shows up in real use. If you cannot afford the canon 17-55 version, this is a fine lens, but you should go in with the knowledge that it does not have full-time manual focus (so you can't tweak the focus), the focus ring only turns about 30 degrees peg-to-peg so it's d*mn near impossible to focus manually anyway, and the auto-focus will miss a fair number of shots. Take a few extra shots and stop it down a little, and it's a very nice lens. Amazing, even. But I cannot trust this lens for important indoor event coverage which is pretty much what the speed is supposed to be good for. Below about f/5.6, the AF fails too often. I'm sorry I can't bear better news, but if this was useful knowledge then CLICK BELOW that it was useful. This review contradicts what a lot of others are saying and it'll upset them, but good AF is one of the most important aspects of any lens used for events, and that makes it rate below average for me. I would post pics, except for that bit about "irrevocably transferring all rights" of my pics to the review site. My review of the review site's EULA rates a 1/5 stars.
Reviewed by 94 customers
Very poor low light & distinct orange tint to photos taken in doors!
The out door pics were ok but the indoor low light pics were horrible at best every face had orange tint in them & poor low light in back/sides of the subject almost blacked out. I would never recommend this lens to anyone !
Dissatisfied with this lens!!
Not good in low light!!
Good at out door shooting not so good indoors!!
My main use is for family photos and events. This zoom range works well for tight shots. The F2.8 enables more indoor shots with existing light. Along with the ability to zoom in or out makes it much easier than using a fixed 30mm or 50mm prime lens. I only wish it was faster as f2.8 indoors does not blur the backgrounds as much as I would like. I also intend to do low light videos. Looking at other reviews one would think that this Sigma lens is much lighter than the Nikon 17-55mm f2.8. I was surprised by how heavy this Sigma F2.8 Zoom lens is. Much beafier than the kit Nikon lenses and feels like it will hold up well for my use. Lens feels solid and I'm not concerned nor sorry I didn't get the Nikon instead. Also the reviews show significant distortion at f2.8 and 17mm however I am satisfied with the portrait shots I've taken with a Nikon D7100. Definately recommend this lens.
general photography, landscapes, night photography.
Ok, I'm just going to get to the nitty-gritty. Soft at the edges at f2.8 It gets better at f4 Great at f5.6 The center is always super Sharp. I am amazed that this $xxx.xx lens is so sharp. I have a wedding to shoot with my D7000 and this is the perfect lens at the perfect price. Very compact, Image stabilization works great. If your on a budget you will not be disappointed. I have had to use my cameras ability to adjust the focus on some of my Nikon lenses. This one is spot on, no adjustment needed. GREAT LENS, GREAT PRICE
Hey, I have to admit I did not fully believe the ratings this lens got when I was researching it. But it has surprised from the moment I took it out of the box! Sharp IQ, fast focus,well built, and good bokeh! The only reason not to give it a 5 star was I don't feel the image stabilization is as spot on my my Tamron or Nikon lenses, but not bad. I can still use slower shutter speeds, but maybe one click faster than the other brands mentioned above. I use it a lot on a tripod, so I don't worry with the IS much. Headed to Nashville to get some skyline photos next week. I will try to come back and post those! If you need a good wide angle lens and money is tight- this is your lens
Used the lens in the ghost town of Bodie, Calif. The day was off and on cloudy and the camera and lens worked great. Was able to get shots into old building window that I hadn't been able to do before. All the shots came out crystal clear. Great little lens.