For limited time only, save 30% on the Sigma 17-50mm dropping from $669.00 to $469.00 when you buy this item at Adorama.com and Shipping is free! The Sigma 17-50mm also comes in Sigma 17mm-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens f/Canon- USA -BUNDLE-.
The Sigma 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 be possible.
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 at the 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
Simply the best.
I used it about a month ago at a wedding. 90% of the photos I shot was used with this lens....
Most Liked Negative Review
not worth the money
It's a great lens outside but indoors in was very slow and hunted allot focusing. i sent it back and ordered the sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC Macro AF Zoom. I've read hundreds of reviews all over the web and the canon 17-55 2.8 is the best but if your on a low budget like me and can't afford a $1000 lens then the sigma 18-50 2.8 is the way to go. It's much faster and works better in low light than the tamron 17-50 2.8 and I've read close to a thousand reviews about the two lenses. Then I fin...View full Review
It's a great lens outside but indoors in was very slow and hunted allot focusing. i sent it back and ordered the sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC Macro AF Zoom. I've read hundreds of reviews all over the web and the canon 17-55 2.8 is the best but if your on a low budget like me and can't afford a $1000 lens then the sigma 18-50 2.8 is the way to go. It's much faster and works better in low light than the tamron 17-50 2.8 and I've read close to a thousand reviews about the two lenses. Then I finally stopped reading and asked the pro's at Adorama and they agreed the sigma 18-50 2.8 is the way to go. If your not buying from Adorama your not only waisting your time but also your money.
Reviewed by 93 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.
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