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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras - USA Warranty

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About Sigma 17-70mm

Sigma Corporation adds unique, anti-shake technology to award-winning 17-70mm lens

Sigma announced the new Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM. This large aperture standard zoom lens offers an aperture of F2.8 at the 17mm focal length and is ideal for many situations such as portraits, sports, macro and general photography

The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible.

The maximum aperture of F2.8 makes this lens ideal for hand held photography as well as producing an attractive background blur and high speed auto focus.

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 22cm (8.7..) throughout the entire zoom range and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7, making it ideal for close-up photography. It is possible to focus as close as approximately 4.7cm from the tip of the lens to the subject making this lens particularly useful for close-up photography.

Three aspherical lenses and one ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass element provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images.

The incorporation of HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet and high speed AF. This lens has a rounded 7 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image. The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the supplied petal-type lens hood and circular polarizing filters.

The Sigma 17-70mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Sigma 17-70mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sigma 17-70mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sigma 17-70mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Sigma 17-70mm Specifications

Construction
17 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of view
72.4°-20.2°
F stop range
Minimum Aperture :F22
Closest Focusing Distance
22cm (8.7")
Maximum Magnification
1:2.7
Filter Size
72mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
Length 88.9mm (3.5") x Diameter 79mm (3.1")
Weight
535gr / 18.9oz
Mfr #
668101
SKU
SG1770SEOS

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4.6

(based on 70 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic Lens

All I can say about this lens is WOW. I mean really WOW! On a crop camera this 17-70 gives the same field of view as a 28-112mm lens does on a full frame - remarkably close to the 24-105 so popular on the full frame cameras. I bought this lens and during the return period, also borrowed a friend's Canon 15-85 f3.5-5.6. My goal was to compare the two and decide which one to buy. They were both very similar with the Canon winning on the overall feel. It was slightly faster with the AF, The Can

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All I can say about this lens is WOW. I mean really WOW! On a crop camera this 17-70 gives the same field of view as a 28-112mm lens does on a full frame - remarkably close to the 24-105 so popular on the full frame cameras. I bought this lens and during the return period, also borrowed a friend's Canon 15-85 f3.5-5.6. My goal was to compare the two and decide which one to buy. They were both very similar with the Canon winning on the overall feel. It was slightly faster with the AF, The Canon lens has full time manual focus which is not on this lens. I shot some test images and compared the two and the Canon just barely edged it out in sharpness. But that's where Canon's superiority ended. When put into real everyday use, this lens gives much more room for creativity. While not a true "macro", I was about to focus down to about 2-3 inches from the lens from 17mm all the way to 70mm. When combined with the f2.8 I'm able to get some shots that simply aren't possible with the Canon. When you can shoot at 17mm and get 3 inches from a small flower and have the rest of the horizon spread across the background it has an impact that you can't justify giving up for a slightly better sharpness. Especially when the lens is sharp enough for large portraits. By the end of the first day I had decided on the Sigma. Not only did it open up more creative possibilities, but it also happened to be $300 less expensive. For that, I can handle not having full time manual focus. Who does that anyways?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed review

With this lens the first time I used it was at wide open using av between the f2.8 to f4 in the forest at about a 60th using auto focus and everything once seen on my Mac was out of focus and most images were unusable. When I used it during a wedding not trusting the auto focus and having to use manual the shots were very good, comparable to my Canon L series for quality. Today after shooting a model with manual focus in lower light again some of the shots were out of focus and I've never had...

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With this lens the first time I used it was at wide open using av between the f2.8 to f4 in the forest at about a 60th using auto focus and everything once seen on my Mac was out of focus and most images were unusable. When I used it during a wedding not trusting the auto focus and having to use manual the shots were very good, comparable to my Canon L series for quality. Today after shooting a model with manual focus in lower light again some of the shots were out of focus and I've never had that problem with other lenses. Therefore I can't recommend this lense. And I will probably try to return it.

Reviewed by 70 customers

 
5.0

Perfect Walk-Around Lens

By

I have been looking at this lens for a while and when I got an unexpected check in the mail from my previous employer for vacation time, I had to pull the trigger and get it. Not disappointed - I love it. Sharp, great color. Love the macro. Great lens for my Canon 60D.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens from Sigma

By

Bought mainly for the macro capability. Performs flawless for macro. Still can shoot landscape and other thanks to the zoom. Not too heavy, smooth operation.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Little Lens

By

I shoot a lot at the Zoo and sporting events and this lens gives me a decent zoom on a crop sensor Canon 70D. Haven't really found a downside yet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this lens!

By

Fantastic Lens!The image quality is superb and the focal range is perfect for cropped sensors, going from wide-angle group and landscape shots to portraits. It focuses well and quick, however it is very noisy for continuous video autofocus and I wouldn't recommend this lens if used mostly for video- Canon STM lenses are much better for quiet video autofocus (however the current STM zoom lenses don't have good image quality, especially in low light, so it's a trade-off). However, if you do manual focusing when shooting video, then this lens perfect. Another plus is the lens's weight and size- it's light and small for a lens with this zoom range and image quality capabilities.

 
5.0

Great focal length and close-focus

By

People have various opinions about "walk-around" lenses. This one is it :-) Just wide enough, just long enough, and focuses closely for most casual random outings (walk-around). Good speed and image quality with silent focusing at a reasonable price. What's not to like?

 
5.0

Intermediate range lens

By

It has been used mostly for videos. The HSM motor for video is excellent. There is no noise when lens autofocuses. I have several Sigma HSM lenses and all work as well or better than advertised. I've used them on commercial video shoots and they have been excellent.

 
5.0

This is the lens I was looking for

By

I was looking for the fast lens to use in my travels. I believe I found it. With maximum aperture of 2.8, high speed AF, image stabilization, it's excellent for landscape and architecture shots, it serves as a macro lens too. And it's well built. I'm highly satisfied with this purchase.

 
2.0

Can't Recomend This Lens

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Buying brands like Sigma, Tokina, and Tamron can result in a ~70/30 bet that you will get a good copy of the lens. The Sigma 17-70 (for Nikon) I bought had some major focus issues. It would constantly hunt for focus and about 8 of 10 photos were nasty blurry. The issue would increase towards the 40mm and higher. I called Sigma and the guy basically sounded like this happens all the time and suggested I send it back and try another one. I sent it back to Adorama and Adorama was great and very prompt to refund. A+++++ to Adorama. Adorama is the best!

 
5.0

great so far

By

These are my first impressions. Great lens for the price, seems solid and well built. fast quiet autofocus and plenty sharp. I Bought this lens to replace a Pentex 17-70 which died on me and this lens beats that lens in all categories

 
5.0

This lens is sharp

By

I use this lens as my everyday lens now. Yes, I have others. The sharpness of the photos from this lens is on par with some L lens. One little problem with this lens is at 17mm and 2.8 the corners are a little soft. Go one step down and it is perfect. I would and have told others about this lens.

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Josue M  This lens works for a Canon EOS-1D Mark II?
LUKE A  Hey Josue, the Sigma 17-70 is a "DC" lens, which means it is specifically designed for APS-C sensor bodies only and will produce hard vignetting on full frame bodies such as the Canon 1D.
Josue M  Thank you very much for your information, but not understanding whether it works for this type of camera.
Josue M  This lens works for a Canon EOS-1D Mark II?
LUKE A  Hey Josue, the Sigma 17-70 is a "DC" lens, which means it is specifically designed for APS-C sensor bodies only and will produce hard vignetting on full frame bodies such as the Canon 1D.
Josue M  Thank you very much for your information, but not understanding whether it works for this type of camera.
gremillion p  i have canon 60d, this lens works for my camera?
JOHN W  Yes
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