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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AF Lens Kit,for Nikon AF & Digital Cameras, with Tiffen 72mm UV Wide Angle Filter, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit, Lens Cap for Wide Angle Filters

SKU: SG1770SNKAFA MFR: 668306 K
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About the 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.

Sigma 17-70mm Includes

  • Lens Hood, Front & Rear Lens Caps, 1-Year International Warranty plus 2 Year Sigma U.S.A. Extended Warranty (Total Warranty is 3 Years from Date of Purchase)
    Tiffen 72mm UV Wide Angle Filter
  • Professional Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Lens Cap for Wide Angle Filters

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (58) , Consistent output (47) , Strong construction (41) , Durable (37) , Easily interchangeable (34) , Nice bokeh (26) , Lightweight (25) , Rugged (18) , Good in low light (3)
Cons:
Heavy (13) , Lens creep (5) , Tough to attach (4) , Blurry focus (3) , Poor in low light (3) , Slow focus (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (64) , Low light (49) , Macro photography (42) , Weddings (38) , Night photography (30) , Wildlife photos (21) , Sports/action (19) , Video (9)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (42) , Semi-pro photographer (21) , Casual photographer (8) , Pro photographer (6) , Photography student (1)

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
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