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Is the Sigma 17 70 a good lens?

Is the Sigma 17 70 a good lens?

The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS Lens features a great general purpose focal length range, short minimum focus distance, HSM autofocus and OS (optical stabilization) in a well-built and very affordable lens. Its image quality is not all I hoped for.

What is a 17-70mm lens good for?

The Sigma 17-70mm F2. 8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens is a large-aperture lens with a maximum f/stop of f/2.8 in wide angle setting. The large zoom range of this 4x zoom lens is equivalent to the angle of view of a 27-112mm lens in the 35mm format. It is ideal as an everyday large-aperture lens.

What are the features of the Sigma 17-70mm f2.8.4?

In terms of features, the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C offers all the basics that you need from a standard zoom lens. This very usefully includes built-in Vibration Reduction, activated by the OS switch on the lens barrel, which offers around 3 stops of compensation. Front of the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C lens

When did the Sigma 17-70mm macro lens come out?

It was announced at Photokina 2012, as the first lens in Sigma’s new ‘Contemporary’ category of compact general-purpose zooms for everyday photography. It’s a successor to a near identically-named lens from December 2009, the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM, but is smaller and lighter, uses revised optics, and has a new cosmetic design.

Is the Sigma 17-70mm compatible with USB?

An inset silver-coloured ‘C’ on the lens barrel denotes that this lens is part of Sigma’s ‘Contemporary’ range. The 17-70mm is compatible with Sigma’s unique USB dock, which allows you to plug the lens into your computer and apply detailed adjustments to its autofocus calibration.

Which is the best Sigma lens to buy?

The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens is a solid replacement for the 18-55mm that shipped with your camera, but another Sigma zoom is our Editors’ Choice. Like What You’re Reading? Sign up for Lab Report to get the latest reviews and top product advice delivered right to your inbox.