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Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon Mount Digital SLR Cameras
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F|
|Image Stabilization||4 stops claimed|
|Item Dimensions||3.11 x 3.11 x 3.5 inches|
|Item Display Weight||535 grams|
|Item Weight||1.15 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.22 m|
|Material Type||Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8 - F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||17 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||17|
|Number of Groups||13|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||69.3 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.63 pounds|
|Style Name||For Nikon Mount DSLR Cameras|
Style: For Nikon Mount DSLR Cameras
Top Customer Reviews
I am comparing it to my $200 35mm prime, a 10-20mm sigma HSM, and the 18-55 kit vr lens. The first thing I noticed after a day of shooting in overcast skies is how bad the purple fringing/chromatic aberration is. While I did expect some as per the reviews, particularly at wide open at 17mm, this was quite significant. Even after lightroom adjustments it was still noticeable. Then there is the sharpness. The center is good, but the corner sharpness is not. I'm not talking about just the distant corners, but about 40% of the actual image. Basically anything not on center. The sigma 10-20mm is far better. The 35mm nikon f1.8 trumps both. I could not find it acceptable to have this degradation of quality on a $1200 camera.
The fit and finish are a bit of a let down as well. The Sigma 10-20 EX HSM that I use feels much better. So does the Sigma EX 150mm APO f 2.8 macro (EXCELLENT). This non-ex 17-70 feels flimsier and more plastic. The fact that the focus ring does not override would not be such a big deal, except that it is so big that there's not much else solid to grab onto on this lens. For this price range I would think it ought to be more inline with the EX line of lenses.
I suppose if you must have the big aperture at 17mm its a good buy, but if it was my only lens I would spend more or buy used (which I did). I really tried to like it because it seemed just so perfect with the zoom range, OS, semi-macro capability...Read more ›
The os works good but it doesn't always release right away. If I shut off the camera it releases right away but if left on it takes approx.30 seconds to turn off.
This lens is quite sharp when stopped down to F5.6 and destroys the Nikon 18-70 lens across the entire focal range. It has a fair amount of distortion at wide angle but not as much as the 18-70.
One thing that I'm going to have to get used to is the focus ring rotates when zooming in or out and I tend to have my hand touching the focus ring accidentally. Hopefully I can adjust to this.
I think for this price range lens it is built very solidly.
Unless the durability is less than I expect I will be quite happy with my purchase. I would have given this lens a 4.5 stars if it had been offered but I think there are other lenses that are faster and better so I couldn't give it a 5 star rating.
Since this lens was bought as a replacement for my Nikon 18-70 I am happy with the results. It has less distortion,a little more wide angle, a stabilized lens, and better picture quality. Life is good!!!
April 1, 2010
After spending a lot more time with this lens I have upgraded my rating from a 4 to a 5 star. This lens is able to take some incredible images. I am really impressed with the sharp images from this lens. It appears to me to be a real gem!!
Photography is my hobby, not my profession, but I carry my camera to work and shoot nearly every day. I cannot afford high-end camera equipment, so I make do with what I can afford. Even so, I have had rewarding successes and lots of fun with my hobby. My photos have been published in magazines, textbooks, brochures, large-format calendars, and web sites. They have been framed and hung on walls in office suites, sports arenas, and homes.
I have used Sigma lens for the past ten years, and currently own four Sigma lens for my Canon XSi. Sigma lens are cheap, they are most often lightweight as compared to Canon lens, and they work acceptably well. I am familiar with the "you get what you pay for" concept, and I understand that sometimes there are issues with Sigma lens. I can see why professionals need sturdy equipment, but overall Sigma has provided me with a successful and cost-effective way to observe, record, and enjoy my surroundings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
lens is sharp has a sturdy weight to it easy to use. Barrel twist is easy. The color is a bit dust looking and when I turn off the camera I hear a slight click or thud as is the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by q99
I use this for almost 99 percent of my shots. It's my best travel lens, model shoots, and outdoor shots, that is almost a fixed item on my camera. I use it, indoor and out. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Robert Garcia
Great product. This is my second lens, now my both kids are using this lens with D 5100 and D 5300 cameras. Very well rounded lens for every day use.Published 13 months ago by A. Shah
I love this lens and I find it hard to put any other on my D70, I take it on trips even though it is heavy but I love the pictures I have been getting with this lens. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ger
Ameteur-Semi-pro work, this baby is the the ticket. Kinda like your one stop shop. If you're looking to get your foot in the door and produce amazing shots, this is the lens for... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Anthony Tran