Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM

Last updated (04 August’10):
– Review by Popphoto

The Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM features 17-35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8-4. The lens construction has 16 elements in 13 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 103.7 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 27cm/1ft 1in and has a filter size of 77mm. The Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM lens weighs 0.56kg and it measures 83.5mm in diameter and 88.7mm long.

Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM and writes;
“With crop factors on digital SLR’s averaging at 1.6x, this lens come out at a 27-56mm equivalent and makes a useful wide to standard walk-around zoom that retains the ability to do some good quality landscape work.”
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Popphoto reviews the Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM and writes;
“SQF performance showed excellent sharpness at all tested apertures and focal lengths. According to DxO Analyzer tests, the lens has slight barrel distortion at 17mm (0.83%) and 24mm (0.62%); and minimal barrel distortion (0.45%) at 35mm; an above-average, even excellent performance..”
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Photodo reviews the Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM and writes;
“As this is a wide-angle zoom, it is good to see that the optimum performance is attained at the 17mm short end whereas most zooms are optimised for the middle of their range. Colours are well reproduced and chromatic aberrations well controlled once the lens is closed down a stop. I found no evidence of ghosting or flare.”
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User Opinions

Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM User Reviews

One of the best Sigma lenses | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Quite a sharp lens, did some very good shots until I replaced it with Canon 16-35 f/2.8. Overall I was very happy with it, the tiny little problem it is a very fragile lens (like most of Sigma lenses), and it needs a very special treatment, also the size of the filter is very big..” – by Aiman Ali Nassar

It’s Amazing!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I have a Canon 5D and this lens works perfect with it. It’s quickly, not so heavy and you can do the best indoor and landscape pictures of your life. It’s also good for creative pictures. I’m really happy!!” – by Eugenio

Great lens5 | Rating: ★★★★★
“I should have had a lens like this a long time ago. It’s amazing what you can capture with a wide-angle lens and the effect it portrays. “ – by J. Patrick Greer

Sigma 17-35 | Rating: ★★★★★
“Outstanding lens, Sharp all the through. I was concrened about mid level reviews but chose to get this lens anyway. buy it at this price it’s a no brainer.” – by J. Hansen

Great third party glass, as good as the canon L version | Rating: ★★★★★
“The sigma is much lighter and a little shorter. The construction is very nice with a beautiful black surface finish. It looks and feels like it will be very rugged.. Now here comes the big surprise, when I got home and looked at the pictures side by side the Sigma was sharper across the board than the 17-40mm and on par with the 16-35mm. The color depth was a tiny bit better from the 17-40mm versus the other two..” – by Jesse L. Garrett

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Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG IF HSM Specifications

Sigma’s 17-35mm f2.8-4 EX combines a fast f2.8-4 maximum aperture with ultra wide angle zoom lens of 17-35mm. It incorporates aspherical lens elements in the front, as well as rear lens groups, to correct spherical aberration. It also incorporates internal focusing to prevent deterioration of the optical quality at close distances and to eliminate rotation of the front barrel during focusing. A “perfect hood” is provided. The AF drive for Sigma SA and Canon AF SLR cameras is equipped with a silent, responsive and fast Micro Hyper Sonic Motor (H.S.M.). The lens materials used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

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