Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Last updated (23 April’13):
- Review by SLRGear

The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM features 17-70mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8-4. The lens construction has 17 Elements in 13 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 72.4 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 22 cm/8.7 in and has a filter size of 72mm. The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens weighs 535g/18.9oz and it measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches long.

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Overall Rating: ★★★★½

There is a newer model of this item:
Sigma 884101 17-70 2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon & Nikon


Expert Reviews

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Reviews

SLRGear reviews the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM and writes;
“Given the price point and intended market, the Sigma 17-70mm ƒ/2.8-4 OS performed quite well. Good performance for sharpness, excellent resistance to chromatic aberration, low corner shading – the lens has test results which commend it.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photozone reviews the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM and writes;
“The build quality of the lens is pretty impressive for a lens in this class and a nice contrast compared to the average plastic bomber here.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Popphoto reviews the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM and writes;
“Our optical-bench tests in the Pop Photo Lab found sharpness and contrast in the Excellent range at all tested focal lengths. Pentax’s comparable 17–70mm f/4 DA AL SDM (not designated a macro) yielded similar results, but with slightly better numbers at 35mm.”
rating: N/A

Photoreview reviews the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM and writes;
“Vignetting was quite pronounced at 17mm as well, although barely visible at longer focal lengths. Barrel distortion was noticeable in shots taken with the 17mm focal length but became relatively insignificant at 24mm. Contre-jour subjects were handled very well, with very little loss of contrast due to veiling flare.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Specifications

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


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