Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.0 DC Macro HSM C A-mount lens review by Ssoyd

reviewer#12078 date: Jan-3-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 18-200
Tamron 70-200 USD f2.8
Tamron 70-300 USD
Tamron 16-300 USD
Sony 35mm f1.8
Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro
price paid:500 USD
positive:Handy zoom range
Fairly fast aperture
negative:Goes to f4 pretty fast
Some noise with AF.

comment:Good lens with a handy 17-70 zoom range.
Significant upgrade from typical kit lens. Fairly fast f2.8-f4 compared to other zooms of a similar range.
IQ is very good.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.25
  • flare control: 4.75
  • overall: 4.60 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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