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

reviewer#12140 date: Feb-18-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:Sony 18-55 SAM
Sony 35mm 1.8
Sony 50mm 1.4
price paid:$450 USD
positive:Sharp from 24-70
Decent sharpness between 17-24
Great colors
Good build
Controls flare well
negative:CA at the wide end
Distortion at the wide end
comment:This lens is a big step up from the 18-55 kit lens, I don't think there is a category where it isn't better.

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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