Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM A-mount lens review by flyryd

reviewer#10973 date: Mar-12-2013
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:sigma 50 1.4 ex hsm
price paid:630 usd new
positive:very sharp lens through out its zoom range, and sharp at f2.8.
f2.8 constant aperature.
77mm filter thread

negative:zoom ring is little tight (also the case with my friends canon version).
comment:i use this on my nex-7 with la-ea2. so because it has OS, it gets my vote.
the lens is very sharp, especially for a zoom lens, its IQ is close to prime lens.
zoom ring is the only problem, being too stiff.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 4.58
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.17
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.35 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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