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

reviewer#27578 date: May-18-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 17-50 f2.8
Sony ZA 16-80 f3.5-4.5
price paid:140 gbp (USED)
Good colour and contrast
Inexpensive for the specification
negative:Touch on the heavy side.
Large lens
comment:Only soft edges and corners at f2.8-4 detract from the overall excellent sharpness.

Colour muted but very realistic compared to Sony/Minolta lenses

For the price a 'no-brainer'

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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