Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO HSM A-mount lens review by Gert van den Bosch

reviewer#10529 date: Sep-21-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Tamron 18-200 F3.5-6.3
price paid:435 €
positive:Very good for walk around with a nice zoomrange
negative:Goes from F2.8 to F4 when zooming in
comment:Good sharp lens which replaces kitlens very well. With 17mm it is possible to take good wide angle shots at APS-C

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 17
  • sharpness: 4.53
  • color: 4.47
  • build: 4.76
  • distortion: 4.06
  • flare control: 4.47
  • overall: 4.46 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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