Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO HSM A-mount lens review by derekw

reviewer#10938 date: Feb-23-2013
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Tamron 20-40 166D
price paid:150 GBP mint
Great colours
Very well built
negative:Not a constant f2.8
comment:Great lens. Sharp wide open, razor sharp stopped to f5.6-8.

Great colours, solid build.

I prefer it to the Tamron 17-50 for its longer focal length but otherwise IQ is very similar.

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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