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

reviewer#27577 date: May-17-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:K/M 75-300 Big Beercan
K/M 35-70 4
K/M 35-70 3.5-4.5
K/M 50 1.4
K/M 50 1.4 N
K/M 50 1.7
K/M 85 1.4
K/M 70-210 4.5-5.6
K/M 70-210 3.5-4.5
K/M 70-210 4 Beercan
K/M 20 2.8
K/M 24 2.8
K/M 28 2.0
K/M 28 2.8
K/M 35 1.4
K/M 35 2.0
K/M 100 2.0
K/M 135 2.8
K/M 17-35 2.8-4
K/M 28-80xi
K/M 28-135 4-4.5
K/M 35-70 3.5-4.5
K/M 80-200 2.8 G
K/M 80-200 2.8
K/M 75-300 4.5-5.6 NEW
K/M 50 3.5 Macro
K/M 35-105 3.5-4.5
K/M 100-200 4.5
K/M 24-105 3.5-4.5
K/M 100-400 4.5-6.7
K/M 24-85 3.5-4.5
K/M 28-105 3.5-4.5 RS
Sigma 18 3.5
Sigma 28 1.8
Sigma 24 1.8
Sigma 500 4.5 APO
Sigma 800 5.6 APO
Sigma 75-200 2.8-3.5
Sigma 15-30 3.5-4.5
Sigma 24-70 2.8 HSM
Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 OS
Sigma 10-20 4.5-5.6
Sigma 18-50 2.8-4.5 OS
Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 OS
Sigma 55-200 4-5.6 OS
Sony 16-80 3.5-4.5 ZA
Sony 24 2 SSM ZA
Sony 50 1.4 SSM ZA
Sony ZA 85 1.4 ZA
Sony 135 1.8 ZA
Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
Sony 18-55 II
Sony 70-400 4-5.6 G
Tamron 90 2.8
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Tamron 200-400 5.6 LD NEW
Tamron 35-105 2.8
Tamron 20-35 3.5-4.5
Tamron 28-75 2.8
Tamron 20-40 2.7-3.5
Tokina 35-200 4-5.6
Deitz 28-200
price paid:279 USD
positive:Optical Image Stabilization
Sharp
F/2.8
Fairly Compact
Great Range
negative:None
comment: I like this lens , not only for its optical quality, but for it's versatility. You can use it for video on an A55 and use the optical lens stabilization and not have to worry about the heavy cropping of the newer bodies, or the overheating problem on the A33 & A55. Good color and sharpness.

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
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