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

reviewer#7393 date: May-3-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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 18-250mm
Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5
KM 17-35mm f/2.8-4
price paid:360 EUR (new)
Close Focus
negative:Not constant f/2.8
comment:Had the option the buy this or the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. Went for the Sigma and don't regret it even a bit. It's very sharp and does focus very quick and silent (HSM). The tradeoff between the extra 20mm on the long end and the constant aperture is OK for my usage. It does not have the Minolta "colours" though...

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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