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Sigma C 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model C 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 17 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8 - 4
Angle of view 79.7 - 22.9 o
Closest focusing distance 0.22 m
Maximum magnification 1:2.9
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type HSM
Lens Construction 16 elements / 14 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Pentax K
Canon EF-S
Dimensions 82 x 79 mm
Weight 470 g
Additional information 2 FLD elements, 1 SLD element and 3 aspherical lenses. Announced: September 2012
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Owners reviews (4)
  1. Rene Grothmann
    Rene Grothmann 26 September 2020, 17:38
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    IP 79.201.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 500€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavier and bulkier than the kit lens. No tripod recognition, you have to turn off OS.

    Pros: Exceptionally sharp even wide open, besides at 17mm in the corners at 2.8. Nice Bokeh.

    Summary: Strongly recommended. It is my only reason not to switch to Fuji.

  2. zsa63
    zsa63 2 February 2018, 20:28
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    IP 188.6.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 400€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Compared to any othe \"kit\" lens (Nikon) it was so much better than anything else.

    Pros: Sometime (mostly in cold wether) the aperture not work

    Summary: See \"cons\". So it\'s unique for the price

  3. rub0612
    rub0612 2 May 2016, 11:37
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    IP 212.73.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 500€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: A bit soft on the edge at wide angle. So It is needed to close the diaph at at least 5.6 or raise the focal a little bit.

    Pros: Useful range. Lightweight. Aberrations are not bothersome. Very sharp on the centre. Ideal for travelling.

    Summary: Very good value / price ratio if you want to avoid weak zooms sold with high value bodies.

  4. rrwilliams64
    rrwilliams64 10 October 2013, 00:25
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    IP 24.29.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 400 USD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: very weak in the corners at wide end even stopped down

    Pros: color rendition, sharp images at center of frame, accurate AF

    Summary: Improvement over the prior Sigma 17-70 offering but still lacking

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