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Sigma 17-35 mm f/2.8-4 EX DG HSM Aspherical

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 17-35 mm f/2.8-4 EX DG HSM Aspherical
Lens style Wide angle zoom
Focal length 17 - 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8 - 4
Angle of view 103.7 - 63.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.27 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.5
Minimum aperture 45
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type AF HSM
Lens Construction 16 elements / 13 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Sigma
Pentax K
Dimensions 83.5 x 86.2 mm
Weight 560 g
Additional information No HSM in version for KM/Sony and Pentax/Samsung
Average rating (7 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (7)
  1. Nico Hoeve
    Nico Hoeve 26 November 2022, 12:55
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    IP 62.163.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: € 25
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Soft focus (edges) most specific with open aperture. Part of this because it the AF seems to be off a bit. Because of this I later bought another wide angle lens.

    Pros: Feel solid, must have some glass in it. Nice range of focal lenght if you shoot outdoors (land- or cityskape).

    Summary: I read a few commands and the opinions about this lens seems to vary widely. Appartently if the AF is not off people tend to be rather postive in their commends. So, if you have trouble with de AF then focussing manualy might be usefull.

  2. piter
    piter 5 April 2013, 11:34
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    IP 94.254.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 120€
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Very soft on the edges. AF not very acurate, awfull flare and contrast drop, manual focus ring loose, extreme vinieting on 17mm 2.8

    Pros: Cheap, covers ff

    Summary: Only if you really can't afford sth better. It's been nothing but disapointment on my nikon D800.

  3. moe myn mike
    moe myn mike 8 March 2013, 20:24
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    IP 68.198.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $199 used
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: plastic construction

    Pros: sharp optics, low flare. good match for 6 mega pixel cameras. i didnt notice any purple fringes in corners even at 4x mag. minimal WA distortion except expected perspective.

    Summary: sigma lenses are a great value used.

  4. AndyL
    AndyL 4 April 2012, 15:36
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    IP 77.99.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: £80
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Edge sharpness Occasional fidgety autofocus

    Pros: Very good centre sharpness. Price (second-hand) Full frame coverage.

    Summary: Purchased mine pre-used on Ebay, as I'd just bought a Canon 5D and needed a lens to produce a similar angle of view to that of my Sigma 10-20 on my 40D. Compared to the 10-20, which is acceptably sharp across the cropped sensor, the 17-35 seems to have a problem with DOF on the left side of the frame, (more so than on the right) I have read somewhere that there could be a tolerence issue with the lens mount, where the lens could be slightly off 90 degrees and causing the problem of focus fall-off. The solution is to be aware of the issue and compose shots with that in mind.

  5. archibal
    archibal 20 October 2010, 00:06
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    IP 95.69.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 180£
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Exterior texture, 77mm filter, front or back focus sometimes, soft borders (manly in full frame).

    Pros: Accessible "PRO" wide angle, sharp when in focus, good look (with distance window), comes with case and lens hood.

    Summary: Itīs a good lens for landscapes or street or even at home or studio with good flash light. It produces good images but not always.Sometimes it is difficult to have a sharp shot with flash at f/2,8 or f/4. In full frame I think it is very soft.

  6. Shiomega
    Shiomega 18 January 2010, 14:30
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    IP 194.100.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 120 euros
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Light falloff, not really f/2.8 @ 17mm, not that sharp wide open, bulky, HSM focus system is vulnerable and not that accurate, mine kept making weird sound for about 3 months, then it stopped, a friend of mine had the same "feature" but in the end the focusing stopped working!

    Pros: Well build & damped, very cheap secondhand, not bad distortions, covers FF, skip on DX, gets sharper from f/4 ->

    Summary: A cheap alternative for real FF wideangle monsters like 14-24 or 17-35, falls a bit short but for the money it does everything it promises.

  7. stn
    stn 3 November 2009, 07:12
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    IP 212.106.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: preowned f
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: 17-35 can be too short Needs 77mm filters

    Pros: Sharp Quiet and accurate focusing (Nikon) Excellent build quality Price FULL FRAME !!!

    Summary: Great lens, on DX you get 26-50 with good sharpness across the range. Works also with full frame cameras.

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