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

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
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 (6 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (6)
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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