Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro


Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro


Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2008.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is designed and meant for Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 17-70 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 26-105 mm on your Nikon camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8-4,5.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 17 mm the lens brightness is f/2,8 and at 70 mm the brightness is f/4,5. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 72 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH780-04 581".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC Macro (2006)
Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro (2008) << The lens you are currently viewing
Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS Macro (2009)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
Light weight (490 gr)
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/4,5
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2008
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8-4,5
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/2,8 at 17 mm
f/4,5 at 70 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 17-70 mm
This is a "DClens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 26-105 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 15 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:20 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 72 mm
Lens Hood:
LH780-04 581(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):79 x 82 mm
Vikt:490 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)580 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Sigma’s 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM is the practical zoom! A large-aperture, standard zoom lens for digital cameras with an open-aperture value of F2.8 (at 17mm) and covers the most frequently used focal lengths. With an aperture fast enough to be used in many light situations, it’s close focusing for use with very small object and its outstanding optical performance make this is an ideal all-around lens for landscapes, portraits, still life studies, group shots and just about any everyday photo situation. With a faster aperture than the typical camera “kit lens” it is an excellent choice for the photographer who has higher expectations for their photo equipment.

Designed exclusively for use with smaller chip APS-c cameras

Close focusing down to only 8” away for a 1:2.3 magnification which is approximately ½ life size

HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus

SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass provide optimum color correction & sharpness

Two aspherical lens elements provide critical sharpness & low distortion

A Super Multi-Coating is used to reduce the occurrence of flare & ghosting and delivers high performance across the entire focusing range

A lens hood and front & rear lens caps are included with the lens."
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro
Different versions of this lens
2006 Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC Macro
2008 Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro
2009 Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS Macro

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