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


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


Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS Macro
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2009.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-properties but is unable to reproduce things in their real size (otherwise called '1:1'). You should therefor consider taking the term 'macro' with a pinch of salt and if the macro-possibilities you are looking for you should perhaps look at other options.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is designed and meant for Canon and 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 27-112 mm if you have a Canon camera or 26-105 mm if you have a Niko camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8-4.
The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
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. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent 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".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC Macro (2006)
Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4,5 DC HSM Macro (2008)
Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS Macro (2009) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2010-2011: European Lens
TIPA TIPA Awards 2010: Best Entry Level Lens
Designed to be used on APS-C sensor DSLR cameras, this versatile zoom corresponds to a 26-105mm (equivalent). It differs from standard models by its top diaphragm aperture (f/2.8-4), the stabilization OS function and its appreciated autofocus HSM system. This modern, good zoom makes high-end optical features accessible to all.   See homepage
 
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 DC HSM OS Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS 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 (more info)
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2010-2011: European Lens
The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2010: Best Entry Level Lens
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens is called 'Macro' but can not reproduce at a scale of 1:1
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2009
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Macro
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
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
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/2,8 at 17 mm
f/4 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: 
On Canon cameras: 27-112 mm
On Nikon cameras: 26-105 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, OS
Closest Focusing Distance:22 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 72 mm
Lens Hood:
LH780-04(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):79 x 88 mm
Vikt:535 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)680 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Sigma’s 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS 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, its close focusing for use with very small object and its outstanding optical performance make this an ideal all-around lens for landscapes, portraits, still life studies, group shots and just about any everyday photo situation. The OS, Sigma’s anti shake feature, offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. The OS feature allows Sony and Pentax users the option of viewing a stabilized image in the viewfinder, a feature offered only by Sigma. HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF capability. 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

Offers Sigma’s OS System (Optical Stabilization) allowing handheld photography even in low-light situation

Close focusing down to only 8.7” away for a 1:2.7 magnification which is approximately ½ life size

Three aspherical & ELD glass 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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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sigma-17-70mm-f-2-8-4-dc-macro-os-hsm-15055
 
 
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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 DC HSM OS Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC HSM OS 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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