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Sigma 17-50 OS vs Nikon 17-55 on high resolution body (D7K)

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Sigma 17-50 OS vs Nikon 17-55 on high resolution body (D7K)
Feb 17, 2011

I am trying to decide between Sigma 17-50 OS and Nikon 17-55. I saw a lot of threads discussing those two (and Tamron 17-55 of course), but I was not able to find comparison between them on high resolution body (D7K).

I currently have D90 and 16-85 and overall I am satisfied with this lens for general photography, and in particular for family/vacation travel.

I do miss an ability to be more creative with thinner DOF a fast zoom can give me. I'd also like to get a better contrast and micro contrast in low light when using flash is not an option.

I also have 35/1.8 and Sigma 50-150/2.8 and really like it in spite of all its shortcomings. I do not plan to upgrade to FF in the near future but I might pick up D7K or D300 successor towards the end of 2011.

D7K owners pls share your impressions and real field experience comparing Sigma and Nikon. Resolution, contrast, AF accuracy?



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