Sigma 17-50mm OS DC HSM experiencs

Started Feb 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: I ordered the Sigma 17 - 50mm OS
In reply to SithTracy, Feb 5, 2012

@SithTracy -- I've seen reviews and comparisons of the Sigma and Canon go both ways, but the Canon tends to get slightly better marks overall. But in the value-per-dollar comparisons, most reviewers appear to like the Sigma, since it's close to half as much as the Canon.

Still, after reading about copy variation in both cameras and lenses, I'm less inclined to trust reviews of a single lens on a single body, per's discussion: : "A funny thing happened when I opened Lensrentals and started getting 6 or 10 copies of each lens: I found out they weren’t all the same. Not quite. And each of those copies behaved a bit different on different cameras."

In the next year I'd like to get a fast 24 – 35mm prime, at which point I'll be good for lenses. I don't shoot sports or wildlife or enough distant architecture to make a telephoto lens interesting or useful to me.

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