Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM to go on a d90 or d5100? Any better suggestions

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Dave Deacon
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Re: Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM to go on a d90 or d5100? Any better suggesti
In reply to DMeikle, Aug 15, 2012

Tried the Nikon 16-85mm VR but found it very soft. Tried a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and again a softy. Just got and tried a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 and I'm staying with it. I hate buying a lens - it's such a pia and that seems so at any price. There is so much variation between them it's scandalous that they talk of QC. I think they make a small % well and the rest badly - just enough to get some people saying their lenses are fine. I doubt there's any real difference between the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 and this 17-70mm except the £160 at Amazon.

I have a Pentax 16-45mm f4 ED which is a little better by virtue of being more even from centre to corners. I rate the Pentax highly, so this Sigma is not doing too bad.

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