Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS or Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF

Started Dec 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gabbro
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Re: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS or Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF
In reply to aspalmat, Jan 3, 2013

aspalmat wrote:

I've decided, I'm going to take the plunge and buy the Sigma. I have a $500 dollar gift card to my local camera shop, so it's not going to cost me that much.

I have no doubt that the Nikon is a great lens. I have checked it out at the camera shop, and it is built like a tank. But, at roughly $1,400 for the Nikon and $620 for the Sigma, I simply can't believe the Nikon is that much better.

We will see how it turns out, I will pick it up in the next day or two. I have a party this Saturday, so we will see how the pictures turn out.

There are plenty of good used Nikon 17-55 mm on Ebay you can get for $800-900. I never used the Sigma, but I doubt anything in that range can beat the Nikon 17-55 F2.8. It is the best Nikon DX lens ever made.

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