New Sigma 17-70 2.8 lens

Started Oct 21, 2012 | Questions thread
Take5
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Re: New Sigma 17-70 2.8 lens
In reply to ric63, Mar 16, 2013

ric63 wrote:

Hi,

Can anyone please tell me the difference between this new Sigma 17-70 2.8 lens released at Photokina in September, and the current Sigma 17-70 2.8?

The whole name and designation are the same.

So I am a bit confusesd.

Thanks in advance.

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Ric.

Just from the name and designation you will not be able to tell the difference. However the older lens has a golden band at the coupling end which is absent in the new model. The latter also is supposed to have a "C" at the end of the model notation - tough to find at first glance. Until the lens is tested by an independent lab its difficult to say if there is significant improvement in its performance - however the news is that Sigma have addressed some of the shortcomings (such as softening at the plus 50mm end) present in the old model - if they have then they have a winner !

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