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Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 contemporary - Any further word?

Started Mar 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 contemporary - Any further word?
In reply to kithg, Mar 23, 2013

The lens is really just getting to the stores so I have seen few samples myself.  You could check out the new flickr group devoted to the lens:


Not too much there.  Patience is the order of the day. There are reviews up on DXOMark and Lenstip with DXOMark being the more positive.

Being a satisfied 17-70 os owner, I have had no problem with color casts.  While corners may not be as sharp as pro glass, I have had no issues and I shoot a lot of landscapes.  Of course, it is no issue at all for my primary type of photography with the lens:  selective focus with blurred backgrounds.  Also, being a satisfied owner, I am very interested in the possible improvements to what I consider an already excellent lens, especially for the money.

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