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

Started Mar 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Have you seen lenstip's review?
In reply to mabasa, Mar 26, 2013

mabasa wrote:

MAC wrote:

it is one of their new art lenses

they hit a home run with their 35 F1.4 art

this one may not measure up to their existing one -- time will tell - need to see more samples

the sigma 30 f1.4 art is next

we'll see

Actually, it is not. It's the contemporary series, so it's more like good value for a reasonable price. And it's a very difficult range to make sharp from wide to tele. I still expect this to be a little better than the predecessor like DxOMark suggests. It wasn't so bad in the review. Picture quality put aside, the review was a bit peculiar at times. The reviewer didn't understand why Sigma did this new version. Yeah, it's lighter but it is also a part of Sigma's modernization of their lenses and makes it compatible with their USB dock. And hopefully they have improved their quality control with these new lenses like they are advertising. That alone justifies a new version, I think.

so far, my 15-85 looks better

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