My new Sigma 17-70 'C'

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My new Sigma 17-70 'C'
Apr 8, 2014

Just got this today and it looks great. But. I found it was very "tight" fitting and the zoom ring is quite stiff. The fit is so tight, it almost feels like I'm forcing it on.

I have a couple questions for owners of this model of the 17-70. Unlike any other stabilized lens I've used, I can't tell if the OS is operating. No sound, no jump in the viewfinder - nothing. I will try to check through using slow shutter speed shots tomorrow, but is that the norm? No feedback?

Also, in my very informal tests today, focus seemed less than consistent. Again, I'll do some controlled tests tomorrow, but this is not confidence inspiring.

In my ten years of dslr use, I've never had a 'bad copy'. I'd like to believe it is me, but I don't have a good feeling. I'd really like to hear from other owners. I read every review, twice. Read every post, what few there were. So I feel like I did my research. I knew this was a compromise lens but every lens is on some level.
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