Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | C

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha DT
dpreview conclusion

Sigma's latest 'C' badged 17-70mm F2.8-4 is an excellent upgrade option for SLR shooters who've outgrown their kit zooms, and are looking for better image quality and more creative flexibility. It offers a fine balance of zoom range and maximum aperture, while still being highly portable. Autofocus and image stabilisation both work well, but image quality at wideangle isn't the best.

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Silver Award
80%
dpreview score
Good for

Photographers looking for a high quality, general purpose zoom for everyday shooting.

Not so good for

Wideangle or close-up shots

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