DA16-45 VS Sigma 17-70 test {seek conclusion}

Started Sep 5, 2006 | Discussions thread
Joe Franek Senior Member • Posts: 1,317
a very good thread

Thanks ssyli for starting it.

I somehow missed the introduction of the Sigma 17-70 - I wish I had it with me earlier this year on my overseas trip. 17-70 is a much more usefull range than 16-45, and swapping lenses all the time is a pain.

To my eyes the Sigma beats Pentax in sharpness most of the way. The color rendition is not a big issue as I adjust colors individually anyway. The sigma is a bit heavier, I believe, but not much.

The Sigma proves to me that a good quality zoom of this range is possible. There were many of us on this forum some time ago 'begging' Pentax to produce something like this. I still hope that they will before my next trip.

I would like to see comparison of the tele end of the Sigma with DA 50-200. Has anyone seen any??

Joe

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