Sigma 17-70 OS or Canon 17-85 IS lens?

Started Oct 30, 2011 | Discussions thread
Dareshooter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,332
Re: not easy, but if this helps...

mg_k wrote:

Both of them are pretty bad imo and not worth the upgrade if you already have the kit lens (i,e, 18-55).

Have you considered Tamron 17-50 non-vc? Best bang for buck f2.8 general walkaround.

Or just continue saving and get Sigma 17-50 OS or 17-55.

That's a pretty bold statement to make.Have you owned both of the lenses that Bob is enquiring about ?

@ BobT. I once bought the 17-85 but wasn't that impressed with the image quality and it seemed to front focus.I took it back to the store and exchanged it for the original non IS 17-70 which has been my workhorse lens over the last three years.It's very sharp and rarely fails to find focus.The OS version is reputed to be just as good but I have no personal experience of it.

All lenses are prone to sample variation so good luck with whatever you choose

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