17-55, Sigma 17-50 or Prime?

Started Jan 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
qianp2k Forum Pro • Posts: 10,350
Re: 17-55, Sigma 17-50 or Prime?


Sigma 17-50/2.8 OS is a great lens if you can get at $600 price, but it seems the deal just got expired in the weekend. Canon 17-55/2.8 IS is still in instant rebate until Jan 7th. Both lenses are good particular in low light for a walk-around on APS-C and their IQ/performance are very similar.

My coworker bought Sigma 17-50/2.8 OS one week's ago when it's was $599 from Adoroma, after used FatWallet and AmExpress discounts, he only paid around $580, great deal. This Sigma lens generates a bit of warmer and pleasing colors according to many owners (include myself) and still sharp even at f/2.8 wide-open at least in center.

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