Sigma 17-50 2.8

Started Aug 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP schipp Forum Member • Posts: 83
Re: Sigma 17-50 2.8

Derek49 wrote:

I'm looking for a faster lens for my Canon 60D (currently have the 17-85mm USM). I find I have to play around with ISO settings to get the shutter speeds I need.

I'm thinking of buying this lens (also looking at the new 17-70mm Sigma but I think I need the constant f2.8 aperture....!)

What's your opinion of the lens at other focal lengths ?



Like I said I was suprised , the 50 mm is the best part of the lens even at 2.8 The 35 mm is a bit less you have to stop to F 5.6 The wider ends are excellent again even compared with my 20 mm prime the Sigma is better in sharpness and contrast.Decided to sell the 20 mm and the 50 mm primes to save for a Sigma 50-150 which seems also ok.

Will use my 35 mm prime only for indoor and for the rest the Sigma.

I tried al the available Nikon zooms (with a price tag below € 1000) and sold them all after a while, this one I will keep for sure

 schipp's gear list:schipp's gear list
Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon 85mm F1.8G +3 more
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