Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro vs Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM - which is the better lens?

Started Jun 26, 2016 | Discussions thread
BirgerH
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Re: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro vs Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM - which is the better lens?

Kristada673 wrote:

I am considering getting one of these second hand for my Nikon D5200. I have searched for comparisons between the 2 of these, but haven't found any. So, can anyone who has used both point out the differences, the pros and cons of each? I've found the 18-50 selling for about $130 and the 17-50 for $190 in a second hand forum.

P.S. One thing about the 18-50's macro capabilities is that it shoots macro only in 1:3, I am aware of that. So, notwithstanding the magnification ratio in macro, how does it compare against the 17-50 otherwise - image quality, functionality, etc?

P.P.S. I couldn't find a tag for the 18-50 f/2.8 macro here.

Hi.

Here's a compare:

http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/18-50mm-f-2.8-EX-DC-Nikon-on-Nikon-D5300-versus-18-50mm-F2.8-4.5-DC-OS-HSM-Nikon-on-Nikon-D5300-versus-17-50mm-f-2.8-EX-DC-OS-HSM-Nikon-on-Nikon-D5300__183_919_302_919_377_919

But be aware, that the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro is made in two examples, the one compared here with HSM and a former with "Screwdriver" AF.

The one with "Screwdriver" AF will not auto focus with the D5200. I have one of these for my D90 - and is extremely happy with it - use it too with my D7000 for indoor photography.

BirgerH.

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