Canon 18-55mm IS STM vs Sigma 17-70mm DC HSM OS Macro|C

Started Dec 12, 2016 | Questions thread
photonius Veteran Member • Posts: 6,895
Re: Canon 18-55mm IS STM vs Sigma 17-70mm DC HSM OS Macro|C

Leo_B wrote:

I'm also interested in the extra range of the 17-70 lens. Anyone have additional experience to share on these two since this was last discussed?

I had an older Sigma 17-70 without IS. For my shooting style, the extra reach from 55 to 70mm was not that helpful. Because most of the time, it turned out that I wanted an even longer focal range, and so needed to put on the 55-250. At the wide angle range, neither 17 nor 18 is wide enough for me, so I got an UWA. And the faster f stop of the Sigma is in my case mostly negated by the IS/OS, and I prefer the lower weight of the 18-55, so that is in my bag, together with 55-250, and UWA. So, it depends also on your shooting style.

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