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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors

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Product Highlights
  • For Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Size Sensors
  • 4 Stops of Anti-Shake (OS) Compensation
  • Aperture of f/2.8 throughout Zoom Range
  • Accepts 77mm Filters
  • Ultra Compact (Only 3.6", 91.8mm Long)
  • Multi-Layered Lens Coating
  • Excellent Correction for Aberrations
  • Hyper-Sonic Motor for Quiet/Fast AF
  • Close Focusing Distance of 11" (28cm)
  • Weighs Only 19.9 oz (565 g)

The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens is an incredibly versatile, lightweight, and compact lens designed specifically for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size sensors. The lens has a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range. It features a construction of 17 elements in 13 groups with glass that corrects for flare, ghosting and all types of aberrations. It produces high contrast and sharp images throughout the zoom range even at its maximum aperture.

Sigma's OS (Optical Stabilization) feature allows you to shoot at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. This means your images will look sharper, even when shooting without a tripod in low existing light or at maximum range with a flash. This lens is also equipped with Sigma's Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) which provides for fast and quiet autofocusing.

The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 is ideal for many photo opportunities particularly landscapes and portraits, but with its wide focal range and a close focusing distance down to 11" (28cm) you can capture images with unique perspectives. It will quickly become one of the most important lenses in your gear bag.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.

This lens is for use with digital cameras with APS-C size sensors only. 1
The DC designation on the barrel means that this is a special lens designed so that the image circle matches the smaller size (APS-C) of the image sensor of your digital SLR. Its specialized design gives this lens the ideal properties for digital cameras, including a compact size and lightweight construction.
The 17-50mm f/2.8 offers Sigma's OS System (Optical Stabilization) that allows shooting at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would be otherwise possible, for sharper handheld photography even in low-light situations.
Constructed with 17 elements in 13 groups, it features FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass which is the highest level low dispersion glass available with extremely high light transmission. This glass has a performance equal to fluorite glass which has a low refractive index and low dispersion compared to current optical glass. FLD glass offers superior optical performance, equal to fluorite, at an affordable price.
Its HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus.
Sigma lenses are made in Japan.
Performance
Focal Length 17 - 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of View 72.4° - 27.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 11" (27.94 cm)
Magnification 0.20x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 17/13
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 3.6" (8.38 x 9.14 cm)
Weight 1.24 lb (565 g)
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors
  • Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Sigma17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors
     
    4.4

    (based on 183 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (107)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (60)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (127)
    • Consistent output (97)
    • Strong construction (90)
    • Nice bokeh (89)
    • Durable (73)

    Cons

    • Heavy (28)
    • Blurry focus (14)
    • Slow focus (8)
    • Poor in low light (5)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (146)
    • Landscape/scenery (122)
    • Weddings (111)
    • Night photography (73)
    • Sports/action (23)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (88), Semi-pro photographer (55), Pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (167), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    One of the best upgrades from a kit lens

    I use this lens for low light photography indoors and outdoors. As well as night photography, and walk around photography. It has a great zoom range, and is very diverse. This lens...Read complete review

    I use this lens for low light photography indoors and outdoors. As well as night photography, and walk around photography. It has a great zoom range, and is very diverse. This lens and the Sigma 8-16mm make a great pair.Compared to a kit lens, this Sigma has better image quality in low light, better ISO performance, and much faster auto focus. Also. the OS (Vibration Reduction), is very effective, and makes a huge difference in slow shutter speed and low light.The BAD: no 6 year warranty like Tamron.Not so BAD: it's compact but heavy.The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 is an upgrade for those who want to unleash the greater potential of their Nikon D3200 that are limited by the kit lens.

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    Great if you get a good copy

    From reading reviews, you'll get the sense that this is a solid lens. My own impressions were that it's sharp, even wide open, and works well throughout the zoom and aperture range....Read complete review

    From reading reviews, you'll get the sense that this is a solid lens. My own impressions were that it's sharp, even wide open, and works well throughout the zoom and aperture range. It's shockingly heavy for such a short zoom but not to the point of annoyance.

    The biggest failing is that there seems to be a lot of variation between copies.Mine, though sharp, had more than ten visible liquid spots behind the front element which were obvious when set to a small aperture (I tested on f22). The look kinda like sensor dust spots but immediately disappeared when I switched lenses.

    I'm holding my breath on a replacement copy but make sure you test your copy as soon as you receive.

    Reviewed by 183 customers

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    5.0

    review of sigma 17-50 2.8

    By Dennis

    from North GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

      Nikon make great lenses but this little jewel takes the cake its heavy but not as much as some of my 2.8 Nikon Lenses. Its versatility makes it a number 1 for my travels its going into the bag as I speak.
      it works in almost every situation and makes itself most useful of my lens line up for my D7100 and D90

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      5.0

      Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 Nikon

      By Danny

      from Virginia

      Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

      Lens has a great quality feel. Produces great sharp images. I would recommend this lens to others

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      5.0

      My new go-to lens

      By Joe H

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

            My review will echo many of the positive sentiments others have posted. I use mine about 75% video/25% still photography on a Nikon D7000 body. Simply put, it's a well-made lens, tough construction for the price, excellent DOF for video (as would be expected at f2.8), and the focus ring is wide and conveniently placed for manual focus work. Autofocus could be a bit faster, but it's not a big deal for me. Highly recommended

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            5.0

            Perfect for video with his fixed Fstop

            By Simon

            from Québec, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

            good fabric.
            nice zoom feel.
            Perfect for video with his fixed aperture.
            good Image Stabilization.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Frear lens

            By Renato

            from Brazil

            Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

            Excellent. Only downside is the Lens hood.

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            5.0

            Best D7100 Standard Lens

            By Tom

            from Texas Hill Country

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Sharp
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

              I purchased this lens a few months ago, and I have to say that it is an excellent lens. It is extremely sharp from 2.8 on! It has taken some changes to how I shoot though, because of the relatively limited focal range - I was a zoomer.

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              5.0

              The Proper Glass

              By Yuneeks

              from Southern California

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

              I dreamt of this glass on my camera for a very long time. Unfortunately at first, I bought a used one from another vendor. The used glass was focus hunting and also too noisy. So I returned it. A few days after B&H reduced the price of this glass by a hefty amount; and so I bought it from B&H without question. If I'm not mistaken, the price came to be less than the used one I returned. I'm so pleased with my purchase. The kit lens that came with my camera is now on the book shelf. This lens is now the proper lens for my camera.

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              4.0

              great for Social Photography

              By Carolina

              from Argentina

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

              great for Social Photography

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome lens

              By Mark J

              from Halethorpe MD

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                Nice lens easy to use and takes great pictures. easy to read directions. First F2.8 lens that works with both on my Nikon cameras.

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                5.0

                Sharing some images

                By toxictabasco

                from spidermonkey.money@

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                  I use this for just about everything. On a DX it's like a general purpose 24-70 on a FX. Along with the Sigma 8-116mm, it's a great pair. The only thing missing here is the Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 OS HSM APO.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Cesar

                  from Panama

                  Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                  I bough this len two weeks ago, and I very happy, the quality and versatility for everyday photography it's just that I needed

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                  5.0

                  Sharp Lens

                  By JWhitman

                  from Rialto, CA.

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                  I use this lens for both landscape and portrait photography. Great lens exceeded my expectations. Was worried when I initially decided to buy this lens due to some poor reviews. All doubts are cast out of my mind now. I have found nothing wrong with this lens so far.

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                  5.0

                  This Len is perfit for my use.

                  By D j mills

                  from Glidden Wi

                  Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                  I just bought a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 zoom Len for my Nikon D-90. This Len works as advertise. I use it's for close-up works.

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                  5.0

                  Very good lense

                  By gradonov

                  from Sofia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                      Fast And acurate focus. OS very good. Fulfilled all my expectations.

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                      4.0

                      Really Good Lens

                      By @iamHoraceKnight

                      from New Castle, DE

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Nice Bokeh

                      Cons

                      • Lock Button Hard To Move

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                      I am a Nikon Enthusiast. This is my first Sigma Lens. It's really good. Works Well in Low Light. Only Problem. The Lock Button(seems to be Always Stuck). I just purchased this lens two weeks ago and was gonna send it back for that reason, but didn't want to go through the Hassle.

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                      5.0

                      Equals or exceeds my expectations.

                      By wizoz

                      from Independence, Kansas

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Fast 28 Aperture All Fl
                      • Lightweight
                      • Sharpness

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Normal lens

                        Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                        Initial shots show excellent sharpness all the way to f2.8.

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                        5.0

                        Love This lens

                        By gdionne98

                        from Everett, Wa

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                          Its one of my best all around lens. Always on my camera or in my bag. Fast, clear .

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                          3.0

                          Ok Product

                          By Dave the Photographer

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • A Bit Noise Auto Focus

                          Cons

                          • Blurry Focus
                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                          I purchased for indoor and outdoor use. F2.8 was the key, although the focal length was somewhat too short. I wish it could go up to 70 or 80mm. 50 mmm @ F2.8 was marginally better than my 18-200mm Nikor. It is also pretty heavy lens. 17mm actually makes a difference, which is wider than my 18-200mm.

                          It is a sharp lens, but the corners are not sharp especially at 17mm @ F2.8. This was one of the major reasons I returned this lens. In other words, I don't see any real advantage over 18-200mm. Yes, if you have 18-50mm lens, this lens should give you a big boost because at 50mm, the kit lens will be at f5.6, one stop difference.

                          If it were a bit longer, such as 70mm or 80mm (at this focal length, it would certainly make difference with F2.8, i.e., a nice bokeh potential), and it were sharp at 17mm @ F2.8 (I would use a lot in door), I definitely kept the lens. I returned this lens, and I do not miss either because my 18-200mm gives almost every thing that Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 can give (except 17mm, however it is fuzzy at the edge).

                          It was not critical to me, but please note that the aperture ring is always turning when it is in auto focus mode. This could be an issue especially those who take video.

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                          5.0

                          well kept secret

                          By Jarko

                          from Charlotte NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                          This lens is a great step up from Nikon's kit lenses, and a rival to its higher priced premium lenses. Solidly build with tight tolerance and amazing clarity, this competent lens handles all an urban photographer would want. The flip side of course is lens size and weight, but that is a small price to pay

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                          5.0

                          Great Lens

                          By Steve

                          from Rochester Hills, MI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Photography
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors:

                            This copy was actually bought as a back up copy. Nothing says you're satisfied with a product like a repeat purchase. I bought my first copy of this lens about a year ago before attending a neices wedding. I shot 1500 photos during the wedding and party afterwards. The colors were great, the indoor wedding shots with natural light were great. I've read that it's not the Nikon 17-55, but at this price level, the value is certainly there. At the 50mm zoom, you're getting 4 times the light as a kit lens, which makes a tremendous difference in lower light shooting. Bought the second copy when they were on sale as the first one has become my everyday go to lens. Don't hesitate to buy one.

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