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

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Landscape Kit for Nikon F

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Landscape Kit for Nikon F

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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Landscape Kit for Nikon F

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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Landscape Kit for Nikon F Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors Manfrotto Compact Light Aluminum Tripod (Red) Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II (Black) Vello RS-N2II Wired Remote Switch for Select Nikon DC-2 Cameras Vello Low Profile Bubble Level Hoya 67mm Digital Filter Kit II B&H Photo Video Logo Baseball Cap (Black)

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  • Tripod Legs and Ball Head
  • Backpack
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • Shoe Mount Bubble Level
  • 77mm Filter Kit
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Lens Mount: Nikon F

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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

Assembled for the aspiring DX-format Nikon F-mount outdoor photographer, the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Landscape Kit from B&H comprises everything needed, besides a camera, to begin photographing landscapes. Included in this kit is the versatile standard zoom lens, a tripod and ball head, a backpack, a remote shutter release, a shoe mount bubble level, and a 77mm filter kit.

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

    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.
    UPC: 085126583552
  • Manfrotto Compact Light Aluminum Tripod (Red)

    The red Compact Light Aluminum Tripod from Manfrotto is a four-section camera support that can hold up to 3.3 lb. It extends from 15.4" to 51.6" and weighs 2 lb.

    The ball head on the tripod has a single knob to control all movements of the ball, and a quick-wheel to attach a camera to the 1/4"-20 threaded stud. A padded carrying bag is included to protect your tripod during transport.

    UPC: 719821373438
  • Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II (Black)

    A backpack for the long haul with a convenient side access camera compartment for when opportunity knocks are two reasons to consider the black Fastpack BP 250 AW II   from Lowepro. The BP 250 AW II features three, padded, zippered compartments for storing and protecting your gear. The top one is for personal items such as headphones, clothing, and snacks. A rear compartment is for holding an up to 15" laptop and tablet. While the side compartment is for storing your DSLR camera with attached zoom lens and 2-3 extra lenses or flash units.

    Configure the side compartment for your photo gear with the three, included, padded dividers. Small items such as flashlights, sunglasses, cables, pens, cellphones and a wallet may be stored in the five slip-in pockets located inside the top compartment. Next to these pockets is a lanyard with a swiveling clip for your keys. A tall, stretch-mesh pocket on the right side of the bag can hold a water bottle or a tripod/monopod. An adjustable strap above this pocket is used for securing the top of the tripod/monopod.

    The Fastpack features a shoulder harness with a chest strap and a removable waist belt. The chest strap and waist belt each provide greater comfort and stability with heavier loads, and longer treks. When traveling with rolling luggage, use the quick-release straps on the back panel to secure your Fastpack to a trolley handle. And should inclement weather approach, simply deploy the built-in, all weather cover to safeguard your gear.

    Compartments
    • 1 zippered top compartment for personal items such as clothing, headphones, chargers, and snacks
    • 1 zippered, slip-in padded compartment for an up to 15" laptop and tablet
    • 1 zippered, side compartment with dividers for storing DSLR with attached zoom lens, and 2-3 extra lenses or flashes
    Dividers
    • 3 padded interior dividers for organizing photo gear in lower side compartment
    Carry Options
    • Shoulder harness
    • Top handle
    Waist Belt
    • Removable, padded waist belt for backpack usage
    Tripod / Water Bottle Pocket
    • 1 tall exterior, stretch-mesh, side pocket for a water bottle or tripod / monopod base in conjunction with the upper securing strap
    Exterior Pocket
    • 1 lower, front, exterior, zippered accessory pocket for small items such as guidebooks, battery chargers, and cables
    Security Flap
    • 1 security flap for covering the exterior front pocket and seals with 2 quick-release straps
    Interior Accessory Pockets
    • 1 zippered pocket for small items such as flashlight, wallet, or cellphone
    • 1 slip-in pocket for a pair of shades or similar sized item
    • 2 slip-in pen pockets
    • 1 slip-in mesh pocket for cables, wallet, or other small items
    Rain Cover
    • 1 built-in rain cover for protection from the elements
    Key Lanyard
    • 1 key lanyard with a swiveling clip located next to the pockets in the top compartment
    UPC: 056035368691
  • Vello RS-N2II Wired Remote Switch for Select Nikon DC-2 Cameras

    Whether you are shooting in the studio or outdoors, the Vello RS-N2II Wired Remote Switch provides photographers using select Nikon cameras with a DC-2 connection with a simple way to control exposures and an easy-to-use tool to create more "keepers". The device is larger and more comfortable to use than many other remote devices, with a thick, sturdy cord.

    The RS-N2II is compatible with autofocusing, continuous shooting or single image capture, and long exposures. It will autofocus on a half press of the button and trigger the shutter with a full press. Also, users can press the button and slide it forward to lock it for long exposures. Since you can trigger exposures without touching the camera, you will capture sharp, blur-free images. Additionally, the unit does not require batteries as it draws its power from the camera, making it an extremely useful tool to keep in your studio or gear bag.

    Compatible Cameras
    Nikon: D750, D610, D600, Df
    D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D90, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, D3100, Coolpix P7800
    UPC: 847628532724
  • Vello Low Profile Bubble Level

    The Low Profile Bubble Level from Vello is a bull's-eye bubble level that slides snugly into your camera's hot shoe mount. This conveniently placed bubble level helps you to align your camera for level horizontal shooting. Because it fits into your camera's hot shoe mount, it also serves to protect the shoe's electronic contacts from dust, oils, moisture and accidental impact, thus prolonging their effectiveness. 

    UPC: 847628563728
  • Hoya 67mm Digital Filter Kit II

    The Hoya 67mm Digital Filter Kit II includes a UV (C) HMC filter, a circular polarizer filter, and a 3-stop neutral density filter in a convenient filter pouch. This kit provides everything necessary to get started with filtration for your digital camera.

    The UV (C) filter is a multi-coated filter with a slim mounting ring. This makes it useful for wide-angle lenses to avoid potential vignetting. Also, the UV filter itself is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light. No additional coloration or contrast is provided, allowing you to pair this filter with others. It is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

    Hoya HMC filters are multi-coated for reducing flare, ghosting, and reflections on the filter surface. As a result, over 97% light transmission is possible, providing you with additional contrast and high color fidelity.

    A circular polarizer filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.

    A circular polarizer only differs from a linear polarizer in that it contains a quarter wave plane in addition to the linear polarizing filter. The addition of this quarter wave plane is to circularly polarize the linearly polarized light for the use of auto focus and exposure functions. Due to how the light is broken down and filtered with a linear polarizer, auto focus and exposure accuracy become skewed during use. When the light becomes circularly polarized, it permits the use of these functions.

    A neutral density filter has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the film. They have no effect on color balance. This filter offers a filter factor of 0.9, equivalent to 3 stops of light.

    UV Filter

    Absorbs UV light, which can cause outdoor photos to appear hazy and indistinct
    Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others
    Works as general protection filter to reduce dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements.
    HMC multi-coating help to reduce flare, ghosting, and reflections on the filter surface for greater contrast and color fidelity. Greater than 97% light transmission is possible, providing additional contrast and high color fidelity.

    Circular Polarizer Filter

    Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface
    Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light
    Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors
    Strongest effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun
    Circular polarizers are ideal for use with digital cameras and autofocus lenses where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features

    Neutral Density Uses

    To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
    To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
    To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
    To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
    8x = ND 0.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)
    UPC: 024066060129
  • B&H Photo Video Logo Baseball Cap (Black)

    The B&H Logo Baseball Cap (Black) is an adjustable cap that can fit most head sizes. It has a B&H Photo-Video-Pro Audio logo on the front. The cap is made of 100% cotton.

    Cap Basics
    • Adjustable to fit most head sizes
    • 100% cotton
    • B&H Photo-Video-Pro Audio logo on the front
    UPC: 847628594944
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors
    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
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.3 x 3.6" / 8.38 x 9.14 cm
    Weight 1.24 lb / 565 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 4.8 x 4.7"
  • Manfrotto Compact Light Aluminum Tripod (Red)
    Tripod Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type No Quick Release
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -90 to +90
    Vertical Tilt 0 to +90
    General
    Load Capacity 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 51.6" / 131.0 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 40.6" / 103 cm
    Minimum Working Height 15.4" / 39.1 cm
    Folded Length 15.7" / 39.8 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 2.0 lb / 921.0 g
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Center Column
    Center Column Shape Faceted
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.189 x 4.173 x 4.173"
  • Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II (Black)
    Features Laptop Compartment
    Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Top Handle, Trolley Sleeve, Waist Belt
    Camera Support Strap Tripod
    Compartments
    Laptop Compartment Screen Size 15.0"
    Exterior
    Exterior Dimensions 12.2 x 10.2 x 19.7" / 31 x 26 x 50 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Water Resistance Rain Cover
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions 11.4 x 6.1 x 10.8" / 29 x 15.5 x 27.5 cm
    Weight 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.4 x 11.9 x 3.9"
  • Vello RS-N2II Wired Remote Switch for Select Nikon DC-2 Cameras
    Release Type Wired
    Camera Connection Nikon DC-2
    Interval Timer/Programmable No
    Live View No
    Mobile Device/App-enabled No
    Cable Length 2.8' / 86 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.25 x 2.1"
  • Vello Low Profile Bubble Level
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 2.5 x 0.5"
  • Hoya 67mm Digital Filter Kit II
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 4.6 x 1.5"
  • B&H Photo Video Logo Baseball Cap (Black)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 8.8 x 1.4"

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 reviews

17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 323.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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. 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.
Date published: 2011-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bargain Like most people looking for a fast mid-range zoom I considered the significantly more expensive Nikon 17-55mm. What finally convinced me to buy the Sigma were several on-line reviews where it performed as well as or better in several categories than the Nikon. Its performance has lived up to its reviews for me -- fast focus, sharp centers at all ranges and apertures even wide open, reproduces colors accurately, and the image stabilization (OS) works very well. On the downside, edges wide open could have been sharper, the zoom ring turns in the opposite direction than Nikon lenses, and in order to adjust focus manually you must switch to manual focus.
Date published: 2011-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful lens at 1/2 the Nikon price I have been a Nikon shooter for over 20 years. I've owned most of their fixed and variable focal length lenses. As a previous owner of the 24-70mm F2.8, I was skeptical about the quality of this lens. But after reading the reviews I decided to give it a try. Let me tell you, it is awesome! The sharpness throughout the focal range is sharp, and the contrast of the lens is great. The mounting was a little stiff at first, but it has smoothed out with a few lens changes. I'm a purist when it comes to my photography, but, not so much when it comes to equipment. Give me a better price for an equivalent quality product and I'll buy it.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Winner! Been saving for the infamous Nikon 24-70mm 2.4 lens for a long time, but still couldn't justify dropping a small fortune on it. Found many positive reviews on this lens and with the DX crop factor of my Nikon D90 decided to take a chance on it. So glad I did! The build quality is better than I expected and the optic quality is even better than some of my Nikon lenses. And it cost a fraction of the price of the Nikon 24-70mm and 17-55mm F2.8. If you are hesitant to buy this lens in lieu of the Nikon Go for it! you won't be disappointed. Check out the Flickr Group dedicated to this lens and you will see the results first hand.
Date published: 2011-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid 3rd party lens I gave this lens as a gift with the Nikon D7100. It is such a great camera/lens combination. Light, sharp, quick to focus. The camera needed no adjusting in the auto focus fine tuning system. I really don't like purchasing third party lenses and I was nervous about this purchase as well. But Nikon just doesn't offer an equivalent. The OS works well but subject movement doesn't always let you take full advantage of it. Yet I consider the OS a big plus. I'm really glad I gave this lens (and D7100) to my brother. He let me shoot with it and it was so much fun and gave excellent images.
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Optics, Great Lens! For those who shy away from 3rd party lenses because you are brand loyal, you are missing out. I have used the Nikkor 17-55 extensively and find this to be just as sharp and exhibit as good optics. Add on stabilization and smaller size and I actually prefer this over the Nikkor at a much lower price. The only thing the Nikon 17-55 has over this lens is slightly faster focus (Slightly) - Other than that, I prefer this Sigma. An amazing little lens on a D7000. The resolving power is something else. Might need to stop down to f/4 or so at 17mm but beyond 20mm it is amazingly sharp even wide open. Well worth the money for me so far. Have not been disappointed at all.
Date published: 2011-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great IQ if used in right situations This lens is sharp at the center at all focus length and even wide aperture. However, at 17-30mm, the IQ is not that great around the corner; you will see the huge different between edge and center of the frame. If you like to shoot around 35-50mm f2.8 or more, it would be a great lens, yet if you think about wide angle around 17mm or so, look for other lenses because all photos I got with 17mm even at f5.6 is still not good enough for printing as corners are not good enough. I also get bad back focus issue on this lens with my D7000; even -20 can't make the focus spot properly. I may get a bad copy, yet thanks to B&H Photo return policy. Well, 3 stars for assumingly bad QC.
Date published: 2011-05-22
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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 Q&A

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 accessories

Designed for use with:

  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D3400
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon D5500
  • Nikon D5600
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