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

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

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

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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Landscape Kit for Canon EF Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Canon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors Manfrotto Compact Light Aluminum Tripod (Red) Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II (Black) Vello RS-C1II Wired Remote Switch for Select Cameras with 2.5mm Sub-Mini Connections Vello Low Profile Bubble Level Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit B&H Photo Video Logo Baseball Cap (Black)

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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

Assembled for the aspiring APS-C-format Canon EF-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 Canon 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: 085126583545
  • 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-C1II Wired Remote Switch for Select Cameras with 2.5mm Sub-Mini Connections

    Whether you are shooting in the studio or outdoors, the Vello RS-C1II Wired Remote Switch provides photographers using select cameras featuring a 2.5mm 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-C1II 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
    Canon EOS: R, M6, M5, 80D, 70D, 60D, 77D (9000D), T7i (800D), T6s (760D), T6i (750D), T6 (1300D), T5i (700D), T5 (1200D), T4i (650D), T3i (600D), T3 (1100D), T2i (550D), T1i (500D), XSi (450D), XTi (400D), XT (350D), XS (1000D), Digital Rebel (300D), SL2 (200D), SL1 (100D), Elan series
    PowerShot G1 X Mark III, G1 X Mark II, G1 X, G16, G15, G12, G11, G10, G3 X, G5 X, SX60 HS, SX50 HS
    Contax: N and 645
    Fujifilm: X-T3, X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, X100T, X30
    Hasselblad: H series
    Olympus: OM-D E-M1 Mark II
    Pentax: K10D, K20D, K100D, K110D, K200D, K-3, K-5, K-5 II, K-7, K30, K-50, K-500, *istDS, DS2, DS, DL2, DL, and D
    Samsung: NX10 & NX100; GX-1S, GX-1L, GX-10 & GX-20
    Sigma: SD1, SD9, SD10, SD14 & SD15
    UPC: 847628532694
  • 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
  • Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

    The Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit contains all the basics that an outdoor digital shooter requires.

    UV Protector
    These are wise initial investments. They help protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs.

    Circular Polarizer
    Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

    Neutral Density
    Neutral Density filters from Tiffen have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera. Neutral Density filters are used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since they allow the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And since they can also help to control your depth of field, they permit you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, their value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light.

    The entire kit comes with a Tiffen padded storage pouch that will help keep your filters clean and free from dust, dirt, fingerprints and other contaminants,.

    Tiffen's ColorCore glass is produced through a process that entails permanently laminating the filter material in between two pieces of optical glass that are ground flat to tolerances of a ten-thousandth of an inch, then mounting them in precision aluminum rings.

    UV Protector

    Tiffen filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details
    If desired they can be left on the lens at all times for protection

    Circular Polarizer

    This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
    Makes a blue sky bluer
    Enhances clouds

    Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

    To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, 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 situation
    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
    Tiffen Quality
    Tiffen's ColorCore glass is sealed between two optical glass sheets. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration. This process makes for greater accuracy of color as opposed to glass that is simply dyed and become subject to deviation during the dye process
    Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty
    UPC: 049383190038
  • 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
  • Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Canon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors
    Performance
    Focal Length 17 - 50mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
    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)
    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 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-C1II Wired Remote Switch for Select Cameras with 2.5mm Sub-Mini Connections
    Release Type Wired
    Camera Connection Canon 2.5mm Sub-mini
    Interval Timer/Programmable No
    Live View No
    Mobile Device/App-enabled No
    Cable Length 2.8' / 86 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.4 x 1.2"
  • Vello Low Profile Bubble Level
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 2.5 x 0.5"
  • Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
    Type Digital Essentials Kit
    Size 77mm
    Grade UV Protector: Not applicable
    Circular Polarizer: Not applicable
    Neutral Density: 0.6
    Filter Factor UV Protector: 0
    Circular Polarizer: Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
    Neutral Density: 2-stops
    Multi-Coated Not Applicable
    Rotating Only the circular polarizer
    Effect UV Protector: Reduces excessive blue; cuts through haze and can improve image clarity; protects front element of lens
    Circular Polarizer: Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
    Neutral Density: Reduce the amount of light reaching the digital sensor or film plane; to use high speed ISOs in bright light
    Application UV Protector: Helpful when photographing mountain and marine scenes, where increased haze threatens to make your photographs indistinct in color and clarity
    Circular Polarizer: Nature, travel, outdoor photography
    Neutral Density: Nature, travel, outdoor photography
    Color Temperature UV Protector: No change
    Circular Polarizer: Not applicable
    Neutral Density: Not applicable
    Construction ColorCore Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size 77mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 4.1 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 Canon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 383.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit for 7D I was very upset with my new 7d images, very poor iq or image quality. after weeks of research and reading reviews I head my heart set on a new Canon 15-85 lens. So I spent hours trying different lenses from Canon, Sigma and Tamron. and walked out with this lens. it was the fastest on AF and the sharpest of all plus easier to see my adjustments in manual then all the rest. there's no manual focus in AF mode, plus limited range but the sharpest pictures I have been waiting for and expected from a two thousand dollar camera. I love my 7D now and the images from this lens hands down over all others in this price range, test your equipment before you by!
Date published: 2010-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Brilliant but flawed The optics in this lens are very impressive and it is a nice size and build quality. Unfortunately the autofocus mechanism did not play nice with my Canon 7D at all. It back-focused most dramatically in the middle of zoom range and using the focus squares farther from center. I've never seen anything like it and hope I never do again! I had to send it back ... Will definitely be using B&H again, but I am at a loss to decide which lens in this class to try next. Should I take a chance and order another one or pay twice as much for the Canon equivalent which might also be flawed? Autofocus is surely the achilles heel of current DSLR systems.
Date published: 2011-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! The negatives you read about are not apparent in my lens. Many complaints I think come from not understanding the many control aspects of a DSLR and photography in general, but that is my guess. At any rate, this is a must buy if you have a crop sensor Canon. Makes all the difference in the world with my Rebel XSI and is the focal range I work with most. Looks good on the camera a produces the photos I wanted but was not always getting with the kit lens (in low light without the speedlight) Glad I made this purchase. It will be a keeper even after I move beyond the Rebel to another Canon crop sensor camera someday. Get yourself one from ...!
Date published: 2011-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of Rattling and Autofocus Issues I'm not sure what the hype is on these lens, but I received two different copies of these lens and both made a ton of rattling while trying to autofocus on a shot for pictures and film. B&H photo has the best customer service and allowed me to exchange my first defected lens for another. However, I found that both had the same issues. I will stick to canon as their lens never rattle and autofocus quietly for me. The aperture brings in so much light for the shots and I love that but I could not get past the rattling noise. Try this lens and see if you like it! I'm not dissuading anyone from buying it. It just didn't work out for me.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not great, for the money I own the Canon 15-85 3.5-5.6 zoom, and purchased this as a faster alternative due to this having a constant 2.8 aperture. However, I found it a big soft wide open and needed to stop down to f4 to equal the quality (sharpness, contrast, and saturation) of the Canon wide open. The Sigma is almost as large and heavy as the Canon, but of course does not cover the 51-85mm range. So, for about half the cost of the Canon this is a very good budget alternative, but it's not a step up. In lower light I'll just increase the ISO by a stop. I returned the Sigma.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Returned due to focusing motor noise I liked the picture quality on my 70D but returned it due to squeaking focusing motor noise. The replacement lens works fine so far. I give B&H 5 starts for making it a hassle free transaction. I have no issues with auto focus as some reviews suggest. It's as sharp (if not sharper) as the Canon 17-40mm f/4 and the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 that I tried and returned. At $400+, this lens is a good value and a worthy upgrade from variable aperture Canon kit lenses. Couple of nit picks: The lens doesn't have full time manual focusing and the focusing ring turns on auto-focus. You need to be careful not to hold the lens by the ring. I can see the hood holding grooves can wear out easily over time.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Buy I bought this lens because i wanted a wide angle zoom, but couldn't afford L-series glass. There was a slight clicking type of sound when focusing manually with the lens pointing up, but that has seemingly gone away with a day of moderate use... hope it's not a broken piece of gearing or something, but it seems fine now... other than that it's a sturdy build, takes great pictures with what my novice eye sees as good color and good contrast... I've seen a little bit of color aberrations on edges towards magenta, but it also could be sensor related... new camera body, and new lens.. For the money you can't beat it.
Date published: 2010-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best zoom lens for APC-S I bought this lens for inside photos, weddings and walk around wide angle shots. It is great for all those purposes. At 2.8 it's really sharp. You only need to stop it down if you want wide shots with sharp edges. Otherwise, 2.8 works great for almost any situation. Focus motor is a little noisy but not too much like, for example, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. Other than that, it is acceptable fast, and most important, very accurate. Construction is a little weak, cheap plastics compared to my previous Canon 18-135mm, but it doesn't feel like if you will break it. Zoom and focus rings move smoothly. Optical stabilization works fine. The only bad to me is its weight. It feels heavy!
Date published: 2016-01-20
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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 Q&A

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 accessories

Designed for use with:

  • ARRI ALEXA Mini
  • Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
  • Blackmagic Design Production 4K
  • Blackmagic Design URSA 4.6K
  • Blackmagic Design URSA 4K
  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K
  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K
  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
  • Canon EOS 1D C
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 77D
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS C100
  • Canon EOS C100 Mark II
  • Canon EOS C200
  • Canon EOS C200B
  • Canon EOS C300
  • Canon EOS C300 Mark II
  • Canon EOS C500
  • Canon EOS C700
  • Canon EOS C700 FF
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL2
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6s
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i
  • Panasonic AU-EVA1
  • Panasonic VariCam LT
  • RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN
  • RED DIGITAL CINEMA EPIC-W
  • RED DIGITAL CINEMA RAVEN
  • RED DIGITAL CINEMA SCARLET-W
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