Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras

B&H # SI177028DCNQ MFR # 668306
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Product Highlights

  • Fast f/2.8-4 Aperture
  • OS Anti-Shake Technology
  • 4x Zoom Range
  • Minimum Focus Distance 8.7"
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2.7
  • Hyper Sonic Motor is Quiet and Fast
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Sigma 668306 Overview

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The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens is a large-aperture lens with a maximum f/stop of f/2.8 in wide angle setting. The large zoom range of this 4x zoom lens (equivalent range of approx. 27-112mm when used with a Nikon digital SLR camera with an APS-C size chip) makes it ideal as an everyday large-aperture lens. In addition, the minimum focus distance of 8.7" along with the maximum magnification of 1:2.7 also makes the lens perfect for close-up photography.

Optical Stabilization (OS) anti-shake technology allows you to use shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible, without motion blur. This anti-shake technology, along with the fast f/2.8 to 4 aperture, makes this lens perfect for shooting in low light without a tripod.

The lens' Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus, while its rounded, seven-blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur when shooting at wide apertures. The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the supplied petal-type lens hood and circular polarizing filters.

DC lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size chip. The image circle (rear of lens) is made to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on digital cameras. As a result these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

Note: Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras or for any digital SLR camera with image sensor bigger than APS-C size, e.g. Canon 1D series

DC lenses are designed for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size chips
Large 4x zoom range gives this lens an equivalent range of 27-112mm when used with a Nikon digital SLR camera
Optical Stabilization (OS), anti-shake technology allows use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible, without motion blur
Fast f/2.8-4 aperture makes this lens perfect for low light
With a minimum focus distance of 8.7" along with the maximum magnification of 1:2.7 the lens is perfect for close-up photography
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus
In the Box
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Sigma 668306 Specs

    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Angle of View 72.4 to 20.2
    Minimum Focus Distance 8.7" / 22.1 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.37x
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.1 x 3.5" / 7.9 x 8.9 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.1 x 4.2"

    Sigma 668306 Reviews

    17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 78.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great standard zoom for everyday shots I've been an enthusiast for several years now. currently use nikon d300 body and owned may lenses including nikon 17-50 f2.8, nikon 24-70 f2.8, nikon 70-200 f2.8, nikon 18-200 vr, and lastly, this sigma. What can I say, it is just a great lense in such tiny package. Above lenses I own are quite expensive and sometimes I feel like price doesn't justify the performance, with exception of 70-200mm. I hate to admit but this sigma 17-70 can give any of above lenses run for their money. If you can get past the third party brand tag on your lens, you will be highly rewarded and pleasantly surprised. Give this one a try for your everyday standard zoom.
    Date published: 2010-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens, great price I spent many months looking for a lens in this class to replace the kit 18-55 i have. Its a great deal, with an extra stop of light the whole way through, a bit extra focal length on both sides and a great build quality. It competes directly against the Nikon 16-85, which is $200 more. while it looses a bit of zoom range, the nikon is significantly slower. Most comparisons online show very small differences between the to. This excellence has been noticed, as the lens has been awarded the TIPA award for the best entry level lens. Also: great macro, it has VR and focus works great. i do get lens creep though.
    Date published: 2010-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go get one NOW ! You have seen giant Times Sq bill boards from this lens . I shot em ! Its great . Its got the right focal lengths for 90 percent of the things I shoot . Its fast enough at f2.8 and doesn't slow down too radically as it zooms out . The close up factor is great and the Stabilizer part makes it a winner ! I shoot almost every day on construction sites , insects , or grip and grins . This lens has it covered . Sharp with good color rendition . No its Not a Nikon --its just a little better . this is my second one - I dropped the last one -crunch . I could have replaced it with any number of choices but nothing else gave these features and good quality . So at almost any price Im sporting another one . It just works !
    Date published: 2011-05-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very useful walk-around I purchased this because I was looking for a close-focusing, general purpose lens with reasonable speed, sharpness and image stabilization. This lens replaces my Nikon 18-200. I chose it over the Nikon 16-85 because of its close focusing ability and aperture range f/2.8-4.0. It is wonderful to have so many choices today! I will be keeping it and it will stay as my walk-around and be a back-up to my Nikon 17-55. The lens has delivered in all areas - I am extremely pleased. The OS image stabilization has given me a high percentage of usable shots at 1/6 @ 42mm and 1/15 @ 70mm. For a consumer grade lens it is well made with fine performance. My only wish is that the focusing ring would disengage when in the AF mode.
    Date published: 2010-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toss the kit lenses... This lens rocks! This is my all-around lens - it does everything I need it to. From macro to landscape, family gatherings to portrait, this lens is the right fit for what I do. It is heavy - rock solid construction; some people may not like the weight, but I do. Images are very sharp; focus is spot on. The fast 2.8 (at 17mm) is great for low-light shooting. My only issue has been when I shoot at 17mm using a circular polarizer - you get the filter ring at the bottom corners of the image.
    Date published: 2012-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice upgrade to 18-55 Nikon kit lens Just bought this lens as an upgrade to the 18-55 kit lens that came with my D50. I had this lens on my camera 90% of the time on a recent trip to France and Spain. Lens feels like quality in its finish and weight. Focuses fast and quietly. So far, landscape pictures come out with greater clarity and detail. People pictures are perfect! Only complaints I have are what others have mentioned: the zoom works opposite of Nikon in that it rotates counter-clockwise and that if you don't use the lock feature, the lens tends to creep. Minor complaints, but in future lens iterations, they should correct these issues. This lens is a great value compared to the Nikon lens equivalent which costs about 4x what this lens can be had for.
    Date published: 2010-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A near-perfect walkaround lens This is now my go-to lens for close-up, landscape, portrait, action, low-light, and hand-held shots. I'll keep my Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 on hand (along with a monopod) for when I'm shooting sports, as well as my Nikon 35 f/1.8 for very low light. But the 17-70 range of this lens, combined with an f/2.8-4.0 max aperture range, combined with optical stabilization (OS), combined with macro (i.e., not 1:1, but close-up) covers a lot of photographic situations. The HSM motor provides quick, accurate, and quiet focus. The OS really helps for low-light situations with static subjects, and the f/2.8-4.0 aperture range is great for action shots and also limiting depth-of-field. I do not notice much, if any, flicker in the viewfinder that some reviewers on other sites had mentioned (although I believe those reports referring to the Canon mount version). I conducted some test shots but was unable to see any front or back focusing problem (which I have seen on some other Sigma lenses). This lens seems to focus accurately at different focal lengths, distances, and apetures (wide open is where I expected to see the problem). Perhaps I got a good copy of this lens on the first try, perhaps Sigma has got the quality control nailed on this one. The only thing that would make this a perfect lens (which I have yet to find) is a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the range. But I've only seen this in a 17-50 or a 24-70 range. All I can say is, I am very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend this lens. You might find as I did that it replaces a number of lenses in your kit.
    Date published: 2010-01-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'll miss it. It was a great lens. I used it for events and product photography. The macro ability combined with OS was really useful And it was extremely sharp for its price. However it was disappointingly soft at the wide end. Once you get past 28mm or so it shines. I often used the lens set at f4 with flash. The focus was quick. It rarely hunted. And it was quiet. There was a bit of lens creep when pointed downward. But you get used to it.Sadly I dropped this lens 10 minutes ago and it's busted. Will call tomorrow to see if it can be repaired.
    Date published: 2010-03-03
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