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

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

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

B&H # SI177028DCC MFR # 668101
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Product Highlights

  • Fast Standard Zoom Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • 4x Zoom Range
  • OS Anti-Shake Technology
  • Minimum Focus Distance 8.7"
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2.7
  • Hyper Sonic Motor is Quiet and Fast
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Sigma 668101 Overview

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The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 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 is equivalent to the angle of view of a 27-112mm lens in the 35mm format. It is 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) also 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. 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 in the 35mm format
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) also ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus
In the Box
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon Digital Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Sigma 668101 Specs

    Lens Mount Canon EF-S
    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 4.2 x 4.3"

    Sigma 668101 Reviews

    17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon Digital Cameras is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 182.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from sharp as a tack! I have a canon 24-105mm f4L lens, this thing is as sharp. bought this cause the canon is a paperweight. needed somthing for a long day walkabout. pound for pound this is as good as the canon in iq, and it has macro. the canon meters better in some situations and with external flash. sigmas os is a stop better than the canon, can shoot at 17mm with 1/4 of a second, amazing.don't get me wrong, my 24-105 is the best lens ive ever owned. but it's more than twice the money, and not quite as sharp as the sigma. dollar for dollar one of the best puchases i've ever made.
    Date published: 2011-03-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Walk Around Lens Love this lens & haven't taken it off my Canon 7D since I got it. Macro & bokeh are great (change to MF first) as is everything else I shot on my recent outiing to Charlotte NC. Works great in low light as I found out when I took photos in an art museum where you cant use flash. It does have a hard time in AF when you are too close to a subject but a quick flip to MF fixes that. I did notice a wee bit of lens creep but most lenses do, and it seemed to be a little loud when focusing but maybe that was because it was so close to my face. Finally, this lens is a LOT lighter than the Canon 24-70 which I just rented to shoot a wedding, and the output is very comparable. Overall this lens is a 2 thumbs up and I look forward to the next time I can take it out!
    Date published: 2011-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from much better than I expected! I have recently bought a 7d along with a canon L 24-105mm lens. but occasionally need a little wider, plus a little lighter, (that thing is a paper wheight). anyway, iq of the sigma is just a notch below the canon and probably as sharp wide open. though, at 70mm it needs to be stopped down f5.0. also, it doesn't meter as well as the canon with external flash. also, os is really somthing special, i can get tack sharp images as slow as 1/15 of a second in low light, the hsm is quiet and fast. all and all, this is one phenominal lens for the money. definatly worth more than $, if it said canon on it, it would sell for $700.00 and would be worth it.
    Date published: 2011-02-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Workhorse Lens This is the lens I use the most for weddings. I shoot 30+ weddings every year, and this lens is the one I use the most. For formals in good light this lens is great, and it is wide enough to use for large family groups. However, this lens does suffer a bit in low light and at low aperture settings. If you shoot above 5.0 you will not have an issue, it is very clean. Below that at wide settings the focus is not as sharp as I would like. I have noticed that over time the auto focus is not as clean as I would like, but that may just need a tweak by Sigma service. Overall a GREAT lens for weddings, with some small faults, but the price more than makes up for that. I also use a Sigam 28-70 2.8.
    Date published: 2012-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's Good and I like it This is the first lens I've bought for my Canon 7D. I use it for stills as well as video. It's a solid lens. I like it a lot. I haven't had any focus issues or other problems shooting handheld video or cinema-style video, and the optical stabilization seems to work well for stills when the lens is lengthened. The only things that aren't so great about it are 1) the action of the zoom ring-- kind of stiff overall, and 2) the shape of the lens body-- the zoom ring is larger than the focus ring, and this causes problems with some of the follow focus parts for video. Overall, I'm glad I bought this lens and I'll keep it indefinitely.
    Date published: 2010-11-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good balance I've only had the lens for a short while, but I've used it for number of different applications. I've done some landscapes, macro, and portrait work and this lens worked well in all instances. It seems to be a little soft at the 70mm end when working at f4 (the largest available aperture at that focal length). I feel the color is quite good, and I work with my aperture compensation at -0.7.For the price I don't think I could have done any better, and I can't justify $1200 for the Canon 24-70mm. Only unclear element was the warranty... but talked to a rep the next day....
    Date published: 2011-03-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Macro. This lens is the workhorse of my kit and it has thus far served me quite well. I've shot 2 music videos and one commercial with the Canon 7D and have used this lens the most. I lean fairly heavily toward macro photography and that's my favorite part of this lens. It allows me to fill my frame with eyes and flowers, etc. It's a bit of a bummer that it isn't a 2.8 all the way through and I have definitely run into some trouble with that, but for the price, it is a most lovely lens. Also, it does not feel too terribly rugged, which concerns me.
    Date published: 2010-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all-round performance I bought this lens a week ago and have shot a variety of subjects. Close-up ability is just right for non-tripod casual close-ups of flowers etc. Range is a big step-up from my 18-55mm Canon kit lens which I always felt left too much to be desired for an all-round lens when you just want to take one piece of glass with you. The construction is excellent when you consider the price. No cheap plastic mount here and no rotation with a polarizer which rendered the kit lens useless in my view. HSM is silent and focus is accurate. The bright 2.8 to 4 is really not much less than the hugely expensive 2.8 alternatives. The claim of a 4 stop improvement with OS seems about right--my had held shots at 70mm are all tack sharp. Great bokeh for a zoom--in fact it is great for any lens. Not much noticeable distortion (except at widest settings and it is only noticeable if you are looking for it or need super-straight lines) and CAs are minimal. Little wonder this lens won a coveted European lens award recently. 5 Stars all the way. Canon and Nikon had better watch out as Sigma are starting to overtake them at entry and mid-level.
    Date published: 2010-08-21
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