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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 25.5-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two FLD Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • OS Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Overview

  • 1Description

Characterized by its versatile zoom range and bright design, the Nikon F-mount 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM from Sigma covers a wide-angle to portrait-length range and features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture to excel in available light conditions. The optical design incorporates a pair of low dispersion elements along with a trio of aspherical elements to reduce a variety of aberrations and promote greater sharpness and clarity. A Super Multi-Layer Coating is also used to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Benefitting the optics, a Hyper Sonic Motor affords quick and quiet autofocus performance while an Optical Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, the lens is distinguished by its sleek profile, making it an ideal lens for walkaround and travel shooting.

Standard zoom lens is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount cameras and provides a 25.5-75mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Two F Low Dispersion (FLD) elements are featured in the optical design, and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Three aspherical elements are used to help limit distortion and spherical aberrations and also contribute to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), along with an internal focusing design, realizes quick and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Minimum focusing distance of 11" and a 1:5 maximum magnification ratio benefits working with close-up subjects.
Optical Stabilizer system minimizes the appearance of camera shake to benefit making sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 085126583552
In the Box
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens for Nikon F
  • LCF-77 III 77mm Lens Cap
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Nikon F Mount Lenses
  • Lens Hood for 24mm f/1.8 EX Digital, 17-50 f/2.8 EX, 28mm f/1.8 EX Lens
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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    • 1Description

    Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Specs

    Focal Length 17 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25.5 to 75mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 79.7 to 31.7
    Maximum Magnification 0.2x
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" / 28 cm
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 77 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.3 x 3.6" / 83.5 x 91.8 mm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 565 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 4.8 x 4.7"

    Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Reviews

    17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 785.
    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 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 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 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 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
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    I do have a Panasonic Lumix that has a M4/3 mount. I have a Metabones 0.71 which I use for Rokinons and Nikon F mount lenses. I need to know if it is compatible with this Sigma 17-50mm and if I will be able take advantage of all the features this lens comes with?Thanks!
    Asked by: Felipe B.
    It will work technically but the speed booster will give you some vignetting at the wider angle.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this lens work on the D7000, including auto-focus?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens is compatible with the Nikon D7000, including autofocus.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Hello,I am trying to decide on another lens for my Nikon D5200: Either this Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM, ORThe Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Nikon I wonder why the 17-50 costs more than the 17-70 and it would seem to me,that the 17-70 is a more versatile lens.So my question is: Why not buy the 17-70 over the 17-50 if the Lenses are of equal compatibility / performance with the D5200?Thank youLarry
    Asked by: Anonymous
    While there is a bit broader of a focal length with the 17-70mm f/2.8-4 compared to the 17-50mm, the 17-50mm varies in quality due to there being a constant f/2.8 aperture. The constant f/2.8 aperture even at the longest focal length of 50mm will allow you to keep your lens wide open and is a faster lens overall, especially in low light.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2019-04-23


    Does this lens work with the Nikon D40x?
    Asked by: Lori E.
    Yes this Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors will be compatible with the Nikon D40x DSLR camera.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    hi. do i still need to update the firmware to get fully functional with the nikon 7200 ? how do i update the firmware ?
    Asked by: Gonzalo F.
    This lens is fully compatible with the Nikon D7200.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I don't have time to wade through tons of reviews, so...Is there anyone who has reviewed this lens using a D90 (don't have money to upgrade right now and need a fast lens). I will be using it for portraits, low light events, weddings, etc.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I use this as the primary lens on my D90. I love it! It is great in low light situations; with the optical stabilization activated I can hand hold at 1/15 or slower and get clean pictures. The fixed aperture is nice and bright in almost all shooting situations. The zoom range works really well for about 85% of the shooting that I do. I agree with the other post that this is a very nice lens for portraits.
    Answered by: Donald S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this lens work with D3100?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 is compatible with the Nikon D3100.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does the lens zoom action work reverse of most Nikon lenses. The product picture suggests that this is the case.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The zoom ring would turn to the left to adjust for the focal lengths.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D300s
    • Nikon D3100
    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5000
    • Nikon D5100
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D7000
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D90
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