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 Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors

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

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  • For Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Size Sensors
  • 4 Stops of Anti-Shake (OS) Compensation
  • Aperture of f/2.8 throughout Zoom Range
  • Accepts 77mm Filters
  • Ultra Compact (Only 3.6", 91.8mm Long)
  • Multi-Layered Lens Coating
  • Excellent Correction for Aberrations
  • Hyper-Sonic Motor for Quiet/Fast AF
  • Close Focusing Distance of 11" (28cm)
  • Weighs Only 19.9 oz (565 g)
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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.
In the Box
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors
  • Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    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
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    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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