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Old 29-01-2007, 04:07   #1 (permalink)
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Be interested to hear some feedback re the Sigma 17-70mm lens; especially from current users. Where is this lens available in Oz at present and where are the best deals and dealers? I have the SIGMA 55-200DC and have been amazed at how sharp this ($200!!!) lens is. Contrast isnt too bad either. If I can figure out how to post an image I'll send an example pic.
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Am new to this set up so excuse my clumsiness. Are you sending me a direct email re my posting? denny13
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Am new to this set up so excuse my clumsiness. Are you sending me a direct email re my posting?
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I used the forum's Private Message service to send you details on how to post an image in the forums, a pop up message should've appeared informing you that you recieved the message. To see the message I sent you click the Private Messages link (near the top right of the page, just under where it says "Welcome, denny13") that will take you to a page where you can read any PM's you may have been sent, you just have to click on them.
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Re: Sigma 17-70

I have had one on my 350D for about 2 months and so far I can't fault it. Very sharp throughout the range.Quick to get and hold focus and hardly any vignetting at the 17mm end despite what some reviews say. It's a very good walk round lens. I'm well pleased with it.

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Ray, thanks for the info. Sounds like my walk around lens too. Am awaiting a back order about mid Feb. Been waiting a mth already, guess word must be out. At the minute I'm
making do with my 55-200Sigma and an old pentax 50mm Prime (on my K10D - which is pretty damn good I must say) but I sure miss that wide view in lots of situations.
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I'm sparing for the Canon EOS 400d body. The sigma 17-70 mm looks the best standard lens in this price range. My only doubt is that is not as fast as the canon 18-55 kit-lens. I've seen the eos 350 in action with its kitlens and I was satisfied by its speed. Can anyone who uses the sigma tell me if its fast enough to beat the canon kit lens?
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Hey eos400is!cool! (long name!)

Do you mean focus times or the speed of the lens in terms of fstop? For focusing it's v quick and probably on a par with the kit lens. It's not as quick as my fixed 50mm f1.8 but it is v acceptable.

As a walk around lens, for the cost, the sigma 17-70mm can't be beaten.

As for fstop the sigma lens does beat the kit lens in terms of speed ( f/2.8-4.5 vs f/3.5-5.6).

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I mean focus speed. I just don't want a lens that 'hunts'. In daylight de focusspeed must be fast, In nightscenes I'm more flexible. I just tried de eos 400d (in a shop). superb camera, the kitlens looked ok, but the zoomrange and buildquality has to be better.

Is there someone who tried the macro function? Is it a nice addition to it's other features?

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Re: Sigma 17-70

Hey,

The lens does not have a macro function as such, instead it's just able to focus on close up objects. Check out a review such as this one:

Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC macro - Photozone Test Report / Review

and this one:

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 Macro DC review

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