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

Sigmas new 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM large-aperture standard zoom lens covers a focal length from 17mm wide angle and offers a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range, making it ideal for many types of photography especially portraiture and landscapes. The OS, Sigmas anti shake…
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4.2 9 Reviews
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By CM

from Cambridge, MA

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Impressive stay-on lens for all situatio

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Weddings/Events
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

I got this for my Nikon D7000 as main lens, and it does not dissapoint. Nice autofocus speed and accuracy, tack sharp images, and fast constant aperture. Wonderful event or walk-around lens. Balances well on the D7000, the only "issue" is that the focus ring tuns the opposite way than on Nikon lenses (due to Sigma also making this one for Canon).


By Mikey

from San Antonio, Texas

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good lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Night Photography
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

It has a great wide angle and enough zoom for any indoor photo project.


By boliver

from Macedon, NY

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Great Lens!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Very little distortion
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Sharp
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Fast focusing

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Night Photography
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Tried the lens after receiving it 3 weeks ago. SO far, love it! Seems to focus fast, good in low light, clear pictures. color is great!


By ASP

from San Antonio

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Great all around lens.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Rugged
  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Night Photography
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events
  • Macro Photography

Comments:

I did a lot a research before buy this lens. I have only had it for a few weeks and so far I am extremely pleased. This is an awesome lens. Great for low light situation and just a great all around lens in general. I was a little surprised on it weight, but it's nothing to complain about, it's a well-built lens. I highly recommend it. The bokeh is pretty good too.


By BTandNT

from Carlsbad, CA

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Sigma 17-50 for Nikon

 
4.0

PROS

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Lightweight
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

I have been shooting with this lens for about a month now and generally have been pleased. This is the second copy of this lens I have used, the first suffered from very inconsistent auto focus. Overall image quality is good if not great in the center, corners aren't necessarily soft but autofocus just isn't sharp in the corners at 2.8. Not sure why but my nikkor lenses have not exhibited this. The image stabilization works very well and I'm sure it has saved quite a few photos for me at slow shutter speeds. Overall I would recommend this as a less expensive alternative to the Nikkor 17-55, plus the OS is an added bonus.

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By Svartanders

from Virginia Beach, VA

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OK, but not perfect

 
4.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction

CONS

  • Tough To Attach
  • Slow Focus

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

I like this Sigma lens, though it doesn't fit as well with my Nikon camera as I had expected. A bit heavy. Nothing to complain about with the pictures.


By Mike

from Colorado

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Great Lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Rugged
  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Durable

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Photography
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

Have not had a chance to us the lens that much yet, but the solid construction is apparent. I am quite sure that it is going to be a very durable and dependable lens. Takes very sharp pictures on my Nikon D90. Preforms much better in low light conditions than my old Sigma 18-50mm 3.5-5? variable F-stop lens. Only draw back is the weight. Possibly about twice that of the old lens, but well worth it all things considered. I'm very happy with this lens!


By yelekeri

from Herndon VA

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this is the next upgrade after kit lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light

BEST USES

  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

If you got tired with the kit lens and you feel that Nikon 18-55 is hell lot of a price, then this is the lens you must have. Definitely a great lens, looks nice for my Nikon D5000, super sharp in focus, and very very silent. I would have given it a 5 star if the autofocus is good in the night time, I mean indoor night time with regular lights, trying to focus 10 feet object, it couldn't, kept on searching for focus, so I had to shoot manual.


By jonmac

from Monroe, NJ

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

Fantastic Lens for the price!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events
  • Video

Comments:

When my Nikon 17-55mm 2.8 (literally) bit the dust, I couldn't justify replacing it considering that I have plans to completely migrate to a full-frame system by next year. After reading a few other reviews, I decided to give this lens a try. I was definitely not disappointed. It's CONSIDERABLY lighter than the equivalent Nikon lens, and much cheaper as well. Of course, the reason the Nikon lens is so much heavier and more expensive is it's true pro-quality build. While this Sigma doesn't inspire the same level of confidence as the Nikon regarding it's ability to endure years of day-in day-out abuse, it is definitely better built than a standard consumer lens. My last gripe about the build quality are the semi exposed electronics on the rear of the lens, near the mount... it doesn't look pretty and could potentially be an issue if you're not the careful type. Regarding image quality, it is as sharp when shot wide open as the Nikon lens, and has great color rendition and contrast. Autofocus is fast and accurate on my D300s, and works well in low-light conditions. The Vibration Reduction works well, and is a VERY useful tool especially for video. I have no problems whatsoever with the image quality or autofocus speed/accuracy coming from this lens... and it even has built in Vibration Reduction, unlike the Nikon! Lastly, my BIGGEST gripe against this lens and truly the only reason I won't give it 5 stars: The zoom ring is geared like a Canon (ie, backwards for Nikon users)! I know some people won't even notice or care, but as someone who has to routinely shoot an image using instinct and muscle memory, it's VERY disorienting to suddenly be zooming out and when you're expecting to be zooming in. Worst case scenario, you'll miss the moment or look you're trying to capture. However, if you have no problem adapting, don't shoot in very time-constrained situations, or perhaps are a Canon switch-over, then this lens is definitely right for you.



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