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    Sigma 17-70 OS

    any one using this lens with comments re sharpness and distortion
    intended use will be Strobe team portraits so wide angle--jim

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    I went through the lens decession process last month, I use Canon 50D and tossed up the 17-70 and the 18-50 Sigma. i found the 18 the pick for the solid F2.8. Other wise the only other difference was weight.

    So that said, you might be able to loan out a lens from a quality shop in SA, that mighgt help you male up your mind. The 18-50 is a ball tearer of a lens. Got my vote, low light and long exp.

    It might help people, to help you if you list what gear you use, I.E Canon-Nikon Blah Blah, so people with that equipment can comment.

    Good luck.
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    HI Gear is mostly sports orientated.

    *references to selling gear are not allowed on Ausphotography - admin *



    D3s
    D300s
    200-400Vr
    120-400 OS-Sigma
    50-500 Sigma
    400mm f3.5 Nikon
    70-200 f2.8 VR
    14-24 f2.8 VR Nikon
    24-120 VR Nikon
    20mm F1.4 Nikon
    Kenko TC 2x
    Kenko TC 1.4x
    Sigma TC 1.4

    Lens to change---400mm prime
    120-400
    24-120VR

    Wish list
    Macro Lens --maybee Tamron 90mm
    Mid wide angle with some range--Sigma 24-70 f2.8/Tamron24-75 f2.8/Sigma 17-70 OS

    Cheers Jim
    I Shoot mostly sports but some wedding/portraits/Team Sports shots
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    I have one of these lenses, very pleased with it although I don't use it a lot....I was surprised at the quality of images it produced and think that some of the reviews I read about it were too harsh really. In Canon terms the sigma 17-70 sits somewhere between their cheap consumer lenses and the more expensive "L" series and the Sigma covers a wider zoom range than the Canon 17-40 f4 L and is quite a bit cheaper
    Richard
    I've been wrong before!! Happy to have constructive criticism though.Gear used Canon 50D, 7D & 5DMkII plus expensive things hanging off their fronts and of course a "nifty fifty".

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