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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | Contemporary APS-C Lens (2012)

Neoscore 65%

Product Overview

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | Contemporary is a standard zoom lens for Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sigma SA-mount, and Sony A-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Sigma in 2012, it has 16 elements in 14 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM is externally-zooming.
A standard zoom lens with relatively bright maximum aperture, the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM can be a key piece in a photographer's arsenal, though some may prefer prime lenses in this focal range. The lens is also stabilized, making it even easier to use for videos and stills alike.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Rather good resolution
Cons
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Merely 0.36x maximum magnification despite named "Macro"

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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades, rounded
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sigma SA-mount, Sony A-mount
Material
Plastic barrel, metal mount
Motor
Micro-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
14 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
2 FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements, 1 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element, 3 aspherical glass lenses including double sided aspherical lens groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
79 mm / 3.11 in
Size | Length
82 mm / 3.23 in
Weight
465 g / 16.43 oz

Function

Angle Of View
80.7° Diagonal | 70.4° Horizontal | 50.4° Vertical (wide) ~ 23.3° Diagonal | 19.5° Horizontal | 13.0° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8–4 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
17 mm ~ 70 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
25.5 mm ~ 105.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.36x
Min Focus Distance
220 mm / 8.66 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: LH780-03 (supplied)
Debut
2012-09-17
Made In
Japan

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