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Old May 30, 2013, 8:55 AM   #1
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Default Want to replace Canon kit 18-55 with Sigma 17-70

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I'm looking to replace my kit lens for my Canon Rebel T3i. I don't have a large amount of spending room, but I've recently been looking at the Sigma 17-70. I like the fact it is longer and has macro capabilities. I do have the Sigma 10-20 and I've been saticfied with it so far. I just want someone else's opinion. Maybe there is a better option that I am unaware of?

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Old May 30, 2013, 2:31 PM   #2
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How about the Tamron 17-50? Supposed to be a cracking bit of kit.
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Old Jun 3, 2013, 1:12 PM   #3
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I would suggest something with a little more reach like the 18-135 or ?? 70-300 to give you rull range capability.
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I really love the Sigma 17-70 OS on my D7k...








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Especially the close focus ability, none of the other options will do this...









It does have a lot of field curvature at 17mm but I rarely shoot that wide... I just think that
it's a great all-around general purpose lens and it's my favorite walk-around...

JMHO, YMMV...

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One thing I should mention: The "New" version that was just released may not be as good
as the previous version (the one I've got)... Here are the reviews of both from LensTip...

You can make up your own mind...

Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM (old)
http://www.lenstip.com/index.html?te...wu&test_ob=223

Sigma C 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.0 DC Macro OS HSM (new)
http://www.lenstip.com/index.html?te...wu&test_ob=366
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Thanks for your help. I caved for the Sigma 17-70.
I wanted that 'macro' ability more than the long range.
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How about the Tamron 17-50? Supposed to be a cracking bit of kit.
The unstabilized Tamron 17-50/2.8 is an excellent lens. The stabilized version, not so much. The Sigma 17-50/2.8 is a better choice for a stabilized lens.
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I love my Sigma 17-70 agthough it is used on Pentax K-3. Its a super sharp lens.
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