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    frenchie44
    13 Mar 2012 - 6:15 PM

    i have a 17-85 canon lens that i fell does not do the 60D or 50D justice, has anyone had experience of the Sigma 17-70 2.8?
    it seems to be well liked by the magazines.

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    JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
    13 Mar 2012 - 6:36 PM

    I've had one for a few years and have found it very good while traveling and am very pleased with the results.

    LesJD
    LesJD  2145 forum posts Wales
    13 Mar 2012 - 6:43 PM

    I have the non os version and it's been my workhorse lens for a few years,it's very sharp,no zoom creep and the AF has never caused me to miss anything.Only problem with it is that manual focusing is a bit jerky.
    Good for casual macro too.

    steve_p
    steve_p  81096 forum posts England
    13 Mar 2012 - 6:52 PM

    I have had both versions (OS&nonOS). Both of them gave good results,especially the OS version. I have only recently sold this lens only because of lack of use. I would recommend it.
    I think the only problem can arise from Sigma's indifferent quality control which can allow the odd slightly substandard copy through.
    However I have over time had several lenses and not had a problem so I think it is a very minor problem.

    frenchie44
    13 Mar 2012 - 7:04 PM

    Thankyou all, i will go for it

    JohnParminter
    13 Mar 2012 - 7:40 PM

    Its my default lens and like it a lot.

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