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New Sigma 17-70mm F2.8 - 4.5

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Gregeff, 18 Jan 2006.

  1. Gregeff

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  2. Joe T

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    I reckon these will be towards the budget end of the market. I reckon around £200, with a £300 absolute max.
     
  3. growse

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    The 24-70 f2.8 ex dg macro is only £300 at most, so it's going to be cheaper than that..
     
  4. Slime101

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    Yup - not an EX series so deffo a cheaper lens, although with the exception of the gold ring found on EX's its got the same finish :)
     
  5. spell

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    I've heard prices suggested around the $299 mark
     
  6. Gregeff

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    Looks like it could be an alternative to the Nikon Kit 18-70mm at that price then :) Shall be interesting to see the results
     
  7. hoodmeister

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    Nice, one to watch.

    f2.8-4.5 is a bit annoying, though.
     
  8. Slime101

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    But they already do 24-70 F2.8, 28-70 F2.8 and 18-50 F2.8 lenses.
     
  9. jhmaeng

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    For Nikon users at least, I can't see all that much of an advantage over the 18-70 that has been so well received already. The only difference really is 1mm extra on the wide end, and 2.8 at the fastest point rather than 3.5 but that's probably not a huge difference. On the other hand, the Nikkor is AF-S (USM Equiv) whereas the Sigma is not HSM.

    If it was 2.8 throught the zoom range, it would be 1. a lot heavier, and 2. a lot more expensive.