Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF
$300 - $399
17-50 mm
autofocus 2.9x zoom lens
f/2.8
fixed aperture
  • Designed for APS-C Canon EF-S
  • Sigma OS Image stabilized
  • Sigma HSM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"The zoom is smooth once you get the handle of it, and its low light capability is excellent considering the price."

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"One of the main pros of these lens is the AF system – fast and acurate."

bhphotovideo.com

"I've seen a little bit of color aberrations on edges towards magenta, but it also could be sensor related... new camera body, and new lens.."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

APS-C (1.6x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.6x crop factor) cameras such as the Canon Rebel T6, Canon EOS 80D and Canon T6i.

Canon EOS Rebel T6
66.5 - 25.1°
horizontal angle of view
27.5-80.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/22
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Sigma OS

Cons

The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF vs other Digital camera lenses

Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
2.9x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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17 mm
Max focal length
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50 mm
Zoom range
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2.9x
Magnification
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1:5 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Sigma HSM
Image stabilization
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Sigma OS
above average above average
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Canon EF-S
Length
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91 mm
Diameter
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84 mm
Filter size
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77 mm
Weight
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0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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66.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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25.1°
Wide vertical
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47.3°
Telephoto vertical
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16.9°
Wide diagonal
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76.5°
Telephoto diagonal
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30°

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF lens?

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Avatar for Veronica Bobonica Veronica Bobonica (4:53 PM, April 11, 2013)
Thank you for your comment. It made all the difference in my not purchasing this lens. Much appreciated!
 
Regelus19 (6:11 PM, August 04, 2011)
I wasn't happy at all with my experience with this lens. I bought it just before our cruise as my walk-around lens.  On the first week of my use while I was on vacation, the autofocus got stuck and so then I had to use manual focus. The front barrel got stuck too after that.  When I sent it to their service center, to hopefully get it covered under its  four-year warranty, I was told it was due to excessive force.  Now, I not only have blurry pictures, I also had to pay $140 bucks for it.  For a few more bucks and I could've bought the sturdier Canon 17-55.