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03-16-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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How fast will I "outgrow" the Sigma 17-70?

Am moving towards a lens lineup of Pentax 12-24mm for wide-end, probably Sigma 17-70mm for general purpose and mid-range, and Sigma 70-200 for longer end (with Sigma 50-500 for super tele). Some primes scattered in there at perhaps 21, 31, 50, and 77, with a 180mm macro.

I have a K10D and shoot many different kinds of subjects. Have folks with the Sigma 17-70 tended to "outgrow" that lens (quickly)?

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I bought the Sigma 17-70mm lens to use instead of the kit lens on my K10D, and I am very satisfied. I am not an experienced photographer, my K10D is my first DSLR. A bit slower than the constant 2.8 lenses at tele end. But, I rarely use f2.8 anyway, so if I was to change this lens it would be because of (even) better resolution.
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I have had mine for almost a year now, and I never had any regrets buying it. It is a very good lens, well built, sharp, versatile and with decent macro capabilities. So unless you are looking for a zoom with fixed aperture this lens won't disappoint you.
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Can't say I would be outgrowing this anytime soon. Still going strong after a year. Very versatile, very sharp, very happy.

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After you've got a few good compact primes you *will* likely outgrow the 17-70.

Well ... I did
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My 17-70 wasn’t sharper then the kit-lens, so I was slightly disappointed there. But every other aspect was a notch better so it was a fairly nice upgrade. But then again, I would like something better.
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I've had my 17-70 for just under a year so far (K10D primary lens). I love it. Very versatile and great picture quality. I won't be outgrowing this any time soon and when I do it will only be for a weather sealed DA`16-50 (or DA` 17-70 f2.8, dream on).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
My 17-70 wasn’t sharper then the kit-lens, so I was slightly disappointed there. But every other aspect was a notch better so it was a fairly nice upgrade. But then again, I would like something better.
Wow, you either have a good copy of the kit lens or a bad copy of the Sigma.

- Andrew

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I've had my 17-70 for about 4 months now, and it practically lives on my K10D. The focal range of the lens is pretty much perfect for what I shoot, and it is a very versatile range, with relatively good speed, and nice, sharp images. Even when I have the 10-20mm on camera, I find that I'll switch back to the 17-70 pretty soon after.

It is only recently that I've wanted a bit more reach, and like the OP, I intend to get one of the 70-200mm F2.8 lenses to cover that range. I think he's got a pretty good lens selection if he goes the 12-24, 17-70 and 70-200.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AndrewShirley Quote
Wow, you either have a good copy of the kit lens or a bad copy of the Sigma.

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Yeah, I haven’t been able to decide which it is. But the kit-lens is pretty sharp…
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