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05-09-2019, 01:12 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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New Sigma EX DC HSM 17-50mm f/2.8

This is really the first modern "wide" lens I've had. Just got it today. Using it around the house in medium light...just wow. Nearly-silent focus and close. I will post a full review when I've used it for awhile, but I'm impressed.

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It's very nice, my choice on APS-C for a 'pro' style normal zoom.
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Congrats on the new lens! It's very versatile, and the image quality is quite excellent. I'm sure you're going to love it
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Congratulations on your acquisition!

It has become one of my favorites since getting this fine lens last year. In fact, I just paired it with my DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 lens on my KP for some evening shots of freighters passing under the Blue Water Bridge 2 days ago. Its performance was very impressive! Such build quality, fine AF, good design with 77mm filter size and excellent imaging in a zoom lens of 17-50mm with f/2.8 aperture, at this price point is a bargain! Its AF/MF switch is handy too. A minor downside is its very short and undamped MF turning range, which makes MF very touchy, but of course enhances AF speed.

But I have no complaints, only enjoyment from this lens!

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikesbike Quote
Congratulations on your acquisition!

It has become one of my favorites since getting this fine lens last year. In fact, I just paired it with my DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 lens on my KP for some evening shots of freighters passing under the Blue Water Bridge 2 days ago. Its performance was very impressive! Such build quality, fine AF, good design with 77mm filter size and excellent imaging in a zoom lens of 17-50mm with f/2.8 aperture, at this price point is a bargain! Its AF/MF switch is handy too. A minor downside is its very short and undamped MF turning range, which makes MF very touchy, but of course enhances AF speed.

But I have no complaints, only enjoyment from this lens!
I have a boatload of MF lenses, particularly in the Tamron Adaptall range. So, it's nice to have a day off and use the AF
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