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Large aperture, stabilized, standard zoom lens
FLD glass with performance equal to fluorite
Carrying case, lens hood, front & rear caps
OS is not available in Pentax and Sony mounts.
Maximum Magnifications 1:5, Minimum Focusing Distance 28 cm / 11 in
Sigma's 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM large-aperture standard zoom lens covers a focal length from 17mm wide angle and offers a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range, making it ideal for many types of photography especially portraiture and landscapes. The OS, Sigma's anti shake feature offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. HSM provides fast and quiet AF. Sigma's own FLD glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite along with two glass mold and one hybrid aspherical lens, provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens boasts superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp, high contrast images even at the maximum apertures. With a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches throughout the entire zoom range and a magnification ratio of 1:5. If you need to be ready for any photographic opportunity, even low light, then this Sigma lens is perfect. Compact and light weight, it's a necessary addition to your camera bag.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great all around lens to have. Not only is it ideal for some portrait shot but also as a group of individuals. With it's 2.8 aperture opening makes it very useful at low light situations. This Lens takes very sharp photos and fast focusing. Highly recommended as an alternative to Nikon or Cannon lenses...heck it even takes as good or even better quality shots than the branded lenses.
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