Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-F/4 with OS HSM – Sale

One good thing about the new Black Magic Cinema Camera is that it can support IS (Image Stabilization) in Canon EF mount lenses. One not-so-good thing is the smaller sensor that will need additional attention for wide angle video. With these two things considered, the first lens that came to mind is the Canon 17-55mm F/2.8 with IS. This lens receives excellent reviews (not for Full Frame cameras) but will run you almost $1200 dollars (as seen here).

Canon 17-55mm F/2.8 IS
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After doing a bit more research, i've come across the Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-F/4 with Optical Anti-Shake Technology (image stabilization). It's not quite as nice as the Canon 17-55mm because it can't maintain the F/2.8 aperture, but it does have a bit more reach and i'm typically stopping down the aperture to an F/4 anyways. The Sigma receives an almost full 5 Star rating with reviews, and is currently On Sale at just $299 for the next 15 days.

Anyone with a cropped sensor Canon DSLR such as a T3i, T4i, 60D, 7D, Black Magic Cinema camera, or even Sony FS100 / FS700 shooters may really want to take a look at this lens. Even if you just consider this a constant F/4 aperture, a 17-70mm Image Stabilized lens for $299 is not a bad deal. Check out the sale via B&H (click here).

Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-F/4sigma 17-70mmsigma 17-70mm is
find-price-button Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-F/4 OS HSM Lens


11 thoughts on “Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-F/4 with OS HSM – Sale

  1. Rob

    What happened to the price on this lens? The price was $299.00 for a few days , then jumped to$399.00. Emm, do you know what happened ? Did B&H give you an explanation ? Would like to know what happened.
    Thanks Emm

  2. Lainol

    I have this lense, for the price is a big deal, the bad thing is if you stuck at F4.0, when changing the focal lenght you can hear "clack clack" from the iris and the image blink a little (I assume is iris relocation), which does not happen with f2.8 to F4.

    Also have a great macro, you can even touch the subject whith the glass and keep it in focus.

  3. Austin

    Also does anyone know of a 24-70mm lens that has a manual Iris ring? been looking for one but have not had much luck as I'd like to find one with a constant F:2.8

  4. Emm

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    @apostolos - You're on the right track. The Canon mount can control the electronic IRIS of the Canon (or compatible) lenses. There is a firmware update set to display the Iris information on screen also.

  5. Hey Emm:

    I have the BMCC in my crosshairs for sometime later this year and I'm trying to decide on which mount. If I understand you correctly the camera can control the aperture of EF lenses, like the 70-200 IS 2.8, --which has no aperture ring-- correct? I was thinking of actually getting the m4/3 version, in order to use the Voigtlander with it, and EF lenses with an adapter. But if you were to get a m4/3 version and put a mechanical adapter between the mount and the EF lens, the camera would not control the lens, correct? Am I correct in my assumptions here or am I missing something obvious?

  6. Brandon

    This was my go to lens on my T2i and 7D. the OS really is amazing. Loved the extra speed and reach over my kit lens.

  7. Alex

    I have the sigma 17-50 2.8, and it's an amazing lens. Tests show that it is as sharp as the canon and can focus really close when operating manually. So if want to have the 2.8 constant aperture, it might be the way to go!

  8. Austin

    If I didn't already have the Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 non VC I Would probably pick this up in a heart beat. Still tempting because of the Image stabilization and Constant F4 isnt bad at all since I usually us my Tamron at F4, everything else is usually done with a prime lens.

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