After debating for a few weeks on what lens I would add to my collection, and it then coming down to two incredible lenses, I decided on the Sigma 17-50 f2.8 IS lens over the Canon 17-40 f4 L series lens. Now, some people may read this and think “hang on, why would you choose a Sigma over an L series lens??!!” and I’m going to give a decent review on the lens and that may change the mind of some people.
^ Don’t I look brilliant? Anyway, on to the lens. One of the main reasons I chose this lens over the Canon L series lens is the Image Stabilisation provided, which the L series doesn’t have. Obviously being a Videographer, having IS on a lens helps out a lot, especially if you find yourself in a situation where you may have to freehand it.
Another reason is the lower F stop, with the L series lens going as high as F4 and the Sigma going as high as F2.8, which helps out a lot more in low light conditions, such as a Carnival, which I shot the other week!
The lens is absolutely fantastic all round, so far I haven’t found any faults with it. It’s got a nice weight to it, feels very sturdy when holding it. Has a very good focal range on it, with a nice high F stop. The Image Stabilisation works great, shake is barely noticeable when zoomed right in to 50mm. Honestly I really enjoy this lens, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an all-rounder lens!
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