The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM/ 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO HSM has won the “TIPA 2013 BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS” award. This lens is surprisingly compact in size for a large-aperture lens that opens up to F2.8. This lens was announced in January 2013.
Name of Award ：TIPA Awards 2013 BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS
Available in a wide variety of APS-C camera model mounts, the Sigma 17-70mm delivers a very useful zoom range of 25.5-105mm (equivalent), plus has close-focusing capability (22cm, 8.7”.) The incorporation of a smaller OS unit (in those lenses for cameras without built-in stabilization) makes for a more compact design (79 x 82mm, 3.1 x 3.2”.) The lens is constructed with 16 elements in 14 groups and contains 2 FLD, 1 SLD and 3 aspherical glass elements for enhanced image quality. A 7-blade diaphragm, Hyper-Sonic Motor, brass made bayonet mount, and SIGMA USB DOCK for firmware updates round out the impressive specifications.
*Currently, 28 publication from Europe, South Africa, Canada and USA are members of the TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) organization and chief editors and technical editors of these publications constitute this organization. Since 1991, TIPA has presented many awards in several sectors, including imaging.
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