This wide to standard zoom lens boasts Sigma’s hypersonic motor (HSM) and optical stabilizer (OS) for easy handheld shooting. The HSM is built for quick, accurate, consistent autofocusing, and the optical design helps ensure incredibly sharp portraits with great contrast like no cameraphone can deliver.
A camera bag staple, this affordable lens excels in travel, landscape, wedding & event, and especially portrait photography. It’s designed for digital SLR cameras with smaller, APS-C-size sensors, and its OS feature will let you shoot at shutter speeds approximately four stops slower than would otherwise be possible. This means your images will look sharper, even when shooting without a tripod in low light or at maximum range with a flash.
Plus, its special optical glass elements and super-multilayer coating correct for flare, ghosting and all types of image distortion. As a result, you’ll take picture-perfect portraits with greater contrast.
Compact and lightweight, the Sigma 17–50mm lens will also enable you to capture images with unique perspectives, utilizing its wide focal range and close focusing distance of just 11 inches. The lens comes with a carrying case, lens hood, and front and rear caps. MSRP: $469. sigmaphoto.com