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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM vs Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM vs Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM Cto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM Top Features

  • 17-85mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Canon EF-S Mount
  • Weight: 475g.
  • Diameter: 79mm
  • Length: 92mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.35m
  • Max Magnification:0.2x

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM C Top Features

  • 17-70mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 – F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 72mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 465g.
  • Diameter: 79mm
  • Length: 82mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.22m
  • Max Magnification:0.36x

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C

Our Winner: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM over Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C

Focal Length – Tele 85mm vs 70mm
Optical Zoom 5.00x vs 4.10x
Internal Zoom Yes vs No
Filter Thread 67mm vs 72mm

Pros Of Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C over Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 4
Max Aperture – Tele 4 vs 5.6
Diaphgragm Blades 7 vs 6
Weight 465g vs 475g
Length 82mm vs 92mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.22m vs 0.35m
Max Magnification 0.36x vs 0.2x

Cons Of Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM and Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C
Weather Sealing No vs No

Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM vs Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM C All Features

General Canon 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM C
Brand Canon Sigma
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Canon EF-S Canon EF
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 17-85mm 17-70mm
Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Colour Black Unknown
Zoom Method Rotary (internal) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom No
Zoom Lock No
Zoom Ratio 5.0X 4.1X
Aperture
Max Aperture F4.0 – F5.6 F2.8 – F4.0
Min Aperture F22.0 – F32.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 6 7
Optics
Optical Elements 17 16
Optical Groups 12 14
Special Elements Super Spectra coatings 2 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, 1 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element, 3 aspherical glass lenses including double sided aspherical lens
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.35m 0.22m
Max Magnification 0.2X 0.36X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ring-type ultrasonic Micro-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes No
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes Unknown
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 475g 465g
Diameter 79mm 79mm
Length 92mm 82mm
Materials Plastic barrel, metal mount Plastic barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing No Unknown
Filter Thread 67mm 72mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focusing
Hood Supplied No Yes
Hood Code EW-73B LH780-03
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories Soft Case LP1116
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