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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 vs Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 vs Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Canon EF-S Mount
  • Weight: 190g.
  • Diameter: 69mm
  • Length: 80mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.1x

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Top Features

  • 17-50mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 565g.
  • Diameter: 84mm
  • Length: 92mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.2x

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Our Winner: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 over Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Focal Length – Tele 55mm vs 50mm
Optical Zoom 3.10x vs 2.90x
Weight 190g vs 565g
Diameter 69mm vs 84mm
Length 80mm vs 92mm
Filter Thread 58mm vs 77mm

Pros Of Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM over Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
Focal Length – Wide 17mm vs 18mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Diaphgragm Blades 7 vs 6
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front
Distance Scale Yes vs No
Max Magnification 0.2x vs 0.1x

Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 vs Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Specs Table

General Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
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 18-55mm 17-50mm
Image Stabilization No Yes
Colour Black Unknown
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom No
Zoom Lock No
Zoom Ratio 3.1X 2.9X
Aperture
Max Aperture F3.5 – F5.6 F2.8
Min Aperture F22.0 – F38.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 6 7
Optics
Optical Elements 11 17
Optical Groups 9 13
Special Elements Optimised lens coatings to minimise ghosting and flare 2 FLD glass elements 2 glass mold elements 1 hybrid aspherical lens
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.28m 0.28m
Max Magnification 0.1X 0.2X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual No No
Focus Method Extending front Internal
Distance Scale No Yes
DoF Scale No No
Distance Scale No Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown No
Physical Specs
Weight 190g 565g
Diameter 69mm 84mm
Length 80mm 92mm
Materials Plastic barrel, plastic mount Metal mount
Weather Sealing No No
Filter Thread 58mm 77mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focusing
Hood Supplied Unknown Yes
Hood Code EW-60C Unknown
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories Soft Case LP814
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