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Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM vs Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM vs Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

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: APS-C / DX
  • Sony Alpha 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

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 55mm
  • Max Format:
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 210g.
  • Diameter: 70mm
  • Length: 69mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.25m
  • Max Magnification:0.34x

Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM

Our Winner: Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM over Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM

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
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front
Distance Scale Yes vs No

Pros Of Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM over Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Focal Length – Tele 55mm vs 50mm
Optical Zoom 3.10x vs 2.90x
Weight 210g vs 565g
Diameter 70mm vs 84mm
Length 69mm vs 92mm
Filter Thread 55mm vs 77mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m vs 0.28m
Max Magnification 0.34x vs 0.2x

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM vs Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Specs Table

General Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
Brand Sigma Sony
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Sony Alpha Sony Alpha
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 17-50mm 18-55mm
Image Stabilization Yes No
Colour Unknown Black
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock
Zoom Ratio 2.9X 3.1X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F3.5 – F5.6
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0 – F36.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 7
Optics
Optical Elements 17 8
Optical Groups 13 7
Special Elements 2 FLD glass elements 2 glass mold elements 1 hybrid aspherical lens unknown
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.28m 0.25m
Max Magnification 0.2X 0.34X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Micromotor
Full Time Manual No
Focus Method Internal Extending front
Distance Scale Yes No
DoF Scale No No
Distance Scale Yes No
Focus Distance Limiter No Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 565g 210g
Diameter 84mm 70mm
Length 92mm 69mm
Materials Metal mount Unknown
Weather Sealing No Unknown
Filter Thread 77mm 55mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focusing
Hood Supplied Yes No
Hood Code Unknown ALC-SH108
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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