9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great For Indoors & Low Light,
This review is from: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC HSM Optical Stabilised lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras with APS-C Sensors (Electronics)
After much deliberation I took the plunge and purchased the Sigma 17-50mm OS lens just before Christmas.
For my first chance to put it through its paces I took it and my Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 to the recent Autosport show in Birmingham. As far as image quality is concerned the Sigma was at least as good as the Tamron and it would take some severe pixel peeping to tell them apart. Where the Sigma wins hands down however is by having optical stabilisation, I was able to take many sharp images at 1/10th - 1/15th of a second shutter speeds at sensible ISO's without having to resort to using flash. There is no way I could do this with the un-stabilised Tamron I am just not good enough.
So far I am more than happy with my purchase, it is my best zoom lens for indoor/low light situations and I am sure that I will be using it a lot over the coming months.