Sigma have also picked up an award at the EISA event with their 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM lens.

From the official press release:
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that the 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM, a large aperture standard zoom lens introduced to market in December 2009, has won the “EISA 2010-2011 European Lens” award.

The EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) awards are chosen annually by panels representing nearly 50 prominent Photo, Video and Audio magazines from over 18 European countries. All Panels work separately, but are under contract to the European Imaging & Sound Association.

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As an all-round lens for a APS-C format cameras, the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM is an excellent choice that offers exceptional value for money. For optical quality this wide-to-standard zoom can match lenses that cost three times as much. This extremely well made lens features an excellent image stabilisation system and a silent ultrasonic focus motor that offers speed as well as quiet operation. Designed for macro photography, as well as everyday use, it offers a maximum magnification of 1:2.7 and a closest focus distance of just 22cm. This lens has also won the “TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) 2010 Best Entry Level Lens”.

The Sigma Corporation will continue the development of outstanding products that will answer the wide variety of needs of customers in the future.

For more information on this lens click here.

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