In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best Sigma lenses for Sony a58 cameras on the market right now. As usual, we have chosen to use the kind of budget that our readers normally report having when reaching out for help.
Both of the lenses that we will be featuring in this article beat both the performance and functionality of the standard kit lens while also being very budget friendly. You can click here if you want to check out higher price Sigma lenses for your a58 but we feel that the two we are featuring offer the best overall performance, especially for their price.
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The Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 DC OS HSM
The variable focal length offered by the lens offers some decent zoom lens functionality depending on your photography niche while also offering a low enough end to offer some excellent wide angle photography opportunities. That said, the higher end of the zoom functionality on this lens can be ideal for portrait photography but its zoom capabilities are not where near as good as the telephoto lens we will be covering next. That said, for its price, we think that the Sigma 17-50mm offers some amazing functionality for its price and will be able to meet the needs of the vast majority of our readers.
The image quality offered by the lens remains constant all the way up through its zoom range without any grain or distortion occurring and having an effect on your photograph. The lens also offers some excellent performance in both low light and variable light conditions with minimal monitoring putting it ahead of some competing lenses.
The Sigma 17-50mm also comes with an accurate, high-speed, and quiet hypersonic autofocus motor. It performs well all throughout the lenses zoom range but we would recommend that you double check your image when using the autofocus motor in lower light conditions as it can take a little longer to complete its process but still performs well.
If you are a perfectionist then it is nice to know that the manual focus and manual zoom ring on the lens is very easy to rotate allowing you to quickly tweak your image before capturing your photograph. One small drawback of the lens is that the texture of the body of the lens is similar whereas some competing lenses will have a smooth texture on the body while the rotatable rings are texturized allowing you to quickly and easily find them.
As more and more photographers are starting to further customize the performance of their lenses by choosing to invest in lens filters we thought that we would mention that the Sigma 17-50mm has a lens filter thread of 77mm. If you are looking to pick up some lens filters for your new lens then we would highly recommend that you check out the Gobe 77m filter range (Click here to check for product prices and availability) as it offers some excellent quality filters are a very budget-friendly price.
The Sigma 17-50mm can make a great addition to your camera accessories without the need to break the bank. We would recommend that any of our readers who own a Sony A58 and want to pick up a Sigma lens check it out and seriously consider investing in it.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 17-50mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Sigma 70-300mm
Although it is a more specialist mid to high zoom level lens, it still offers you some excellent image quality with your Sony A58. The Sony/Minolta variant of the lens linked to above will also natively fit your Sony A58 without the need for any additional converters or adapters either helping to keep the costs as low as possible.
The Sigma 70-300mm comes with a 58mm lens thread allowing you to easily source lens filters for it due to it having such a commonly used thread size. Although we would always recommend that you at least pick up a UV filter (Click here to check for product prices and availability) to help protect the front lens element on your new purchase, the lens comes with its own coating to help reduce any flare of ghosting and it does a surprisingly good job.
The aperture of the lens forces it to be a little light hungry in any low light or cloudy conditions but it still offers decent quality throughout its focal length in these conditions. The manual control rings on the lens for focus and zoom are easy to find due to having a different texture to the rest of the lens body and they are also responsive and easy to turn when needed.
If you are looking for a telephoto lens from Sigma to mount on your Sony A58 then we feel that you should definatly consider the Sigma 70-300mm. Its great performance and functionality coupled with its low price tag and excellent reputation make it the obvious choice.
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