This is my new DSLR lens. It’s from the Sigma “Contemporary” range, has a focal range of 17-70mm, and will replace the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my Nikon D5100 camera. This lens is also classed as a Macro, so in practive it might also replace my 40mm Nikon Macro lens.
The “SIGMA 17-70mm ‘C’ F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM” wasn’t cheap, but I found a good deal on eBay. You can feel the quality just by holding the lens in your hand, especially compared to the kit lens. That quality also brings with it some extra weight, so hopefully my arms wont get too sore when shooting for extended periods.
So far I’ve only taken a few test shots with the new lens around home and put them on Flickr, along with a few “unboxing” shots. I’d say that most of my DSLR photos from now on will be taken with this lens, it’s a ripper!