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Canon 24f2.8 or 28f1.8u or 28f2.8 or 35f2.0 or Sigma24f1.8EX

by edge8 / March 27, 2005 1:58 PM PST

which ONE would you choose if cost is an issue? and which ONE if money is not an issue? thank you

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Canon Wide Angle Lenses
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 12:26 AM PST

You failed to say what type of camera you are going to use with the lens.

My answer is based on the Canon Rebel, 10D or 20D and that you already have the kit lens 18-55 mm F3.5

Budget: I wouldn't buy any - the kit lens will do. (just raise your ISO one step).
No Budget: None that you listed but would get the new Canon 24mm f1.4 (why? - good low light capability)


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yup, canon d rebel
by edge8 / March 28, 2005 1:59 AM PST

i tried using the kit at iso 1600 and it's very slow. do you think all those lenses are not capable? the 24mm 1.4L is too expensive. thanks

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Wide Angle Lenses
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 8:08 AM PST
In reply to: yup, canon d rebel

My decision was not based on a lens being capable.
It was based on being practical.

If you want wide angle and find that the kit lens is not bright enough, any of the brighter lenses you listed will be better, but only by two to three f-stops. You may find that is still not enough, if you are looking for faster shutter speed too.

You must be shooting in very low light.

Have you considered getting an external flash unit.
These units can easily cover 50 to 60 feet.


If you do not need wide angle and want a brighter lens; the most popular lens is the 50mm f1.8 which sells for about $80. There is also a 50mm f1.4 lens, which costs more. As far as photo quality, most owners say they are about equal. The f1.4 just lets in more light.


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sigma 24mm f1.8EX
by edge8 / March 28, 2005 10:09 AM PST
In reply to: Wide Angle Lenses

what about the Sigma 24mm F1.8EX? I'm trying to avoid shooting with flash.

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Sigma 24mm f1.8
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 29, 2005 4:09 AM PST
In reply to: sigma 24mm f1.8EX
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(NT) (NT) thanks
by edge8 / March 29, 2005 1:58 PM PST
In reply to: Sigma 24mm f1.8
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I know it isn't on your list but..
by wolfman224 / March 29, 2005 10:26 PM PST

I ended up going with a Tamron DI28-75 with 2.8 all the way through - love it. I can post links to a pic site if you are interested.


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I know it isn't on your list but..
by edge8 / March 30, 2005 2:39 AM PST

i'm actually buying the tamron 28-75 along with the wide prime. saw a lot of good reviews about it. but i think that f/2.8 will be inadequate in some situation. thanks for confirming the tamron 28-75. by the way, where did you buy your 28-75? there's some issues about the quality control

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