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tkbslc
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Dec 11, 2012 17:48 |  #16

Trade 18-55 for Tamron 17-50mm f2.8

30mm is nice, but it's not very wide, which was suggested as a requirement.


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Dec 11, 2012 18:20 |  #17

tkbslc wrote in post #15355003external link
Trade 18-55 for Tamron 17-50mm f2.8

30mm is nice, but it's not very wide, which was suggested as a requirement.

True, the OP does seem to imply a zoom. My 30mm does very well indoors but it all depends on what your goals are.




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Gutterscum
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Dec 11, 2012 21:43 |  #18

Been offered a Sigma 30 1.4 $310pp with bag and hood.

Thoughts?


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Dec 11, 2012 22:10 |  #19

tkbslc wrote in post #15355003external link
Trade 18-55 for Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 ...

Look into the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 non-VC. They can be bought for $300-$350 range. Here is the lens sample archive for it.


http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=209580


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Dec 11, 2012 22:12 |  #20

tamron 17-50 or the sigma 30 f1.4


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Dec 11, 2012 22:36 |  #21

If you don't have one yet, get a flash. If you do have one, get another one. Your 60D features wireless flash control. How do you spell that? F-U-N.


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Dec 11, 2012 23:46 |  #22

mnphotos wrote in post #15354999external link
+1 on the Sigma 30mm f1.4.

+2 bw!


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Dec 12, 2012 00:27 |  #23

Gutterscum wrote in post #15355849external link
Been offered a Sigma 30 1.4 $310pp with bag and hood.

Thoughts?

It's great for shooting indoors w/ limited light & w/o flash. I used it for shooting bands and it produced great results, but had to zoom w/ my feet a lot.


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Dec 12, 2012 00:32 |  #24

For nice portait and fashion shots: 85mm f1.8.
For anything else low low light: Sigma 30mm f1.4


Canon 6D | S35mm f1.4 | 135mm f2 The rest: T3i, 20D, 15mm f2.8, 15-85mm, 24mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 85mm f1.8, 90mm f2.8 macro, 55-250mm.
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Dec 12, 2012 05:26 |  #25

Lordy me now I am torn between the Sigma 30 1.4 and the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8


Canon 60D gripped,70-200 2.8 IS, Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Tamron 15-55 2.8 non VG

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Rum ­ Maximus
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Dec 12, 2012 11:13 |  #26

Gutterscum wrote in post #15356783external link
Lordy me now I am torn between the Sigma 30 1.4 and the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8

The obvious solution is to sell that extra kidney of yours and get both.:twisted:


Micro4/3: : E-PL5 + VF-3 | Lumix 14mm ƒ/2.5 | Oly 14-42mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IIR | Lumix 45-150mm ƒ/4-5.6 | Oly FL-600R
M39/M42 : Super-Takumar 28mm ƒ/3.5 | Mir-1 37mm ƒ/2.8 | Super-Takumar 50mm ƒ/1.4 | Industar-50 50mm ƒ/3.5 | Petri CC Auto 55mm ƒ/1.8 | Jupiter-9 85mm ƒ/2 | Carenar 135mm ƒ/2.8 | Jupiter-37A 135mm ƒ/3.5 | SMC Takumar 200mm ƒ/4

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Dec 12, 2012 11:58 |  #27

matthew1371 wrote in post #15357708external link
The obvious solution is to sell that extra kidney of yours and get both.:twisted:

Better yet; sell both kidneys of someone else, and get a bunch of new glass.


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tkbslc
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Dec 12, 2012 12:00 |  #28

Before you resort to murder, perhaps you might consider running a Nigerian paypal scam?


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Nightdiver13
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Dec 12, 2012 12:05 |  #29

tkbslc wrote in post #15357886external link
Before you resort to murder, perhaps you might consider running a Nigerian paypal scam?

I think murder is more respectable.


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sdblade
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Dec 12, 2012 12:09 |  #30

I just bought the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and I'm very impressed with it. Great focal length for a crop sensor for indoor shots, fantastic image quality and fast!




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