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Oct 29, 2009 11:50 |  #1

Does anyone know anything about this lens? I found a used one but Iwasn't sure if it would mount to a 40D.


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Oct 29, 2009 12:10 |  #2

Not sure 24 qualifies as super wide. What is the entire name of this lens? Some older SIgma will not work on newer bodies. Or, a link to the one you saw.


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Oct 29, 2009 15:07 |  #3

As far as I know, Sigma 24mm f/2.8 Super-Wide Macro Lens, is the name. Yeah 24 isn't very wide, but I was interested in a 24 prime for a crop camera (and it's cheap). Because it's called "super-wide" I'm afraid it's an old film mount and won't fit my 40D.


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Oct 30, 2009 09:03 as a reply to Apollo.11's post |  #4

If it's an autofocus Canon mount, it will "fit".

If it's really old, it might not "work" (so you might have to use manual focus/shoot wide open) even if it mounts.

You can shoot 24mm @ f/2.8 with your 17-55, so not sure what you'd be gaining, but it's your money ;)

And 24mm isn't that much different than 30mm (since you have the 30/1.4)

They call it "Super-Wide" because 24mm on a film camera is just at the end of the "Super Wide" range (24mm on a film camera gives you the same FOV as a 15mm on your 40D)




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Oct 30, 2009 11:55 |  #5

egordon99 wrote in post #8923730external link
If it's really old, it might not "work" (so you might have to use manual focus/shoot wide open) even if it mounts.

You can shoot 24mm @ f/2.8 with your 17-55, so not sure what you'd be gaining, but it's your money ;)

And 24mm isn't that much different than 30mm (since you have the 30/1.4)

Yeah, I think I'd have to manual focus on it. The only reason I was interested was the guy only wanted $40. You're right, I have plenty good glass in that focal range. I passed on the lens. Thanks for the input.


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Oct 30, 2009 12:00 |  #6

Are you sure? I'm trying to calculate the odds that an old 24/2.8 lens at $40. will be sharper than your 17-55/2.8 IS lens.


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Oct 30, 2009 12:18 |  #7

gasrocks wrote in post #8924598external link
Are you sure? I'm trying to calculate the odds that an old 24/2.8 lens at $40. will be sharper than your 17-55/2.8 IS lens.

Agreed. I didn't buy the lens.


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Apr 12, 2010 22:54 |  #8

I just received this lens today. It works nicely on the 20D. I do see that many people as well as myself have experienced that any aperture other than 2.8 displays "Error 99," which I feel is the only short coming so far.




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Apr 13, 2010 06:49 |  #9

I got it recently on eBay for 31 euros. Soft wide open needing to dial in +7 on my 5DII for accurate focusing. Noisy as anything but what do you expect for an ageing lens. Why did I buy it? Was a good idea at the time but i won't be using this at all. Vignetting is bad too. I guess it's my next lens to open up and see what's inside.


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