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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM vs Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX HSM DC

 
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Apr 18, 2010 04:56 |  #1

If you had to choose one which would it be?


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Apr 18, 2010 09:04 |  #2

I don't get the question - you already list a 30f1.4 in your signature.
How do you like yours?




  
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Apr 18, 2010 09:08 |  #3

artyH wrote in post #10017135 (external link)
I don't get the question - you already list a 30f1.4 in your signature.
How do you like yours?

Well actually just like the question say's,, yes I do have it and it will be sold tomorrow seems like every sigma lens I buy needs to be sent in for calibration and I'm sick of it,,, I also just bought the EF 60 2.8 Macro and it is fantastic;0


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Apr 18, 2010 09:18 |  #4

Why do you ask then? :rolleyes:


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Apr 18, 2010 09:37 as a reply to  @ push pins's post |  #5

I ask because I want to buy the EF 28 1.8 and was wondering if it compared well to the sigma,, if not I will keep my sigma so I don't sell it for nothing, see after I got it calibrated it is a pretty sharp lens.


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Apr 18, 2010 09:41 |  #6

I chose Sigma :) - it was cheaper than 28mm and my copy was sharp and focused like it should right out of the box. IMHO it's not fair and hardly possible to compare directly a fast 'normal' lens with a short telephoto true macro lens - I have both and they are completely different lenses for different purposes.
imho send your Sigma for calibration if needs be and have fun with it, if you really aren't happy with your 30mm - sell it and get 28mm, you will gain faster AF and loose f/1.4 and lots of fun. I like Canon 28mm, but this lens is a bit dull imho.


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Apr 18, 2010 10:00 |  #7

algold wrote in post #10017248 (external link)
I chose Sigma :) - it was cheaper than 28mm and my copy was sharp and focused like it should right out of the box. IMHO it's not fair and hardly possible to compare directly a fast 'normal' lens with a short telephoto true macro lens - I have both and they are completely different lenses for different purposes.
imho send your Sigma for calibration if needs be and have fun with it, if you really aren't happy with your 30mm - sell it and get 28mm, you will gain faster AF and loose f/1.4 and lots of fun. I like Canon 28mm, but this lens is a bit dull imho.

I did have it calibrated and it is very sharp now, I was just thinking maybe canon lenses are better to be put on canon bodies (although my sigma focuses pretty fast anyway),, anyway after reading Lightrules review on both lenses maybe I shouldn't sell my sigma;)


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Apr 18, 2010 10:19 |  #8

Really? Again?

Threads about these two lenses and the Canon 35mm come up every other day, please open your eyes and see the search function on the top bar of the page..You'll find about 30 threads about the exact same comparison..




  
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Apr 18, 2010 10:33 |  #9

if it's calibrated and it's sharp and there is no back/front focus issues - keep it and have lots of fun with it. imho there is no all that much difference between Canon's USM and Sigma's HSM. USM is a tad faster (not sure about it) and may be a little bit more precise in low light, but I honestly can't see much difference. Both lenses are great, but the only 28mm I used was quite soft wide open and only picked up sharpness at f/2-2.2. My 30mm is good wide open and by f/2-2.2 is very sharp.


100D, 40D, 10-18 IS STM, 18-135 IS STM, Sigma 30/1.4, 40/2.8 STM, 60/2.8 macro, MP-E 65/2.8, 85/1.8, 70-200/4 L, 270EX, 430EX, MR-14ex, Metz 58 AF-1
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Apr 18, 2010 11:05 |  #10

AlexeyK wrote in post #10017413 (external link)
Really? Again?

Threads about these two lenses and the Canon 35mm come up every other day, please open your eyes and see the search function on the top bar of the page..You'll find about 30 threads about the exact same comparison..

My eye's are open and you really don't need to reply here with that kind of attitude....


Canon 5D III, EF 24-105 f4, EF 16-35 2.8 L II, EF 70-200 2.8 IS L II, EF 100 2.8 IS L, EF 2x III, EF 1.4x III, 500D 77mm close up filter, Kenko extension tubes set, SpeedLight 600 EX RT, Metz 58 AF-2, Pixel Kings, Benro C3780T Tripod, Benro G3 Ball Head.
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Apr 18, 2010 11:06 |  #11

algold wrote in post #10017464 (external link)
if it's calibrated and it's sharp and there is no back/front focus issues - keep it and have lots of fun with it. imho there is no all that much difference between Canon's USM and Sigma's HSM. USM is a tad faster (not sure about it) and may be a little bit more precise in low light, but I honestly can't see much difference. Both lenses are great, but the only 28mm I used was quite soft wide open and only picked up sharpness at f/2-2.2. My 30mm is good wide open and by f/2-2.2 is very sharp.

Ya I guess your right, thanks;)


Canon 5D III, EF 24-105 f4, EF 16-35 2.8 L II, EF 70-200 2.8 IS L II, EF 100 2.8 IS L, EF 2x III, EF 1.4x III, 500D 77mm close up filter, Kenko extension tubes set, SpeedLight 600 EX RT, Metz 58 AF-2, Pixel Kings, Benro C3780T Tripod, Benro G3 Ball Head.
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Apr 18, 2010 11:10 |  #12

When in doubt, just choose the lens that will look cooler on your camera


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Apr 18, 2010 11:35 |  #13

AlexeyK wrote in post #10017413 (external link)
Really? Again?

Threads about these two lenses and the Canon 35mm come up every other day, please open your eyes and see the search function on the top bar of the page..You'll find about 30 threads about the exact same comparison..

Really? Don't you think jumping down a guys throat when they've asked about comparing 2 lenses when you've done it yourself before is really bad form? :rolleyes:

OP - Since you've gotten your Sigma calibrated and it's as it should be, I'd just keep it and have fun with it. It's a great lens and everything I've read suggests it's on par with, if not better than the the Canon 28. Of course I am biased since I have the 30 and love it.


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