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Aug 12, 2010 23:45 |  #16

dan_bgblue wrote in post #10711876 (external link)
Sigma 30mm f1.4

Excellent suggestion, but the Sigma stigma is a gamble.


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Aug 13, 2010 11:10 |  #17

I'll throw in my suggestion for the Tokina 11-16. Its as sharp as a prime plus you get the WA angle for group shots and you can go f2.8 for some flashless shots if there is enough light.




  
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Aug 13, 2010 11:28 |  #18

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Aug 13, 2010 11:31 |  #19

+1 on Sigma. I was deciding between the Canon 28 2.8 and Sigma 30 1.4 a couple of weeks ago.


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Aug 13, 2010 11:45 |  #20

I got my EF 28mm f/2.8 from eBay for $150 used. Not a bad lens. I should use it more often :) But right now I'm saving up for the Sigma 30mm 1.4 ;)


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Aug 13, 2010 11:53 |  #21

I also suggest the Tamron 17-50 2.8 Non IS. It is very sharp and a great lens on a 1.6x crop body otherwise I would say 28mm if you must.


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Aug 13, 2010 12:45 |  #22

I use my Tokina 11-16 at parties. It's a fun lens because you can get close to people once they're comfortable with you and everyone loves a nice distorted head shot at 11mm! The f/2.8 has proven to be invaluable indoors too.


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Aug 13, 2010 14:07 |  #23

Luminodio wrote in post #10712441 (external link)
Excellent suggestion, but the Sigma stigma is a gamble.

OP has a 7D so micro adjust is available if needed. Mine came out of the box focusing perfectly.


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Aug 13, 2010 14:50 |  #24

ctrlcctrlv wrote in post #10711111 (external link)
I personally got the 24L II for the purpose of indoors. 24mm is perfect for groups and not wide as to where distortion would obstruct my subjects. But yeah, it is a bit pricey :[

That lens is awesome. I bought mine because the Sigma 30 wasn't quite wide enough for my tastes. Thin DOF is tough for groups though and you just end up stopping it way down.


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Aug 13, 2010 15:56 |  #25

Sigma 30 1.4 or Canon 35 2.0.
2.8 is too slow for a prime


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Aug 13, 2010 16:00 |  #26

Considering you have the 20mm f2.8 on your list, your budget must be at least $450. With that budget, you really should be looking at one of the faster lenses in this range, such as the Sigma 30mm or the Canon 28mm f1.8. None of Canon's f2.8 primes are really any sharper than the f2.8 zooms in their price range.


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Aug 13, 2010 16:00 |  #27

crissoft wrote in post #10716280 (external link)
Sigma 30 1.4 or Canon 35 2.0.
2.8 is too slow for a prime

Oddly enough you have an f2.8 prime in your gear list! :)


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Aug 13, 2010 16:10 |  #28

dan_bgblue wrote in post #10711876 (external link)
Sigma 30mm f1.4

+1, just got my copy and I'm loving it! Works great in poorly lit places, with or without flash!


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Aug 13, 2010 16:16 |  #29

I'd go with the Tammy 17 to 50 2.8..I think you need faster glass and the zoom gives you more options for quick composition.


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Aug 13, 2010 16:53 |  #30

Sigma 20mm f/1.8

just kidding :|




  
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