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Sigma 30mm 1.4 vs Canon 28mm 1.8

 
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Mar 11, 2011 09:30 |  #1

I currently have the Canon 50mm 1.4 which I really like. With the 1.6 crop it tends to be a little telephoto for indoors so i'm looking at a wider angle prime to fill in as a normal lens. I've read a couple of reviews on these two, some giving Sigma the better review, others giving the Canon better. Costs are similar on Amazon currently.

http://www.kenrockwell​.com/sigma/30mm-f14.htm (external link)
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …X-DC-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)

Anyone here tried both and have another opinion?




  
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Mar 11, 2011 09:31 |  #2

Haven't tried the canon but recently got the siggy from amazon. Love it.


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Mar 11, 2011 09:31 |  #3

I've also looked at the Tokina 35mm 2.8 MACRO. It looks wonderful, but i'm not sure f2.8 is going to do it for me. Anyone have thoughts this lens as well?




  
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Mar 11, 2011 10:02 |  #4

IMO one point of having a prime is to have a faster aperture than you can have with zooms. With the tokina, you might as well just get a tamron 17-50 2.8, unless of course you want to use it as a macro as well. That said, it probably has better IQ than the others since its a macro lens.

I was choosing between the 30 1.4 and the 28 1.8 myself and considered the strong points of both lenses.
The sigma pros:
its closer to a 50mm FOV on FF (depends on what you want)
its faster (1.4 vs 1.8)
its sharper
it has better bokeh (subjective)
it has less CA
it comes with a hood and pouch whereas you'd have to pay extra for the canon ones


I weighed these pros against the canon's pros:
better AF
closer MFD
Full frame compatible

and decided the sigma was the better lens for me.


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Mar 11, 2011 12:18 |  #5

^Canon is also lighter and smaller.

I like the canon better. Sigma is a bit faster.




  
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Mar 11, 2011 15:40 as a reply to  @ bbss's post |  #6

i tested out both extensively in store before getting the sigma.

the canon feels like a typical canon lens. the usm is snappy. but the sigma is still fast, it just has a much different feel.

love the build quality of the sigma vs the canon and my sigma was super sharp. it never leaves my camera now aha.


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Mar 11, 2011 15:47 |  #7
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Sigma leaves Canon's 28mm in the dust. Either get a Sigma 30, or a Canon 35L (.....some day ;) )


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Mar 11, 2011 16:57 |  #8

I've got the Canon and it has been acceptably good for me. 1.8 is a little soft but by 2-2.2 it's very sharp. Focus is spot on and quick. I tried out the Sig 30 at the store and it was bigger and heavier (if that matters to you). Initial impression was that they are very close in image quality.




  
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Mar 11, 2011 17:17 |  #9

I love my Canon 28/f1.8 - I use it in so many situations and love the results! I am very happy with this purchase.


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Mar 11, 2011 17:30 |  #10
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f/1.4 gives you 2/3 of a stop vs f/1.8. Also, fast HSM, which is just as fast to focus indoors as the USM.
This will allow you to use ISO1000 vs 1600. I think it's definitely worth to go faster with f/1.4. In addition, I'm not even talking about the extra separation that f/1.4 creates. Simply amazing!


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Mar 11, 2011 22:24 |  #11

Side note: wouldn't it be great if Canon would step up and make an EF-S 30 1.4 or 1.8 with USM. I think it would be very popular. But, what do I know..




  
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Mar 12, 2011 03:24 |  #12

Yes it would, but it would have to be quite a bit better than the sigma (which would be difficult considering the sigma gives the 35L a run for its money in centre sharpness), or cheaper, for me to want it :)


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Mar 12, 2011 09:13 |  #13

I have had both at differnet point in time. Sigma 30 when I had 40D. And now I have Canon 28 on my 5D. Sigma is better lens EXCEPT AF consistancy. I once used it along with 17-40L. The L despite being F4, AF much more consistent than Sigma in just slightly low light situation. It hunted and couldn't lock often enough that I eventual sold it. If you are willing to take chance with Sigma, then try one.


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Mar 12, 2011 09:37 |  #14

My sister has the 28 1.8 and I have the 30 1.4. She's had her 28 1.8 for a while, and I picked up my 30 last year.

My sister and I both like the 30 more than the 28. However, since she already has the 28, there's not enough of a feature difference to want to switch. Both are great. For me when buying new, the Sigma was the better buy.

The only addition I'd point out is that the Sigma has a 4 year warranty and the Canon has a 1 year.


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Mar 12, 2011 10:25 |  #15

vzipper wrote in post #12004952 (external link)
Side note: wouldn't it be great if Canon would step up and make an EF-S 30 1.4 or 1.8 with USM. I think it would be very popular.

You mean because being EF-S it might be smaller? The 28 is already smaller and lighter than the Sigma, isn't limited to crop and has USM. I can't see why they would want to make a fast crop-only 30 when they already make a fast 28 that works for crop and FF.

Although it's only 2mm, I think 24-28-35 is a better spread than 24-30-35, since the difference is more pronounced at smaller FLs. So it's easy to see why Canon has built their lens lineup the way it it.


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