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Jun 20, 2011 11:19 |  #1

I was previously looking at purchasing a new lens (my first one). I currently use the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens with my 60D. I had made previous post about this but now am rethinking my plan.

I also like shooting flowers, my cats (indoor) and random indoor shots/low lighting shots.
I like shooting birds/wildlife. In the future I plan on attaining a 100-400mm for this.

I was thinking of getting the 50mm f/1.8 because of the low cost, but now decided to increase my budget to get better glass. Any recommendations?

I've been looking at these lenses to assist me with low lit/indoor shooting:
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (I hear there can be compatibility issues since it is not made by Canon).
Canon 28mm f/1.8
Canon 50mm f/1.4 (I like this one but I fear it may be a little long with the x1.6).

Or maybe I'm over-thinking it and I'd be more than happy with any of these.


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Jun 20, 2011 11:26 |  #2

Before you buy anything spend some time with your zoom at the lengths you are considering. Keep in mind that using a wider lens and shooting closer can lead to perspective distortion so make sure you can live with that (things closer to the lens are bigger, farther away smaller and thus potentially unflattering). As for the sigma, its not a compatibility problem but rather issues with quality control, some users have had to send their lenses back to sigma to be calibrated, after doing so they tend to be very good.




  
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Jun 20, 2011 14:57 |  #3

try the 50 1.8, you might really like what it can do. if you don't, you're not out much and can easily sell it.




  
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Jun 20, 2011 17:12 |  #4

rick_reno wrote in post #12627047 (external link)
try the 50 1.8, you might really like what it can do. if you don't, you're not out much and can easily sell it.

+1 ~ the lens itself even though cheap. its still nice optically. though on a cropper the length may be a little much indoors, outside its great :D. its fairly cheap so why not? problem you may have is after playing with it, you will only want faster glass :p

Regards to the sigma 30mm, the problem is that its meant for a cropper. not for FF.

If the current lens you have suits your needs then save up for the 100-400mm if you see yourself doing alot of birds/planes. sub for that would be a 70-200mm 2.8 with a 2x teleconverter ~ but you lose some IQ supposedly.

if i still had a cropper my ideal would be a 10-22mm (for wide), 50mm, 70-200mm (for reach) and a teleconverter

all depends on what you want to shoot :3


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Jun 20, 2011 17:20 |  #5

avidstarr wrote in post #12627751 (external link)
Regards to the sigma 30mm, the problem is that its meant for a cropper. not for FF.

if i still had a cropper my ideal would be a 10-22mm (for wide), 50mm, 70-200mm (for reach) and a teleconverter

The OP doesnt have a crop format - it's a 60D.

I do agree that a 10-22 or 70-200 would be good choices.

My only advice is dont buy cheap. You will have the lenses for a long time. You are more likely to change bodies much sooner. Put the money into something you wont outgrow. L glasss is usually a good choice.

I do love my 10-22 though!


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Jun 20, 2011 17:28 |  #6

NeutronBoy wrote in post #12627794 (external link)
The OP doesnt have a crop format - it's a 60D.

Huh?

:confused:


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Jun 20, 2011 17:30 |  #7

avidstarr wrote in post #12627751 (external link)
Regards to the sigma 30mm, the problem is that its meant for a cropper. not for FF.

The 60D is a cropper:p:p




  
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Jun 20, 2011 17:31 |  #8

NeutronBoy wrote in post #12627794 (external link)
The OP doesnt have a crop format - it's a 60D.

I do agree that a 10-22 or 70-200 would be good choices.

My only advice is dont buy cheap. You will have the lenses for a long time. You are more likely to change bodies much sooner. Put the money into something you wont outgrow. L glasss is usually a good choice.

I do love my 10-22 though!

60D is a crop camera.....:rolleyes:


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Jun 20, 2011 17:36 |  #9

Fricks wrote in post #12627839 (external link)
The 60D is a cropper:p:p

i was referring to his question regarding the problem.
i cant use it on my 5d T-T


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Jun 20, 2011 17:40 |  #10

avidstarr wrote in post #12627871 (external link)
i was referring to his question regarding the problem.
i cant use it on my 5d T-T

You dint mention any where that you were talking about the 5d. And the problme that the op stated was that he wants to find a low light lens for taking shots indoors.




  
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Jun 20, 2011 18:01 |  #11

Get the 50 1.8 to start and add on a 30 later on.


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Jun 20, 2011 18:01 |  #12

Fricks wrote in post #12627891 (external link)
You dint mention any where that you were talking about the 5d. And the problme that the op stated was that he wants to find a low light lens for taking shots indoors.

FF = Full Frame ~ 5d implied

Greg, dont let the low cost of the 50mm 1.8 fool you. Examples below
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=186207

i want to suggest the 24mm but that may be over budget D;


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Jun 20, 2011 18:02 |  #13

have you considered adding an external flash?
i'd rather have 50mm f1.8, and an external flash than the 50mm f1.4 by itself...


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Jun 20, 2011 18:03 |  #14

avidstarr wrote in post #12627993 (external link)
FF = Full Frame ~ 5d implied

Greg, dont let the low cost of the 50mm 1.8 fool you. Examples below
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=186207

i want to suggest the 24mm but that may be over budget D;

Oh is that what FF is thanks




  
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Jun 20, 2011 19:53 |  #15

I love my 30 1.4, it is and will remain, one of my favourite lenses.


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