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Sep 04, 2011 01:06 |  #1

Please help. I am getting a monster paycheck next week, and It is time for some new glass! After buying a nifty fifty I have learned that zooms are overrated, and that i am a prime junky. Every possible choice I research seems to have it's own strengths. I love my nifty fifty, but on my crop body, it is a bit too long sometimes (most of the time). I also have the kit 18-55IS, and 55-250IS.

WHAT PRIME NEXT?! I have been looking primarily at Sigma 30mm, Sigma 28mm 1.8, Canon 28 1.8, and sigma 24mm 1.8

can anyone help me narrow this down? It seems that 24mm might be logical to fill the gap in focal length, and plan on 100mm in the near future. I know this post is rambling, but everytime I think I have found my next lens, someone recommends one of the others in the pictures thread. HELP!




  
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Sep 04, 2011 01:19 |  #2

Monster paycheck? 35L then! :)


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Sep 04, 2011 01:25 |  #3

haha, maybe not that much of a monster...




  
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Sep 04, 2011 01:28 as a reply to  @ Brules's post |  #4

You probably can't go wrong with any of those primes. I'm familiar with the sigma 30mm and canon 28mm. Both are nice. One other point, are you using your kit lenses to represent the limitations of zooms? Because that would be a mistake. Primes win in the speed and IQ areas for sure, but you've got considerable room for improvement with your zoom collection.




  
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Sep 04, 2011 01:59 |  #5

i know my zooms are rubbish, but after seeing the IQ and shooting with speed most zooms just wouldn't cut it for me. my spending limit will be 700




  
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Sep 04, 2011 02:00 |  #6

the 35l looks really nice, but would it be a bit too long to balance my lens selection?




  
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Sep 04, 2011 02:05 as a reply to  @ ORboarder's post |  #7

Love my 50mm 1.4 on my t3i


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Sep 04, 2011 02:46 |  #8

Brules wrote in post #13048188 (external link)
Monster paycheck? 35L then! :)

ORboarder wrote in post #13048262 (external link)
the 35l looks really nice, but would it be a bit too long to balance my lens selection?

Then 24L II + T2i ;)

Those from the same setup for me:

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Sep 04, 2011 06:55 |  #9

X_tan that is obviously an incredible lens, but is financially not possible.

I think I am leaning towards the sigma 30mm. Although it is closer to my 50 than I would like, I really like the photo's it's capable of.
Should I get this and add a 24mm later?




  
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Sep 04, 2011 07:03 |  #10

ORboarder,

I have no experiment with Sigma 30mm and I can't tell.

Just keep in mind Sigma 30mm only works on crop camera from what I read.


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Sep 04, 2011 09:16 |  #11

I love my sigma 30mm, one of my all time favourite lenses. You really can't go wrong with it.


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Sep 04, 2011 10:03 |  #12

I like my Canon 35f2. It is sharp and has fast and accurate AF. If I wanted to shell out lots of money and didn't mind the weight, I'd go for the L version.




  
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Sep 04, 2011 10:08 |  #13

X_Tan, you live in a beautiful city.... I was there for vacation last August and awesome....!

Btw, I love 24L II, need to save every single penny for this lens!


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Sep 04, 2011 14:53 |  #14

ORboarder wrote in post #13048736 (external link)
X_tan that is obviously an incredible lens, but is financially not possible.

I think I am leaning towards the sigma 30mm. Although it is closer to my 50 than I would like, I really like the photo's it's capable of.
Should I get this and add a 24mm later?

I suggest you'd consider a used 24 F/1.4L Mk I in that case.

The difference between the Mk II and Mk I is really mostly in the edges, which you won't see with a crop camera.

I don't know what they are currently going for, but I would expect that you'd only have to save a little more to get one. Totally worth it.

HTH, kind regards, Wim


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Sep 04, 2011 15:46 |  #15

maybe look into MF lenses, which you can find for cheap, then save for nice L glass.


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