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Oct 23, 2011 15:32 |  #16

Photowise, Sigma 30 all day.

I loved that lens, but now I upgraded to FF. It's just amazing. Good bokeh, sharp, quiet, etc.




  
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Oct 23, 2011 22:16 |  #17

DarkMeans wrote in post #13293543 (external link)
If you're doing video, get a cheap old wide FD-mount (14mm/24mm/28mm, whichever is available) for cheap with the widest aperture you can find and put an EF converter on there, and it becomes a still pretty wide EF-mount.
This is the "extreme" budget solution.

Manual focus only shouldn't be a problem, plus you'll have manual aperture control, both of which I feel are key features for video.

I agree with this idea for video, but I'd go with something like an Olympus OM lens rather than FD-mount. Easy and cheap to convert the vintage Oly glass.


  
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Oct 23, 2011 22:37 |  #18

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I've also looked at the Sigma 30mm 1.4.

You just said the magic words, except you only looked and didn't buy it! Grab one, you'll love it.


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Oct 23, 2011 23:57 |  #19

get the 50 f1.8 AND 30 f1.4 :D (see sig)


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Oct 24, 2011 00:34 |  #20

DarkMeans wrote in post #13293543 (external link)
If you're doing video, get a cheap old wide FD-mount (14mm/24mm/28mm, whichever is available) for cheap with the widest aperture you can find and put an EF converter on there, and it becomes a still pretty wide EF-mount.
This is the "extreme" budget solution.

Manual focus only shouldn't be a problem, plus you'll have manual aperture control, both of which I feel are key features for video.

Yea I would avoid FD glass. Much easier to convert other mounts that won't require a glass converter.


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Oct 24, 2011 07:30 |  #21

DarkMeans wrote in post #13293543 (external link)
If you're doing video, get a cheap old wide FD-mount (14mm/24mm/28mm, whichever is available) for cheap with the widest aperture you can find and put an EF converter on there, and it becomes a still pretty wide EF-mount.
This is the "extreme" budget solution.

You could get a m42 mount lens for less than the FD variant including adapter, since the FD adapters are more expensive due to having glass elements in them, and you'd get better IQ from the m42 lens since there would be no extra glass in the way.


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Oct 24, 2011 07:45 |  #22

28 1.8 is a great lens. I've had bad experiences with sigma, but if you find one that works they are usually great. I think the 28 1.8 is cheaper, and has faster AF.


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Oct 24, 2011 08:21 |  #23

mjHession wrote in post #13297025 (external link)
28 1.8 is a great lens. I've had bad experiences with sigma, but if you find one that works they are usually great. I think the 28 1.8 is cheaper, and has faster AF.

The 28 1.8 is actually more expensive even without factoring in the extra cost of the hood. The only advantages it has over the sigma are: slightly faster AF, FF compatibility, slightly shorter MFD.


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