Alex_Venom wrote in post #13407730
I guess he's saying the Sigma 30mm gives close enough performance for a fraction of the price.
While I do understand that, the Sigma has a few things keeping me away: as I said, I'll have to keep what I get, and the Sigma 30 is well known for having AF troubles. I can't risk that.
Besides, I'm planning to go Full Frame when the 1DX is released (probably with a 1DS 3), and the Siggy is only compatible with crop bodies.
Precicely, 90-90% of the lens for what, a fifth of a price? No brainer to me. Also imo this sigma quality control problem is blown out of proportion. I have three sigma lenses (2 old finish, 1 new finish) and they function perfectly out of the box.
dadgummit wrote in post #13408426
Any L Lens is not
wasted on a 7D unless you are one of the many people who think a full frame is the best thing since it is full frame and if you do not have full frame you should get full frame because it is full frame and I do not know the 7D's abilites because it is not full frame so you should get a full frame for no other reason than it is full frame... Yes the 5DII is great but the 7D is as well.
Personally I like the 35L on the 7D it has excellent IQ and the focus is always spot on with no focus shift. The 50L is excellent but it is more of a specialty lens and not as usable in as many situations both because of the longer focal length and the focus shift.
Uuuuuuh, what are you rambling about again? I mentioned the sig30 because its a fantastic lens, it will do what OP wants and it will save him money. Also, look at my sig, I OWN A 7D, relax. Not all of us can afford the best lenses, and sometimes the best lenses dont offer the best value. Unless OP is making lots of money on this lens through a photography business it makes little sense to own one. But he mentioned later that he will be upgrading to the 1D line so the 35L in that case makes sense.