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Canon 17-55 vs Sigma 17-50 - Web viewing, no pixel peeping, no enlarging prints

 
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Nov 24, 2011 22:29 |  #16

For web and standard sized prints? P&S?


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Nov 25, 2011 05:07 |  #17

melauer wrote in post #13447523 (external link)
but RTPVid's point is a good one.

No it isnt. Even on websized pictures things as motionblur, focal length and DOF are visible. All related to Aperture and focal length. So saying 'You cant justiy buying anything more expensive than the kit lens for web' is simply false.

What if i need 400mm? Or if I need Zoom, IS and 2.8? Or weathersealing, or USM ;) etc. There's more to a lens than its sharpness on any given resolution.

Purely on sharpness stopped down, then you wouldnt see the difference between a 18-55, 17-55 er even a prime.


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Nov 25, 2011 07:46 |  #18

muusers wrote in post #13448754 (external link)
...What if i need 400mm? Or if I need Zoom, IS and 2.8? Or weathersealing, or USM ;) etc. There's more to a lens than its sharpness on any given resolution. ...

Yeah, maybe he's going birding and wants to post his pics, or maybe he's shooting under the goal posts and needs a UWA, or maybe... :rolleyes:


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Nov 25, 2011 07:49 |  #19

Raylon wrote in post #13443058 (external link)
From all the research I have done, the Sigma comes out on top, which is why I have one now. The Canon is definitely not worth the extra $330.

From all the reviews I've seen and all the images I've viewed from these 2 lenses, I certainly agree with the above. I'd get the Sigma and put the $330 toward your next lens.




  
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Nov 25, 2011 08:00 |  #20

Get the sigma, save some money. Used both and found the sigma is just as good for cheaper.


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Nov 25, 2011 16:58 |  #21

Buy a compact camera.
G12 or S95-100 is enough




  
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