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Dec 07, 2011 11:30 |  #1

Hey there,

I am struggeling with my decision on buying the right prime lens for my 60D. The nifty fifty is cool but often too "long", especially indoors and during any city visits.

I am considering following lenses:

35 f2 canon
35 f1.4 canon
35 f1.4 rokinon
24 f1.4 canon
30 f1.4 sigma

Of course the L-choices are great, but it would burn a bigger hole in my wallet than the other options. I am in love with the quality of the Rokinon, but afraid of the MF-only issue. The Sigma seems legit but seems to have some issues with sharpness and I am not too convinced with the IQ of it.

Any suggestions and help is really appreciated!

Thanks!


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Dec 07, 2011 11:42 |  #2

I have a Sigma 30mm and still find it to be a bit tight and tbh somewhat of a boring focal length. If I could afford it I would go with the 24L.


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Dec 07, 2011 11:52 |  #3
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+1 for a Sigma 30. I've had 2 copies: one for Nikon and one for Canon, and both were nothing short of great. Save your money, and invest $400 into a Sigma 30mm, and the rest into something else. No need to spend $1300 for 35L if you're on a crop.


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Dec 07, 2011 11:53 |  #4
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Also, consider getting Tokina 11-16mm after the Sigma, as well as a Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS ;) And after that you can go for a 70-200 f/4L IS

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Dec 07, 2011 12:21 |  #5

+ 1 for the sigma 30!

i tried the 28 1.8 and 35 2.0 .....doesn't come close to the sigma.



  
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Dec 07, 2011 12:25 |  #6

+1 for sigma 30 - and i've had the 50 1.4 canon and 28 1.8 canon


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Dec 07, 2011 12:26 |  #7

Really depends on if you gonna upgrade to FF.

If you had the money for the 35L, then i'd suggest sell ur 60D and go for 5dmkII+50mm f1.4 either canon or sigma.

Otherwise Sigma 30mm is a great FL for crop


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Dec 07, 2011 12:44 |  #8

Jaynez wrote in post #13508924 (external link)
Really depends on if you gonna upgrade to FF.

If you had the money for the 35L, then i'd suggest sell ur 60D and go for 5dmkII+50mm f1.4 either canon or sigma.

Otherwise Sigma 30mm is a great FL for crop


I had the Sigma 30mm when I was just shooting crop, it was a fantastic lens. When I got the 5D I sold it and got the Sigma 50, which is as good or better! :)


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Dec 07, 2011 12:45 |  #9

+1 for Sigma 30 if you do not have plans to go Full Frame in the future.


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Dec 07, 2011 12:49 |  #10

zeiss 35 f/2 on my 60D is superb


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Dec 07, 2011 13:20 |  #11

+x for the sigma. It doesn't have issues with sharpness that I'm aware of. Keeps up very nicely with the 35L.


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Dec 07, 2011 14:53 |  #12

+1 Sigma 30. It's a great all around lens. Sharp, pretty ideal focal length on crop, good for low light and produces beautiful background blur.


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Dec 07, 2011 15:20 |  #13

I think you'll have to go for the Sigma 30. The majority of the posts are vetting it.

I just got mine a week ago, and I have not been able to put it down.




  
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Dec 07, 2011 15:51 |  #14

junkbot wrote in post #13509711 (external link)
I think you'll have to go for the Sigma 30. The majority of the posts are vetting it.

I just got mine a week ago, and I have not been able to put it down.

i replied earlier in vote of sigma, but i'm actually shocked how many of us are liking our 30s..


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Dec 08, 2011 12:41 |  #15

thanks guys! it sound more promising than I thought. has anyone of you a direct comparison or have owned both lenses 35L vs. 30 sigma?

when I ready this thread I am really getting nervous. ;)

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1122355


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