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May 12, 2012 12:35 |  #31

Andriy wrote in post #14416765 (external link)
Canon 28 f/1.8 :p

+1........My choice aswell


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May 12, 2012 14:27 as a reply to  @ Dustman's post |  #32

Best walkaround prime on crop , 24mmL II!


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May 12, 2012 14:30 |  #33

The Warlock wrote in post #14421485 (external link)
Best walkaround prime on crop , 24mmL II!

Do you use the 24L for this or your 17-40L? How do you like the 17-40?




  
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May 12, 2012 14:47 as a reply to  @ artyH's post |  #34

After i got the 24mm, the 17-40 has gotten very little use, i use it only when i need wider than 24mm, when i need longer, i use the 50L. The 17-40L is a good lens, Nice contrasts and colours, and no extending. I like it alot, way better than my ex 17-55.


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May 12, 2012 16:09 as a reply to  @ The Warlock's post |  #35

I think anything in the 24-35mm range is perfect for walkaround on crop...

...which is what 95% of people are responding with


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May 12, 2012 16:34 |  #36

pkilla wrote in post #14420972 (external link)
Where is the sigma 30mm with IQ compared to the sigma 17-50

This.

I already have a sigma 17-50. It's great but I want a prime lens to mess with for the bigger aperture and better IQ?




  
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May 12, 2012 20:41 |  #37

Sigma 30mm


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May 14, 2012 09:35 as a reply to  @ Raymate's post |  #38

Another vote for the Sigma 30mm. I thought I might have gotten a bad copy, but a bit of time testing and tweaking the MA on my 50D got it dialed in to where I'm really happy with it.

My walkaround used to be the 60mm macro, but it was just a little too long, especially for indoor shots. I do like it for macro though, of course.

On a crop, I think 50-60mm is an iffy focal length, for me personally. It somehow seems to be both a little too long and a little too short.

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May 14, 2012 11:04 |  #39

The Canon 28mm f/1.8 was my choice. I didn't want to play the Sigma lottery, and also wanted a lens that would also work on a full frame body. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is for crop bodies only.


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May 14, 2012 12:00 |  #40

Scott M wrote in post #14429525 (external link)
The Canon 28mm f/1.8 was my choice. I didn't want to play the Sigma lottery, and also wanted a lens that would also work on a full frame body. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is for crop bodies only.

+1........I use my Canon 28mm 1.8 on my full frame body and on my crop body camera, I love it on both, but I do use it 75% of the time just as my walk around lens on my crop. This was the main reason of purchasing it over the Sigma for me too, compatability with all my gear.


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May 14, 2012 12:04 |  #41

I really enjoy using my 35mm F/2. Sharp and gives good DOF.


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May 14, 2012 12:53 |  #42

mm so if I already have a sigma 17-50, do you guys think I will need the 30mm 1.4 much? I'm afraid it's going to be too redundant.




  
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May 14, 2012 13:14 |  #43

swang9 wrote in post #14430114 (external link)
mm so if I already have a sigma 17-50, do you guys think I will need the 30mm 1.4 much? I'm afraid it's going to be too redundant.

Depends how often you shoot in low light or need more than 2.8. I had the 17-50 and the 30mm but sold the 17-50. For me i'd rather have the ability to go down to 1.4 if needed rather than the zoom range. For your style of shooting the zoom might be more important, it just depends what you're after.




  
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May 14, 2012 13:46 |  #44

Actually I mostly use a zoom as a walk-around lens....

However, for street shooting where I wanted something smaller and more unobtrusive (for example), here's another vote for the Canon 28/1.8 USM. It's a good lens and might be the smallest Canon USM prime. (I'd have my 20/2.8, 50/1.4 and 85/1.8 in my camera bag, though... at least!)


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May 14, 2012 13:54 |  #45

24L for me but that costs more than any apsc camera so duno if it's worth it. Too bad they don't make wide angle primes that are affordable..


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