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Should I buy the Sigma 24 F1.8??

 
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Jun 20, 2012 14:31 |  #1

is it worth buying the Sigma 24mm f1.8??? I cant afford to get the Canon 24f1.4L. and I really like to pick up a 24 prime. Yes I have seen images in POTN and have read many many threads on this topic. I still cannot decide. Its gonna be use with the Canon 5D Mark II and the 5D Mark III.. :) thanks

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Jun 20, 2012 14:47 |  #2

I'd hold out for a 24Lmk2 or even 24Lmk1before getting a sigma 24mm.

I'm contemplaing on buying a 5dmk3 only because I've reached my goal of getting the FL I wanted.

If I was in your shoes I'd go with a used 24Lmk1. For me its the confidence in landing the shot with a proven lens...especially for a wedding photog.


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Jun 20, 2012 14:57 |  #3

I had it, I sold it...

Its an okay lens, but its AF was ssssssssllllllooooooow​wwwww and you have to 2 step process when going from MF to AF which I really disliked.

In the end I just never used it, so I sold it. But it is a solid performer.


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Jun 20, 2012 15:34 as a reply to  @ MattD's post |  #4

I would not, rather wait and save for an L


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Jun 20, 2012 15:50 |  #5

I agree with everyone else. I would rather save up for the 24L, which is what I am doing!


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Jun 20, 2012 16:28 |  #6

that's good enough reason for me not to get it then. plus i dont like SLOW AF. thanks you guys are awesome!!!


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Jun 20, 2012 18:02 |  #7

It's just been discontinued this week, but the EF 24/2.8 might be worth a look and is still generally available. There are quite a few sample images here.

Main complaints... it's not a USM lens, so focus is a bit noisy. And the manual focus ring is pretty narrow.

I've used a variety of 24mm lenses in various camera systems over the years. A couple have been f2.0, but most have been f2.8. That's usually fast enough for a wide lens. Probably makes for a sharper, more easily corrected lens than one that stretches the limits in order to have a big aperture.

Reasons I don't have the EF 24/2.8 now are that I've got the focal length covered with two zooms and a tilt shift lens, plus have the 20/2.8 and 28/1.8. Didn't feel the lack of a 24mm for 5 or 6 years while shooting only crop sensor cameras... but sometimes I do now, shooting full frame. I don't really want a big, heavy, expensive f1.4 lens. I wish Canon would make one maybe no faster than f2, but f2.8 would have been fine, too, if it had USM. IS isn't necessary either, especially if it helps keep the lens affordable.

It isn't available yet, but just judging from the MTF charts, the new 24/2.8 USM IS isn't much of a replacement, doesn't bring anything dramatically new to the table in terms of IQ... Especially considering its $850 price tag (more than double the list price of the non-USM/IS lens). Maybe I just don't get what Canon is trying to accomplish with the two new, pricey, IS wide primes.


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Jun 20, 2012 21:59 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #8

I'd sell you a Sigma 28mm f/1.8 BUT....

You would not want it because my Sigma will not work on any camera newer than the Canon 10D and Sigma will not/cannot update the lens to make it work. That is the problem with Sigma's reverse engineering....


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Jun 21, 2012 02:16 |  #9

RPCrowe wrote in post #14609182 (external link)
You would not want it because my Sigma will not work on any camera newer than the Canon 10D and Sigma will not/cannot update the lens to make it work. That is the problem with Sigma's reverse engineering....

WHAT?


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Jun 21, 2012 08:37 |  #10

maybe i'll pick up a used 24 f2.8 to mess around w/


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