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Dec 26, 2012 13:31 |  #2071

JBFoto wrote in post #15409082 (external link)
absolutley.

Great..thanks

pkilla wrote in post #15409083 (external link)
^^^ this lens is perfect for group shots and everything else... Is really wide at 17mm

Thank you. That is good to know.

touji wrote in post #15409259 (external link)
I think it would be perfect for the situations you have laid out. But if you have the money to swing for the 17-55mm and aren't exactly looking to save, I would say go for the Canon. I do like the lens, but there are some quirks that I do have with the lens, such as the extremely short focus throw and lack of FTM. I've been so used to shooting with the Sigma 30 that sometimes, while my hand is on the zoom barrel, is also intruding on the focus barrel. During the focus, sometimes I prevent the lens from focusing because my hand is in the way. I'll learn to live with it, but if I had enough money to not have to worry about deciding between the Sigma or the Canon, I would have probably gone with the Canon. But the point being, the Sigma is one hell of a lens for what you pay for it.

Thanks for the info I appreciate it. Although touji made a good point but the warranty of the lens is also a big factor for me, I am convinced that this lens will really serve in my purpose. Thanks again. It is really highly recommended by others too.


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Dec 26, 2012 21:36 |  #2072

Peter2516 wrote in post #15409074 (external link)
I am seriously considering getting this lens after debating from canon 17-55mm or canon 24-105L....My main purpose for getting a new lens is to use indoor shots like in a groups, portraits....Someone recommended while gathering info about 17-55 and 24-105.

Now is this lens good for my purpose?

Thanks

I did lots of research (Canon, Sigma, Tamron) before settling on this lens. All the contenders had things I didn't like about them. This one seemed to be the best suited for what I wanted. To be honest, based on the situation you presented I don't think you'd be disappointed regardless of whether you bought the Tamron 17-50 non-IS/Canon 17-55/Sigma 17-50.

The Sigma does very well with center resolution even wide open. I don't regret my choice. If you plan on shooting your birding photos with this lens then the Canon will probably suit you a little better because the servo AF is reportedly a little better in that lens.

I dig this idea, I need to play with it in the future.

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Dec 27, 2012 08:12 |  #2073

Thanks for your input marm much appreciated. It is 619 plus tax and shipping I will wait for after the holiday.


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Dec 27, 2012 09:34 |  #2074

I was also between the mentioned lens, and previously owned the tammy 17-50 non-vc. I went w/ the Siggy and paid around $500 used, and I've been very pleased! Very nice weight and build, and I like to have the IS. I admit I haven't used it too much, but it's a nice piece of glass!


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Dec 27, 2012 09:59 |  #2075

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Dec 27, 2012 12:57 |  #2076

She's looking real healthy! Baby come on baby come on!


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Dec 27, 2012 16:13 |  #2077

One thing I disliked about the Canon vs Sigma, was that the Canon seems a little flat with color. The sigma seems to produce much richer colors than the Canon I tried out.




  
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Dec 28, 2012 05:00 |  #2078

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Dec 28, 2012 16:35 |  #2079

She looks better every time we see her :) ^^^


My wife murders more cotton balls than anyone I know LOL
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Dec 28, 2012 20:31 |  #2080

kiapolo wrote in post #15412228 (external link)
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Big girl now. Almost four and a half pounds! Getting ready to leave the NICU in a couple weeks!

Decided I would do a search for the sig and came upon your awesome pictures. What a great thing your doing here taking pictures of this little awesome lady thank:D you for sharing and congrats




  
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Dec 29, 2012 14:39 |  #2082

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Dec 31, 2012 14:52 |  #2083

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Dec 31, 2012 17:52 |  #2084

@marm you got me again what is that it looks like a face or something...


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Dec 31, 2012 18:19 |  #2085

pkilla wrote in post #15428795 (external link)
@marm you got me again what is that it looks like a face or something...

It's a self portrait made from rice. I should have upped the scale to make it more effective but I had to get 'er done since it was a photo of the day.

What once was full is now empty; the final hours of 2012 are trickling down the drain. I hope 2012 was everything you wanted.

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