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20/24mm lens for 60D

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Jan 16, 2014 16:58 |  #16

PhilD23 wrote in post #16611025 (external link)
I *do not* want a zoom, although I know the Sigma 18-35 (for example) is a fantastic lens, because I don't want the temptation of simply changing the focal length rather than changing where I'm standing, reframing the shot etc.

Understandable, but are you willing to give up IQ just to have a prime?, I think that might be the first time anyone has said "give up IQ to have a prime" not "give up IQ to have a zoom......anyways, moving on

If you compare the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 to other 20mm an 24mm primes under $1000 you will find that the sigma either kicks the crap out of the prime or at least win's in convincing fashion. The only prime that seems to be a contest with is the 24mm f2.8 IS and with that you're losing 1 1/3 stops of light, gaining IS but losing speed. Heck the IQ of the 18-35 seems to be just a little better then the 30mm Art too. Just some food for thought ;)

If you are absolutely dead set against a zoom then I'd say your money would be best served getting a used 24mm f1.4L. That might be the only prime, in that range and cost, that can compete with the 18-35

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Jan 16, 2014 17:11 |  #17

MalVeauX wrote in post #16609698 (external link)

Sigma 18-35 F1.8.

Nothing will compare in terms of width, range, sharpness is near equal to primes, with this constant aperture.

Right at your price range.

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Jan 16, 2014 18:04 |  #18

PhilD23 wrote in post #16609756 (external link)
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I should have made it clearer that I'm definitely not looking for a zoom, only a prime. I've enjoyed the way the 30mm Sigma has forced me to think about my shots a little more. (And in any case I already have the Canon 10-22 and 15-85). Of the Canon and Sigma primes, does anyone have good or bad experiences of using them on a crop sensor?

You already have the Canon 10-22mm Problem solved. It is a excellent lens.
My copy has amazing colors when I it is bright and sunny out. f 5.6 - f 10

Set this at 15mm. It is a similar FOV of the 24mm on Full Frame.
Set it as 22mm and it is a similar FOV as 35mm on Full Frame.
This helped me decide on which prime to get.
If I were you, I would only look at very fast primes, such as the 1.4 lenses
This is one of the main reasons I chose them over any other prime.
They can work in very low light, thiner DOF, and they are sharper at 2.8 than other 2.8 lenses.
I based my recommendations on my own experiences.

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Jan 16, 2014 18:55 |  #19

i know you've said you don't want it...but it's still the best lens for what you are looking for...

the sigma 18-35mm could easily allow you to replace your 30mm as well...get it, and a roll of duct tape, and when you want to go to prime mode, tape it in place...think of it as 17 primes in one package without the hassle of having to swap lenses...say you go to take a shot with your 30mm, and find it's too long...what's the difference between swapping to another lens, and zooming out with a zoom?

if the 24L is out of your price range, i think the only lens faster than f2.8 and wider than 24mm is the sigma 20mm f1.8
and here's how it compares to the sigma 18-35mm at f1.8... …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)

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