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Nifty Fifty and Sigma 30 1.4 Combo, sound ok?

 
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Mar 25, 2011 16:24 |  #1

Hey guys,

So I guess, I picked up a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 Non-VC a few weeks ago, but just sold it off again last week. I was not really satisfied with it, it was decent, but I just didn't want a zoom and it just didn't blow me away.

Before I picked it up, I wanted a Sigma 30 1.4 to cover the normal focal length, since my 50 1.8 is an 80 ish on my 40D.

Overall, is this a good combo? I just bought a 30 1.4 off here, which should be in by tomorrow, I feel like it will be a good combo for me, but I wanna see if I made a good choice, with two fast primes.

I pretty much just shoot when I go out with friends, more hobby than anything. I do want to save up for a Magic Drainpipe to cover the tele portion of ranges though.

Just looking at people's signatures around the forum, I don't see this combo often, but it's what I have now so I just want some reassurance o_o I'll also see how things are when the glass comes in tomorrow.

Please let me know of your opinions!




  
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Mar 25, 2011 16:26 |  #2

I have the sig 30 and canon 50mm f1.8 also, and i like the combo, however i dont use my 50 as much since having the 30, i think im gonna sell and purchase the sigma 85mm instead :)


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Mar 25, 2011 16:45 |  #3

I'd go 30 + canon 85, better spread, but the 50 1.8 is pretty cheap so...




  
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Mar 25, 2011 17:04 as a reply to  @ Bokehlicious's post |  #4

Beware of the 30mm - I thought the QC issues were myth but found out the hard way. Severe front-focusing.


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Mar 25, 2011 17:07 |  #5

I would do a 30mm plus a 100mm macro for a better spread and macro functionality.


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Mar 25, 2011 17:08 |  #6

I actually really loved the Sigma 30mm! Do it!




  
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Mar 25, 2011 17:11 |  #7

if everyone tells you it's a bad combo, how is that going to change that you already bought it?...wait till it gets to you, and see if it's a bad combo for you or not...i could see posting a thread like this before you bought...but not after it's already on it's way to you...


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Mar 25, 2011 17:25 |  #8

Bokehlicious wrote in post #12092598 (external link)
I'd go 30 + canon 85, better spread, but the 50 1.8 is pretty cheap so...

Oh! Thanks for the suggestion! I thought about the 85 before, just forgot about it, also to shoenberg3, I thought about that too, as in the 100, I guess I'll look into this as my next lens possibility. Will do a lot of research.

DreDaze wrote in post #12092789 (external link)
if everyone tells you it's a bad combo, how is that going to change that you already bought it?...wait till it gets to you, and see if it's a bad combo for you or not...i could see posting a thread like this before you bought...but not after it's already on it's way to you...

Well, I just want to see if it's decent Dre. If anything, I was going to pick up a 30 no matter what, and do something about the 50 if after shooting for a while, I realize it's not much use to me. It doesn't hurt to seek opinions.

Either way, I also know about AF issues, so I was looking for a used copy. The previous owner proved to me it was a legitimate copy, thus I bought it, so I'm hoping it's amazing!




  
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Mar 25, 2011 17:36 as a reply to  @ tsong's post |  #9

The previous owner proved to me it was a legitimate copy

There are fake ones?


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Mar 25, 2011 20:16 |  #10

BlacknBlue wrote in post #12092736 (external link)
Beware of the 30mm - I thought the QC issues were myth but found out the hard way. Severe front-focusing.

A simple trip to Gentec would have solved the issue and you'd have a sweet ass lens...


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Mar 25, 2011 20:29 |  #11

eleven11 wrote in post #12093714 (external link)
A simple trip to Gentec would have solved the issue and you'd have a sweet ass lens...

It boggles my mind that I should not expect near perfection for an optical instrument out of Japan.


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Mar 25, 2011 20:44 as a reply to  @ BlacknBlue's post |  #12

I have that combo. I never use the 50 after getting the Sigma 30. I would suggest getting the Canon 85 1.8 as well. Better range I feel.


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Mar 25, 2011 22:38 as a reply to  @ TTHX's post |  #13

Very funny thing.

When I had a 50d and sigma 30 and canon 50 1.8 I never used the 50mm.

Now that I have the full frame 5d with the canon 50mm 1.4 and canon 85mm 1.8 I hardly ever put on the 50mm 1.4.

I guess you just migrate to the better lens rather than the focal length when fl is so close together.


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Mar 26, 2011 02:28 |  #14

Hmm, dang, I guess it's starting to seem like the 30 will take over my life haha We'll see what happens, I've highly considered 85, and it seems most reasonable for me being a college student

Frugal wrote in post #12092936 (external link)
There are fake ones?

Well, I don't see the point in you asking that question Frugal; I stated that there were AF issues with many of these copies. He proved to me through his reputation on this forum, and through his website full of shots with the lens and professionalism through contact, building up his credibility, which caused me to feel like purchasing his lens was legitimate. Although it IS the internet, and anything could happen, I know I got lucky with a good seller haha




  
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Mar 26, 2011 03:30 |  #15

BlacknBlue wrote in post #12093759 (external link)
It boggles my mind that I should not expect near perfection for an optical instrument out of Japan.

Because IS failing on the 17-55 is near perfection?

tsong, just because it works fine for someone else doesn't mean it'll work fine for you, different camera bodies have different tolerances, his might be great, yours might front or back focus with the same lens.


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