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May 01, 2012 03:16 |  #1

guys , finally upgrade my t2i to 60D , very happy with the upgrade pairing with my tamron 17-50mm f2.8

So now i got the 17-50mm f2.8 & 50mm f1.8 , should i sell off the 50mm f1.8 and get 85mm f1.8 or sigma 30mm f1.4??

Since both sigma 30mm & 85mm f1.8 is around the price.

Alot of review saying that 85mm f1.8 will be very hard to frame because it will be 136mm on crop , if talking about 30mm and 85mm , i think i will use MORE the 30mm range rather than 85mm for daily use.

60D got no micro Adjustment , so purchase 3rd party lens such as sigma is abit risky :confused::confused:

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May 01, 2012 03:35 |  #2
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There's a huge difference between the focal length of 30mm and 85mm......

What do you shoot mainly? One can't give any recommendation without knowing what you want to do with it....


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May 01, 2012 03:50 |  #3

kin2son wrote in post #14358484 (external link)
There's a huge difference between the focal length of 30mm and 85mm......

What do you shoot mainly? One can't give any recommendation without knowing what you want to do with it....

Actually i wan addition primes is for Light Walk Around lens, i dunno the Sigma 30mm f1.4 will make different compare to tamron or not , Worth to get the extra ???


because some recommend me not to get the 30mm , 50mm primes , they saying tamron 17-50mm f2.8 can do the job , so they recommend me to take 85mm in case i NEED it. I mostly shooting indoor , so 85mm will be very tight for me. I'm not sure when i NEED it , my fren telling me to purchase and sure will be use in future , But i dont wan to purchase something that LESS use and end up keep in drybox :oops::oops:

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May 01, 2012 04:01 |  #4
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chongkiat wrote in post #14358547 (external link)
maybe u could recommend me after u see my flickr?

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I can see a lot of indoor shots on your flickr....Tamron is great if you pair it with an external flash. Sigma 30 is great too if you want shallow dof, at tight spaces or where flash isn't allowed.

The 85 1.8 will be close to useless indoor. However it truly shines in outdoor ;)

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It's just different tools for different situations...

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May 01, 2012 04:51 |  #5

Stick with what you have until are sure it is preventing you from achieving what you want. Then you'll know more about what to buy.




  
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May 01, 2012 05:21 |  #6

85mm f1.8 can give so nice dof , but as kin2son say , it will be really useless for indoor shooting =.=" , Seen like the 30mm will be more useful for indoor shoot

@xarqi : i will stick to my tamron and fix it at 30mm and use it for my weekend shooting , reason i wan get prime is for casual shooting , 60D + tamron is quite heavy , i believe 60D + sigma 30mm would be good combo for normal family shooting


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May 01, 2012 05:26 |  #7
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chongkiat wrote in post #14358747 (external link)
60D + tamron is quite heavy , i believe 60D + sigma 30mm would be good combo for normal family shooting

60D + Tamron is heavy?? The Tamron is tiny:rolleyes:

Wait until you try a 5DmarkII with grip + 70-200mkII....

Sigma 30 isn't much smaller or lighter, it's very solidly built.


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May 01, 2012 05:32 |  #8

For me , 60D + tamron is quite heavy , that the reason i choose 60D over 7D when doing upgrade , alot ppl will normally go from rebel to 7D / 5DmarkII , since i doing family shoot , the 60D with 9 CROSS-TYPE AF fit my need.

Need to try carefully when purchase the sigma 30mm , because 60D got no micro adjustment , should i bring along the FOCUS TEST CHART when purchase this lens?


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May 01, 2012 08:20 |  #9

I recommend the Canon 35f2. I use it on my 60D, T2i and previously on the XS. It worked great on all of these bodies. AF is fast and accurate. I also have the 85f1.8, but mainly use it outside. It is a bit long inside on a crop body, at least in my house. I also have the Canon 50f1.4, but the 35 gets more use.




  
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May 01, 2012 09:18 |  #10

u recommend the canon 35mm f2 more than the sigma 30mm f1.4 ? 35mm f2 got no silent focus motor right?


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May 02, 2012 09:33 as a reply to  @ chongkiat's post |  #11

I have a 50D and a Sigma 30mm and like that combination very much. I will say that I did have to dial in +4 on the Sigma to get it sharp at f/1.4.

If you're able to physically test a few Sigmas before buying, then I would do that. I'm not sure about taking a focus test chart. If you're testing at f/1.4, it's not quite as simple as just firing off a few photos at a test chart.

There are certainly people more experienced than me here, but I would take a few photos in the shop of people, focusing on one eye, and I would also take a few photos of something on a wall. This allows you to check focus on a flat plane. Of course, you want to be shooting perpendicularly to the subject (especially at f/1.4) when shooting flat surfaces. Just do that as best you can, since it probably won't be practical to set it up on a tripod.

I would recommend bringing a laptop so you can see the full-sized photos there in the store.

And of course, check the store's return policy in case you find out later that it's not as sharp as you thought.

And last, you can send in the Sigma for calibration. That can be a hassle (depending on where you live), but many have found it worth it.

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May 02, 2012 09:55 |  #12

Personally on a crop sensor, what I wanted in a first prime: I want a fast prime for available light shooting when my 17-55 wasn't fast enough.

Back then the 50/1.8 wasn't a good fit for me because I didn't need a short telephoto that often. The 35/2 makes a much better fit since you get back that roughly 50mm perspective.


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May 02, 2012 10:36 |  #13

thank for the feedback , i think i will becareful when purchase the sigma 30mm , really thank for the help


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May 02, 2012 10:45 |  #14

the sigma 30mm, and tamron weigh virtually the same...if weight is an issue, why did you go to a 60D...the t2i is a good enough camera...


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May 02, 2012 10:56 |  #15

DreDaze wrote in post #14366550 (external link)
...if weight is an issue, why did you go to a 60D...the t2i is a good enough camera...

I was wondering about that as well.


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