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Canon 28mm 1.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4 or canon 24mm 2.8?

 
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Mar 07, 2010 12:38 |  #1

im thinking of picking up a wide prime for to use as a general purpose prime for a crop... the three iv looked at are...

Canon 28mm f1.8
Canon 24mm f2.8
Sigma 30mm f1.4

What would you guys recommend? :)


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Mar 07, 2010 12:41 |  #2

I now I'm new here, but still..
If you click the search button you'll find 50 other threads about the same thing, exactly the same thing..

And Sigma 30 is the best choice, or Canon 35L..




  
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Mar 07, 2010 12:51 |  #3

Ahh thanks :D


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Mar 07, 2010 13:02 |  #4

I'm in the same boat. The Canon 28 f1.8 and Sigma 30 f1.4 seem to be the most mentioned primes in that range. Another lens that I've noticed, but isn't mentioned much, is the Sigma 28 f1.8. It's the least expensive of the lot, but doesn't seem to get much mention here in the forum.




  
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Mar 07, 2010 13:08 |  #5

I've had the sigma 30 which I've been very happy with, it's a great and a sharp lens from 1.8-2.0 onward, and acceptable wide open. But it has also the best build and accessories.

I don't know much about the Sigma 28, but DON'T get the 20mm/1.8 from Sigma though..
At least not if you'd like to use it for portraits, or you like good bokeh: http://www.pbase.com/s​sanneru/image/93312912 (external link)




  
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Mar 07, 2010 13:16 |  #6

crn3371 wrote in post #9746505 (external link)
I'm in the same boat. The Canon 28 f1.8 and Sigma 30 f1.4 seem to be the most mentioned primes in that range. Another lens that I've noticed, but isn't mentioned much, is the Sigma 28 f1.8. It's the least expensive of the lot, but doesn't seem to get much mention here in the forum.

Because it is huge and slow focusing, mainly. It has killer MFD, though, one of the primary shortcomings of the 30mm f1.4.

For me, I would pick 28mm f2.8 if you want cheap, sharp, and lightweight, 30mm f1.4 if you want best sharpness, color and speed, 28mm f1.8 if you want full frame compatibility and/or best AF. 35mm f2 is another options, but I think it is usually too expensive to consider over the others.


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Mar 07, 2010 13:25 |  #7

Sigma 30mm 1.4 all your life! If you get a good copy it is wonderful ! I love mine!




  
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Mar 07, 2010 15:40 |  #8

My friend swears by his Sigma 30/1.4. I've seen too many backfocusing issues on these forums and reviews. IF you get a nice one, it should be great, but I didn't want to deal with that so I went with the Canon 28/1.8. SOLID LENS!!!


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Mar 07, 2010 17:47 |  #9

i am the friend with the 30/1.4 it stays on my 40D for more than 90% of the time. you won't regret it.




  
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Mar 08, 2010 05:40 |  #10

lol, ooooh choices choices haha... i want it for doing some video on my 7D, but dont want to byuy the 35L or the 24L at this point... although i probably will do at some point :D


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Mar 08, 2010 06:04 |  #11

I'm definitely going for the Sigma 30 f/1.4. I've been reading lots of reviews and it seems like a really great quality lens.


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Mar 08, 2010 06:40 |  #12

I just got my 30/1.4 and it is awesome!

Here is one of the first shots I took, just trying it out.

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Canon 7D, 40D, 300f2.8L, 70-200f2.8L IS, Sigma 30f1.4, 60EF-S 2.8 Macro, 15-85EF-S , Sigma 10-20, A couple of flashes, strobes and stuff.

  
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Mar 08, 2010 06:45 |  #13

I received my Sigma 30 /1.4 a few days ago. Haven't had time to take photos other than of my 'fridge door and bedside table so I can't be sure yet whether I've got a good copy or a bad one. Fingers crossed.


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Mar 08, 2010 07:09 |  #14

whats with all the hate for the 20 1.8 from siggy?
i know the reviews are not exactly splendid but i have had nothing but joy from mine.
just my 0.02$


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Mar 08, 2010 08:55 |  #15

I bought the Canon 28 1.8 (used), because I couldn't find a proper Sigma 30 1.4 (after 7 copies that either front or backfocused). This lens is spot on, even in the lowest of tungsten light :D
Very happy about my choice, even though it's not very sharp at f/1.8 - it's usable, f/2 is very sharp.


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