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28 1.8 and 50 1.4 instead of zoom?

 
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Mar 18, 2010 18:31 |  #1

Hey guys, I'm looking for something with a fast, fixed aperture in the wide-medium range that wont break the bank. I've looked at the sigmas (the 24-70 2.8 in partcular) and I'm not very impressed.

So, I had an idea; why not sell my 50 1.8 and get the 50 1.4 and 28 1.8 to cover that range? I'm going to be using them for portraits mainly. Anyone else have a similar setup with similar use? If you have it, how do you like the 28 1.8?


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Mar 18, 2010 18:37 |  #2

im considering the same thing right now...




  
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Mar 18, 2010 18:47 |  #3

Steave wrote in post #9824495 (external link)
Hey guys, I'm looking for something with a fast, fixed aperture in the wide-medium range that wont break the bank. I've looked at the sigmas (the 24-70 2.8 in partcular) and I'm not very impressed.

So, I had an idea; why not sell my 50 1.8 and get the 50 1.4 and 28 1.8 to cover that range? I'm going to be using them for portraits mainly. Anyone else have a similar setup with similar use? If you have it, how do you like the 28 1.8?

I like mine a lot. Not the sharpness lens wide open, but definitely useable. at f/2.2, it is pretty good.

I think 28 and 50 is a bit close in FL. I would go with 28 and 85, both f/1.8


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Mar 18, 2010 18:56 |  #4

eelnoraa wrote in post #9824599 (external link)
I like mine a lot. Not the sharpness lens wide open, but definitely useable. at f/2.2, it is pretty good.

I think 28 and 50 is a bit close in FL. I would go with 28 and 85, both f/1.8

Hmm, good point. Maybe pick up the 28 1.8, keep the 50 1.8, and get the 85 1.8?


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Mar 18, 2010 19:18 |  #5
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Sigma 30 1.4 + Canon 85 1.8 = Win. The sigma is pretty well reputated on here as well as the canon.
28 and 50 are a bit close though.. Or even do a siggy 3.0 1.4 and a Canon 100 2.8 Macro, so you can "try" some macro. the 100 macro is VERY sharp also, as for many macro lens. The length is great for portraits also


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Mar 18, 2010 19:22 |  #6

The sigma 30 wont be much use on his 1D Mark II




  
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Mar 18, 2010 19:37 |  #7

mastertech01 wrote in post #9824804 (external link)
The sigma 30 wont be much use on his 1D Mark II

What would you suggest?


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Mar 18, 2010 19:42 as a reply to  @ mastertech01's post |  #8

eelnoraa wrote in post #9824599 (external link)
I think 28 and 50 is a bit close in FL. I would go with 28 and 85, both f/1.8

It depends on what you shoot, but I find this to be true as well. I have a Sigma 20mm, a Canon 50mm and a Canon 85mm (on a 1.6 crop). When I only want to carry two lenses, I always choose the 20mm and the 85mm. With these two, I don't usually miss my zoom.


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Mar 18, 2010 19:44 |  #9

The Sigma 30 is designed for a 1.6 crop. I think your idea is great for low light if you never use the focal lengths in between. It can be rather expensive though if you have to buy a lot of primes, even non L primes. I have a mix for variety but I buy gimpy or older lenses to accomplish what I am after since I dont shoot professionally. I have a 17-35L, 28-80L, and 80-200L, as well as a 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, and Kenko tubes and looking to get Kenko extender. Id also like a 28 1.8 but thats another 4 or 5 hundred I may want to invest elsewhere. All my lenses total about 1500.00-1800.00 but there is light weight when I dont want to carry heavy lenses and heavier when I want a lot of flexibility.




  
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Mar 18, 2010 19:44 as a reply to  @ theCOkid's post |  #10

I'm using the 28mm 2.8 along with my 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.8 and love the coverage.. I'm going to be selling the 28mm 2.8 to get the 1.8 version soon..


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Mar 18, 2010 20:03 |  #11

mastertech01 wrote in post #9824804 (external link)
The sigma 30 wont be much use on his 1D Mark II

Actually yes it will. A few people use the Sigma 30 with good results on their 1-series. I believe there's one or two in the 1D Classic thread and a couple in the 1D Mark II and Mark IIN thread as well.

I'd take the Sigma 30 over the Canon 28.




  
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Mar 18, 2010 20:58 |  #12

The Moose wrote in post #9825069 (external link)
Actually yes it will. A few people use the Sigma 30 with good results on their 1-series. I believe there's one or two in the 1D Classic thread and a couple in the 1D Mark II and Mark IIN thread as well.

I'd take the Sigma 30 over the Canon 28.

I took a look through the 1d mark II/IIn thread and surprisingly, the lens with the most hits for a search from "sigma" was the 24-70 2.8. Looks like it does take some decent shots in real world applications.


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Mar 18, 2010 21:59 |  #13

I honestly think both he Sigma 24-70 HSM and Canon 24-70L are both impressive lenses, but if you don't care for them, I;d try running with a 50 and see how it goes. I am currently trying to use a 50mm 1.4 over a 24-70 because I already have a 50 1.4 so I don't have to buy a 24-70 then, I'll tell you how it turns out =)


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Mar 18, 2010 22:13 |  #14

themadman wrote in post #9825739 (external link)
I honestly think both he Sigma 24-70 HSM and Canon 24-70L are both impressive lenses, but if you don't care for them, I;d try running with a 50 and see how it goes. I am currently trying to use a 50mm 1.4 over a 24-70 because I already have a 50 1.4 so I don't have to buy a 24-70 then, I'll tell you how it turns out =)

Before I sold my 50D I never really used my 50mm, the 28-135 and 70-200 were just easier to keep on and seemed more versatile. After I sold my 50D for the 1D along with both lenses, the only really usable lens left was the 50mm. I was VERY surprised at how much I enjoyed using it and the pictures it put out, in fact, it's why I'm considering going with all primes in that range. I'll be looking forward towards hearing about your 50 1.4.

I really enjoyed your 501.8 test on your blog btw!


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Mar 18, 2010 22:15 |  #15

Steave wrote in post #9825823 (external link)
I really enjoyed your 501.8 test on your blog btw!

Oh, thank you. I am gonna try to do more tests and post them there =)


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