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Old Dec 6, 2003, 8:50 AM   #1
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Default Sigma 28-200mm and the Digital Rebel?

I have been reading the forums about the lens that comes with the Rebel and they all seem very positive. However, I already have a Sigma 28-200mm f3.8-5.6 and was wondering if it is better to save the extra $100 to use on future lenses.

If I do use the Sigma... because it was not designed for DIGITAL photography will the quality be effected or is it better to purchase a cannon lens?

Thanks for the help!
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Old Dec 6, 2003, 9:31 AM   #2
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IMO it's still a good idea to get the EF-S 18-55mm kit. What you'll be lacking is in the wide angle which the 18mm will give you (18 x 1.6 = 28.8mm)... An ultrawide lens alone will cost you more than the $100!

You won't need the EF-S 55-200mm which is what your Sigma is equivalent too. While the "designed for DIGITAL" is a fancy marketing term for compact/smaller, and more affordable lenses to match the corresponding smaller film area... All it does is to lock you into this format and if you want to upgrade to a full-frame camera at a later date (or interchange with film)... you'll be updating the lenses again. ops:
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