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Old Feb 8, 2003, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default 2 Lens for D60, what do you think?

I am planning on two lens for D60 to start with, would really appreciate your comments, advices, etc.

- Sigma 15-30mm 3.5-4.5 or Sigma 20-40mm 2.8
- Canon 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS

Have anyone tried the two sigma lens I mentioned? 20-40mm converts to 32-64mm, so it offers a very convenient range, and it has the fast 2.8 fixed aperture. 15-30mm is great for wide angle, but I would find myself frequently swapping lens during events.

I have used manual Sigma lens before, they have great color.

Thanks a lot!

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Old Feb 12, 2003, 5:52 PM   #2
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the 15-30 has been reported to work as well as canon's 16-35 on a D60.
i haven't used the 28-135, but when i was making my decision on buying the D60, i downloaded the pics in Steve's samples that he used the lens for, and i can't see where you'd be dissapointed.
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Old Feb 16, 2003, 9:02 PM   #3
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Hawkeye12, thanks a lot for the information!

I am still interested in the 20-40mm, can't seem to find any reviews about this lens, it's quite new I guess.

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Old Feb 22, 2003, 6:49 PM   #4
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I have 5 Canon lenses, some of which cost 4 times what the 28-135 costs. But I won't get rid of my 28-135! It is a very useful lens, and the Image Stabilization has got me shots that would have been unuseable.
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 10:40 AM   #5
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Default Re: 2 Lens for D60, what do you think?

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I am planning on two lens for D60 to start with, would really appreciate your comments, advices, etc.

- Sigma 15-30mm 3.5-4.5 or Sigma 20-40mm 2.8
- Canon 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS


Michael
I like your plan, but I just want to point out that you can't use the scew-in filter on the 15-30mm to protect the lens because of its unique design, also the diameter of the 15-30mm and 20-40mm are about 82mm, they may block the built-in flash on you Canon digicam (no problem with optional shoe mount flash). Also at 82mm, filter cost is very expensive. You may want to take a look at the Canon 20-35mm F/3.5 to 4.5, the 28-135mm IS is a great lens in additional.
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Old Apr 15, 2003, 8:26 AM   #6
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because of the 1.6 factor, I found the 20-40 not nearly wide enough for grand scenics or for indoor architecture. . I have both the Sigma 15-30 and the Canon 28-135. Its a great combination on the D60.
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Old Apr 17, 2003, 9:03 AM   #7
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I had the Sigma 20-40 and sent it back. The color was poor and not a very sharp lens. The 28-135 canon is excellent and from what I have read the Sigma 15-30 is very good. The Canon 16-35 is a superb lens if you can afford it. With the price of the two Sigmas I would get the 16-35L, you won't be sorry.
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