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Old Sep 12, 2008, 3:14 PM   #1
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I'm hearing good things about both. I can pick the sigma up for ~$200 and the canon for ~$275 (so that's my price range)

The sigma has f/2.8 and obviouslly the canon is f/3.5

Having a hard time picking.

I'm reading great things about the IQ on the sigma.

Anybody have advice or something else I should know about?

Tx in advance!

Canon:
- Longer range
- IS
- USM

Sigma:
- Closer min. Focus distance
- Constant f/2.8
- SLD (Reportedly almost no CA)
- "EX" build ('well built' outter construction)
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 5:01 PM   #2
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Well, there's the always-important question: what do you intend to photograph with the lens?
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 5:05 PM   #3
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I'm thinking indoor/low-light performance is most important. I intend on taking indoor / portraits / artwork. Anything that's reasonably close quarters.

This is to replace my (horrible copy?) tamron 19-35mm (the 19mm was too wide for my shooting style)



My lean is towards the 24-60mm. But I feel crazy for passing up a USM/IS lens that would do the job too... but the constant f-stop on the sigma would be neat to have as well.

I'm starting to think the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II would be the best choice..



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Old Sep 16, 2008, 5:24 AM   #4
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If you do decide on the Canon 28-135, check out the barrel movement first.

I had one that had some very noticeable lateral movement of the front barrel. Annoying.
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Old Sep 16, 2008, 2:47 PM   #5
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Well I ended up upgrading my 10D to a 20D and I bought the Canon 50mm 1.8 II instead.

Sometimes the best choice between both is none
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I have the same "nifty fifty" and like the sharpness. Good for low light also when flash can't be used.

Good addition to my 17-70mm carry lens.
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Here is a low light level shot, using the Canon 28-135mm lens on a Canon 20D, just for comparison.

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