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Old Mar 5, 2005, 4:05 AM   #1
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Hi all

Am looking at getting a 350D sometime in summer and am currently looking at lenses. I have read that the kit lens is not very sharp and was thinking of getting the EF 1.8 50mm instead. I will then need something wider which will give me the same as 28mm in film. Cost is an issue and so wanted to ask what experience anyone has had with wide angle to mild tele zooms made by other companies. The Canon 17 - 85 is way over my budget and atele lens will be along later so. For now i need advice on the given range to shoot landscapes and buildings as well as groups of people.

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Old Mar 5, 2005, 4:10 AM   #2
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Maybe i should have checked Sigma web site first before posting :roll:

This looks good....any comments?

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...mp;navigator=6
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Old Mar 5, 2005, 7:05 AM   #3
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There's also a Tamron version coming:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0502/05...n_18-200mm.asp

... kind of hard to comment since they are not yet available :?
Also FYI - http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic2/143791
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Old Mar 5, 2005, 11:54 AM   #4
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Cheers NHL

I found a review or 2 on the Sigma and have decided against that so will keep my eyes open for new models coming out.

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Old Mar 5, 2005, 1:59 PM   #5
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Seems to me that new 18 - 200 Tamron sounds just right for me so will have to wait and see what it is gonna cost and how good it is. It is a perfect walk about lens in terms of it's range

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Old Mar 5, 2005, 8:21 PM   #6
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Considering how cheap the 50mm f1.8 is, you may want to get it anyway...
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Old Mar 5, 2005, 11:07 PM   #7
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i suppose so as from what i understand it gives a real sharp image and is great for low light. I would prefer a fixed fast lens of say 18mm (28 mm in film) for flash less indoor pics though

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Will the Tamron lens have image stabilization? How important in a lens of that length is stabilization?
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 2:55 PM   #9
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So far neither Sigma or Tamron offer Image stabilization in any of their lenses. Maybe the IS lenses are too expensive to reverse-engineer or use things that are proprietary/patentedand may cause legalproblems to copy.

Only the real manufacturer Canon brand have IS and Nikon brand have VR. The Minolta 7d offers image stabilization built into the body, so all lenses used with it are stabilized.

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What about this baby?

http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/lens...m/80-400mm.htm
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