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Old Jul 30, 2006, 5:20 AM   #1
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Lens consultation here;

I am interested to get the Canon EOS 350D with a sharp lens and my budget is now US $900 or US $1000 plus at the end of this year! (But if I can get a lens as sharp now...why should I wait???)

So which lens do you recommend for the Canon EOS 350D that is sharp and will demonstrate the potential of the CMOS? (Can be any brand). I have no lens range intended, all I want is a sharp lens and it can be a prime!

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Old Jul 30, 2006, 6:18 AM   #2
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The 50mm f/1.4 is sharpest at f/4 and not f/9...

However on a 350D with the 'crop factor', the 35's f/1.4 L (or the 35 f/2) is more suitable as a 'standard' lens and is sharper - The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX with HSM is also sharper and more affordable than the L if you need f/1.4 and fit your budget:
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...0_14/index.htm
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...0_14/index.htm

I would even recommend you a zoom instead of the prime (if you shoot at f/9): :idea:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...569567#p569567
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 8:56 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot!



The Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX HSM DC seems to be out of my US $900 budget unless I wait until end of this year! :?

The Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP Di II XR is not really necessary since I don't really shoot at F9 at all actually...I plan to use my lens at generallylarger apertures...

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is definitely out of my price range once again. Remember I still have to buy the EOS 350D! (Samefor the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM L). :shock:

The Canon EF 35mm f/2 is allright. However, what do you think of the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8? This lens seems to be very decent>>> (Read conclusion).

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...8_28/index.htm


























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The Canon EF 35mm f/2 is allright. However, what do you think of the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8? This lens seems to be very decent>>> (Read conclusion).
The tittle in the thread asks for a lens as sharp as the 50mm f/1.4 to see the potential of the 350D
-> The EF-28mm certainly is not according to its MTF in the same link - It's sharp enough but still lacks behind the Tamron zoom (@ comparable apertures):
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...0_28/index.htm
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Eh, what about the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 ?

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...4_28/index.htm

Could this one fare?
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Eh, what about the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 ?

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...4_28/index.htm

Could this one fare?
Do you have something agaisnt Tamron???

Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 @ 24mm MTF's:
Center - f/2.8: 1846 f/4: 2050 f/5.6: 2073 f/8: 2002
Border - f/2.8: 1757 f/4: 1903 f/5.6: 1931 f/8: 1917

Canon EF-24mm f/2.8 MTF's:
Center - f/2.8: 1712 f/4: 1944 f/5.6: 1993 f/8: 1904
Border - f/2.8: 1685 f/4: 1720 f/5.6: 1774 f/8: 1775
Superior here too! -> How many primes are you going to buy? :idea:

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No! I am not against any brands.

Btw, how does the Sigma AF 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC fares to the (Your lovely) Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP Di II XR as lens overall? :G
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...0_28/index.htm
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Sigma is actually my favorite brand because of HSM, but in this case no lens has it including the few primes you mention...

The Sigma also has more CA at least according to the sample they tested
If you are not in any hurry Tokina has a very lovely 16-50 f/2.8 coming out - Theses guys always tend to put out excellent metal build lenses
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Thanks, seems like the Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP Di II XR is indeed a superior lens. I might consider it and actually it was also one of my innitial choices too! (Together with the Sigma AF 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC).



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