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Lens Advice

Warriorpoet 9 213 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 1:27AM
I currently have two lenses. The sigma 10-20 and the canon 1.8 50mm prime. I am very happy with both. Especially the canon for it's image quality but am anxious to fill in the gap.
I would welcome any suggestions on this. Although changing lenses can be a pain given what I have already the focal gap is not huge so I am leaning towards a prime. Just not sure which prime. Budget isn't an issue though I would prefer not to spend an absolute fortune as I have one of the 70-200 zooms on my wishlist too.
Thanks Dave

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conrad 13 10.9k 116
12 Jan 2009 8:11AM
Good suggestion. Here's an alternative: If you want to fill the gap completely, and don't mind a floating aperture of 2.8-4.5, the Sigma 17-70 would be a good choice. Recommended by many on here, including myself.
elowes 14 2.8k United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:52AM
Canon 17-55 F2.8. V. Good lens for the 40D. IS and constant 2.8. USM focusing for speed.

Canon 24-70 F2.8L or 24-105 F4 L if you are thinking of going or do have a full frame Canon.
samfurlong 12 2.5k United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:58AM
What he said (above).
I have the canon 24-70 and it's really nice and sharp.
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 11:02AM
I fill the gap with a good 105mm macro lens. The quality is high enough to get sharp shots of really distant things without having to rush out and buy a cheap telephoto.
Warriorpoet 9 213 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 4:46PM
Thanks folks. I guess since you mostly recommended zooms that's what I should be thinking in terms of. I am fairly sure I will be going full frame eventually but that will have to wait until I have all the other kit. With that in mind the 24-70 looks favourite. All I need is to rob a couple of banks to pay for it, but then I am also looking longingly at the 14mm prime at twice the price as the replacement for the 10-20 when I do go full frame and it's a snip compared to that.

Thanks again all


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