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boxer57 10 88 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2007 3:00PM
I am considering purchasing a new lens for my rebel xt and wondered what people thought about my choices. I am looking at either the Canon 18-85 or the Sigma 17-70 F2.8 macro, anybody any advice on either of these lenses please

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steve_p 12 1.2k England
9 Jun 2007 3:59PM
There have been a couple of threads on this subject recently, I have contributed to them. They are in the lenses section.
Do you mean the Canon 17-85 IS when you mention the 18-85 ?
I have had both, the Sigma for a year, I sold it in April to buy the Canon because it had 100 Casback. The Sigma is excellent value for money, but the autofocus is noisy and can "hunt" a little. I did have doubts at first about the Canon, but now I have used it more I can see the positives. There is better contrast and colour. The IS can be useful in low light, it is better made and has a much better autofocus system, including full time manual focussing which I find useful.
It all comes down to money at the end of the day, I think whichever you choose you will be happy.
Simon-Gimson 11 236 1 England
9 Jun 2007 4:00PM
hi iam useing a canon 28-105 thats seems ok
theredbaron 11 394 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2007 11:51AM
I have a 17-85mm Canon IS USM and its fine. If money were no object I might try an L Lens!

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