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Quality of canon 18-55mm ef-s and canon 90-300mm non usm lenses

strawman 15 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2007 10:58AM
The 17-40L out performs the 17-85 where they overlap, especially with distortion at the wide end. OF course it lacks IS but do you need it that wide?

Then the 17-85 does have that bigger zoom range. Not tried the Sigma.

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steve_p 13 1.2k England
30 Sep 2007 2:04PM
I used to have the Sigma 17-70 which I found to be excellent for the money, if a bit noisy when foussing, I bought a 17-85 IS in April to replace it as I wanted the IS. I have not regretted it.
If you cannot afford the L the 17-85 is excellent.
Yes there is distortion at the wide end but that is easily corrected with software such as PT lens which is quite reasonable to buy.

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