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    Smile Lens Selection

    Hi,

    I am new to Clubsnap and hope that I have posted in the right Thread.
    I am using 300D and have already owned Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 zoom lens, a Sigma 105mm, F2.8 EX DG lens. I am looking for a wide angle or a standard lens to complement my lens. I am looking at the below 3 types of lens:

    1) Canon, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM or EF 85 f/1.8 II
    2) Sigma, 20mm F1.8 EX DG
    3) Tamron, SP AF 14, F2.8

    Hope that someone can give me some tips for selection and of course, I do not wish to spend too mush on my new lens.

    Thanks
    SL

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    Default Re: Lens Selection

    what do you mostly shoot?

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    Hi,

    I love to shoot macro, scenery and portrait.

    thanks

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    Default Re: Lens Selection

    get the Canon 100mmf2.8 macro...price ard $950

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    Hi,

    As I have already a Sigma Macro Lens and would like to go for some wide angle or standard lens. Would you recommend the EF50mm f/1.8 II ?


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    Tamron SP AF 14, F2.8 will be good with 1.6x crop factor you still get 22.4mm quite wide.
    If you not die die want a fix lens, I suggest Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di-II with 1.6x crop factor = 17.6-28.8 F/4.5-5.6 super wide...
    Last edited by Goldenstars08; 30th November 2005 at 02:09 PM.
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    Default Re: Lens Selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Steplim
    Hi,

    As I have already a Sigma Macro Lens and would like to go for some wide angle or standard lens. Would you recommend the EF50mm f/1.8 II ?

    Is good to have this lens in your bag cheap and light weight. Good for low lighting condition. Always in my bag...
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steplim
    Hi,

    As I have already a Sigma Macro Lens and would like to go for some wide angle or standard lens. Would you recommend the EF50mm f/1.8 II ?

    definitely...sharp and cheap lens..more than worth what you pay for it

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    Thanks for your strong recommendation, what is the price range?
    What about EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, I believe it could be 3X higher, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steplim
    Thanks for your strong recommendation, what is the price range?
    What about EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, I believe it could be 3X higher, right?

    yep..around there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenstars08
    Tamron SP AF 14, F2.8 will be good with 1.6x crop factor you still get 22.4mm quite wide.
    If you not die die want a fix lens, I suggest SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di-II with 1.6x crop factor = 17.6-28.8 F/4.5-5.6 super wide...
    might as well get sigma 10-20. many reviews suggest the sigma or tokina 12-24 as the better alternatives to oem lenses.

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    Smile Re: Lens Selection

    Thanks guys for all your valuable recommendations, it really give me more ideas to choose the :"right" lens...


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