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    Default Which one to get? EF17-40L or Sigma 17-70 Macro?

    Getting a wide zoom lens and saw a couple of them for sale in BnS. My Budget is $1k, I have never use both of these lens before, currently still using kit lens. The Sigma is half the price of the Canon, any diff in them of pic quality? I have read a few reviews on both lenses and was surprised that the Sigma 17-70 was given quite high grading. I am now leaning towards the Sigma. Any opinions? Will like to heard. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Which one to get? EF17-40L or Sigma 17-70 Macro?

    Do check the Tamron 17-50 f2.8............New around $680

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    Default Re: Which one to get? EF17-40L or Sigma 17-70 Macro?

    I've used the Sigma 17-70mm before.. I must say is a very versatile lens. Its is wide enough for landscape shots, long enough for portraits shots and the short focusing distance is very good for macro shots. Its is a very good walk about lens, produces sharp picutres. Price is reasonably, U can use the remaining of the $1K to buy some other stuff like prime lens or flash.
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    Default Re: Which one to get? EF17-40L or Sigma 17-70 Macro?

    Quote Originally Posted by syazkal View Post
    Do check the Tamron 17-50 f2.8............New around $680
    My cousin has it. I think it is less sharp than EF17-40 and 17-70.

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    Default Re: Which one to get? EF17-40L or Sigma 17-70 Macro?

    Quote Originally Posted by photougenics View Post
    I've used the Sigma 17-70mm before.. I must say is a very versatile lens. Its is wide enough for landscape shots, long enough for portraits shots and the short focusing distance is very good for macro shots. Its is a very good walk about lens, produces sharp picutres. Price is reasonably, U can use the remaining of the $1K to buy some other stuff like prime lens or flash.
    ok, did you own the lens? what reason made you sell it? I am just wondering.

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    Default Re: Which one to get? EF17-40L or Sigma 17-70 Macro?

    Recently tested both these lens.
    Considering that you are replacing your kit lens, then you should go for the 17-40L.
    It would be a substantial upgrade.

    I would get the sigma 17-70 as a starting lens if got a camera body only.
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    Default Re: Which one to get? EF17-40L or Sigma 17-70 Macro?

    Quote Originally Posted by canonikon View Post
    ok, did you own the lens? what reason made you sell it? I am just wondering.
    The power of the Canon L lenses! and also for most of the time i am shooting at 70mm end for the sigma, I need something with a longer focal length. Replaced the sigma with a 24-105.

    Never use the 17-40 F4 before so cant really comment.

    If u r relatively new to photography, the 17-70 is good lens to learn yr shooting style. From there on, maybe u can change lenses to suit yr shooting style. Saw some pple selling in the BnS section at reasonable prices, wont burn yr pocket too much.
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