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    Default Canon 28mm f1.8 and Sigma 30mm f1.4

    which is a better walk-around lens?

    Im using canon crop body.

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    Default Re: Canon 28mm f1.8 and Sigma 30mm f1.4

    Both are good.
    Both about the same price..
    But question is..do you need the F1.4? If not, go for the Canon...

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    Default Re: Canon 28mm f1.8 and Sigma 30mm f1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by spinworkxroy View Post
    Both are good.
    Both about the same price..
    But question is..do you need the F1.4? If not, go for the Canon...
    i dont mind f1.4 since both are roughly the same price. however sigma has AF issue while canon seems to have poor review on sharpness of the photos. cant decide which is more tolerable..

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    Default Re: Canon 28mm f1.8 and Sigma 30mm f1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by snappyjack View Post
    i dont mind f1.4 since both are roughly the same price. however sigma has AF issue while canon seems to have poor review on sharpness of the photos. cant decide which is more tolerable..
    Well... rent both of them and take them out for a walk then see which one you like best, and get that one.

    Anyway, what type of focus issue are you talking abt? Sure Sigma's quality control is serioulsy lacking, but all you need to do is do a thorough check before purchasing the lens. It should be alright. There are heaps of people swearing by their Sigma 30mm f1.4.

    (Btw... I am using a 28mm f2.8 which I find pretty alright in term of sharpness and stuff).
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    Default Re: Canon 28mm f1.8 and Sigma 30mm f1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by snappyjack View Post
    i dont mind f1.4 since both are roughly the same price. however sigma has AF issue while canon seems to have poor review on sharpness of the photos. cant decide which is more tolerable..
    AF issue is correctable once you send in for calibration. Sharpness of lens is not correctable.

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    Do you see yourself going ff soon, like within a year or so? If no, then there is really not much point in going for the canon 28mm f/1.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123

    Well... rent both of them and take them out for a walk then see which one you like best, and get that one.

    Anyway, what type of focus issue are you talking abt? Sure Sigma's quality control is serioulsy lacking, but all you need to do is do a thorough check before purchasing the lens. It should be alright. There are heaps of people swearing by their Sigma 30mm f1.4.

    (Btw... I am using a 28mm f2.8 which I find pretty alright in term of sharpness and stuff).
    The thing is Im not a good checker. Haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    AF issue is correctable once you send in for calibration. Sharpness of lens is not correctable.
    So you would prefer sigma?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieInCS
    Do you see yourself going ff soon, like within a year or so? If no, then there is really not much point in going for the canon 28mm f/1.8.
    No. I intend to stick to my crop body for quite sometime. Do you have any of these 2 lens?

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    Default Re: Canon 28mm f1.8 and Sigma 30mm f1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by snappyjack View Post
    No. I intend to stick to my crop body for quite sometime. Do you have any of these 2 lens?
    probably renting can help you...http://sg.camerarental.biz/PriceList/PriceList.aspx
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    Default Re: Canon 28mm f1.8 and Sigma 30mm f1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by snappyjack View Post
    No. I intend to stick to my crop body for quite sometime. Do you have any of these 2 lens?
    Never tried the canon 28 1.8 as I was looking for f/1.4. For sigma af seems to be an issue for me wide open. So I ended up with 24L instead.

    If you intend to stay with crop then there is really no point in paying more for the canon just to end up with a smaller aperture than the sigma.
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    Default Re: Canon 28mm f1.8 and Sigma 30mm f1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by snappyjack View Post
    So you would prefer sigma?
    Well, if the 28/1.8 is as bad as everyone here is saying... I would go sigma.

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