/ Thinging of buying new lenses
i was wondering if anyone could give me a bit of advice on buying some new lenses for my Canon 7D.
I can either buy a canon EF 17-40 L lens and use it as a replacement for my orginal kit lens or buy a sigma 30mm F1.4 and a Canon EF 60mm Macro lens instead, which roughly add up to the same price.
just wondering what everyones thoughts are and if anyone has had experience with these lenses what are they like.
thanks for any help,
I used a 17-40 quite a lot and although I did sell it (sadly due to financial reasons) I sold in the knowledge that I would most likely be buying another one in the future!
I disagree. I bought a 50/1.8 last week - it's going back. The AF is slow and the build quality is crap. I'm going to upgrade to 60D or wait for new model in Jan maybe and get the 40mm.
I borrowed a canon 16-35mm mkii and it was great but after reading so many reviews I will go for the 17-40, just upgraded to a 5d mkii so selling my D and my sigma 10-20mm.
> I disagree. I bought a 50/1.8 last week - it's going back. The AF is slow and the build quality is crap. I'm going to upgrade to 60D or wait for new model in Jan maybe and get the 40mm.
True, but this is why it's cheap, but it does take goood pictures for such a cheap lens, for portraits it's as good if not better than the 17-40.
The Siggy 30 is also a great lens and will give you good low light performance - I'd also take that over the 17-40.
They are different lenses for different purposes so I guess if you do more Portraits and Macro- go for the prime lenses. I have seen some excellent photos on the 17-40 mind and its a quality lens. Ive just replaced my Canon kit lens with a Sigma of similar focal length and have been very pleased with its perfomance.
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