A&P Sigma 30mm f/1.4 or Canon 50mm f/1.4

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Bob Loblaw, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Guest

    they are about the same price, but not sure which one to go for :o
    has anyone used these or got any experiences on either of them?

    i want to get back into using primes, and to try using my dslr more, so i think having a smaller lens that i can use will make it easier

    i think the sigma 30mm would be a fun lens to use everyday on the crop body because of the focal length and the aperture

    the 50mm might be too long to use for everyday stuff on a crop body??



    and f/1.4 would be fun i think :o
     
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    I've owned both and prefer the fl of the sigma on a crop body

    If I were you, I would buy used and find a sigma that has no focusing issues and is sharp. Playing the sigma lottery is no fun cause you lose most of the time.

    Another alternative is the canon 28 1.8, I just picked up this lens recently and it's treated me good so far. Focus is fast, colors and contrast is nice and really sharp also
     
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  5. Bob Loblaw

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    yeah, i heard about all the sigma issues

    i'm hoping that if i lose, i can fix it with the lens correction function in the 50d
    but i havent seen ANY of them used on ebay that will ship to australia :o
    i'll keep looking though

    50mm seems like it'll be too long
    especially since i tried using 50mm on last saturday night and it was hard to get photos of friends without standing back, but it was much better for getting photos of the band that was playing
    so i guess its a bit of a trade off, since i already have a 50mm 1.8, i think maybe the 30 is better to go for first? then get the 50 1.4 later on?
     
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    i still have my old D70 that i use and a 50mm 1.8; 50 is too long on a crop sensor.
     
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    30 on a crop body for sure!!
     
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    another vote for Sigma and yes mine front and back focuses at times. i need to send it in for calibration and see if it fixes the issues.
     
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    I prefer the 30 for indoor or tight backyard bbq half-body portraits and such. The 50 works better as a head-and-shoulders portrait lens.

    The 30 is perfect when you're taking photos of people on the other side of a picnic table.
     

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