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ronin
01-22-2005, 08:10 PM
Alright, I currently have the following lenses for my 300D:

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Sigma IF Zoom 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro

I took my Sigma on vaca for 2 weeks in Hawaii and liked it a lot but am now looking for another lens for everyday use that isn't as heavy. I was originally considering the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 USM but noticed in a couple of other threads that alot of you seem to like the Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6. Is there any overwhelming reason to pick one over the other? Besides price I guess since the Canon's requires a bigger chunk of dough.

Or would it be enough to just walk around with the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II for everyday duties?

Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)

jeisner
01-22-2005, 10:47 PM
Of the two choices you have given I would choose the Sigma as the Canon is not wide enough on the wide end for me.

eagle17
01-24-2005, 10:55 AM
I have the sigma i recently sold my canon 18-55 efs for $75 to help offset the cost.

the sigma has been a great lens for me it is really light and not too noisy bet definatily louder than the USM motors on the canons. This will be the only lens I keep that will not be a canon L lens and only one of two (including the 100-400 L) that will not be f2.8 ... I also have the canon 70-200 F4L and it is the sharpest lens I have every used on any camera. it will set you back $475-550 used though. and of course is heavy and not very small.

so yes the sigma 18-125 is a VERY good lens and you will be very happy with it.

John

D70FAN
01-24-2005, 12:43 PM
Alright, I currently have the following lenses for my 300D:

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Sigma IF Zoom 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro

I took my Sigma on vaca for 2 weeks in Hawaii and liked it a lot but am now looking for another lens for everyday use that isn't as heavy. I was originally considering the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 USM but noticed in a couple of other threads that alot of you seem to like the Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6. Is there any overwhelming reason to pick one over the other? Besides price I guess since the Canon's requires a bigger chunk of dough.

Or would it be enough to just walk around with the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II for everyday duties?

Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)

The 50mm f1.8 could be a walk around lens, if you want to try and walk up a tree for that bird shot, or in the middle of the street for that cool car screeming past. ;)

Just adding my nickels worth on the Sigma 18-125 DC...and a few pictures. Probaby the best all-around everyday walk-around lens available. Not the sharpest or the quickest (although it does do well in both of these regards), but definately versitile.

http://d70fan.smugmug.com/gallery/197044

ronin
01-26-2005, 10:00 PM
The 50mm f1.8 could be a walk around lens, if you want to try and walk up a tree for that bird shot, or in the middle of the street for that cool car screeming past. ;)

Heh, point taken. I just managed to pick up a lightly used 50mm f1.4 for $120 though so that'll tide me over till I save up enough for the Sigma. :)



Just adding my nickels worth on the Sigma 18-125 DC...and a few pictures. Probaby the best all-around everyday walk-around lens available. Not the sharpest or the quickest (although it does do well in both of these regards), but definately versitile.

http://d70fan.smugmug.com/gallery/197044

Looks good, definitely be the next lens I aim for then. Thanks! :D

-Ben