20D "Walk-Around" Lens: Canon vs. Canon vs. Sigma?

Started Oct 12, 2004 | Discussions thread
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Re: 20D "Walk-Around" Lens: Canon vs. Canon vs. Sigma?
In reply to Amin Sabet, Oct 14, 2004

Also coming from a digicam I have struggled with many of the same questions you have. The fact is, if you want great picture quality, even as a beginner, you are not going to find the all in one zoom that covers the range you want without sacrificing. That being said, What I have come down to in terms of my decisions are the Sigma 18-50EXF/2.8 or the Tamron 28-75. F/2.8 These are both great lenses if you get a good copy. I agree with Amin, in terms of speed, it gives you more range until you come to the conclusion of exactly what you like to shoot. Then you can gage your lense needs off that.

The one thing I know is, whatever lense I buy, regardless if it's an L lense or not, the more I shoot the more I will want/need, hense a beginning of buying and selling The beauty of the DSLR world I guess.
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Amin Sabet wrote:

SchnellerGT wrote:

I want a a really good general-purpose/walk-around lens for a 20D,
something good for a beignner DSLR user coming from a G-series
camera.

Best in terms of sharpness, accuracy, neutrality.

For a beginned DSLR user coming from a G-series, I would definitely
get a lens with some speed so you can mess around with all that
that entails. Some that I would consider: Canon EF 28/1.4 (prime),
Sigma 18-50/1.8, Tamron 28-75 XR DI 2.8. The Canon fast zooms are
out of the price range you are considering.

The lenses you listed are great in terms of sharpness, accuracy,
and neutrality. If I had to pick one it would be the 24-85 USM.
However, a faster lens will allow you to play more with DOF and
available light, as well as optimizing the AF capabilities of the
20D. You will likely grow more as a photographer if you start with
such a lens.

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