What should be my first prime lens?

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What should be my first prime lens?
Jan 9, 2012

Hi all,

I am looking for my first prime for my 1.6 crop camera (EOS 60d). I would like a speedy all-round lens, and my upper price limit is around the canon 28 mm 1.8. Among the candidates are:

Canon 28 1.8
Canon 28 2.8
Canon 35 2.0
Canon 50 1.4
Canon 50 1.8
Sigma 30 1.4

Specification-wise, I find the 28 1.8 one of the more interesting, but I am a bit nervous about some bad reviews – Photozone.de being the most negative. Both the 50mm have close to spotless reputation, but are they too tele-lens-like on my crop cam to go? 35 seems to have a very good rep too, and cheap too, but it is the slowest and also old and noisy. Please don’t say “buy the L lens” because I can’t – I would love to, but I just can’t.

I hope you can help me.



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