Please help: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM or Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM for first lens

Started Dec 3, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Please help: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM or Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM for first lens
In reply to caltime, Dec 4, 2012

When I went and re-read my previous note, I noticed that I wasn't as clear as I meant to be...

I meant to say, "If you definitely want to get a prime, a 30mm f/1.4 or one of either the 28 or 35mm options might be more practical on a crop camera than the 50mm that you're considering, and some of those can also later be used on FF cameras (but IMO you should buy for your current planned usage, not for something you might do in the future... you can always sell later, especially the 17-55... if you get one for $675 you can probably make money by reselling it later)."

I definitely think that it's a good idea to get the 17-55/2.8 IS zoom if it's going to be your main lens... especially at the price you've found it at.

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