Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 or a Canon 28mm F1.8 for shooting family events

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Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 or a Canon 28mm F1.8 for shooting family events
Dec 26, 2013

Warning. Newbie post.

Having just bought the 70D after a long break from film SLR shooting, I have had my first series of family Christmas events to shoot with a DSLR. I've had a blast and learned a lot about the digital medium.

I have the 18-135 STM and like it for general shooting, but have found that for the vast majority of my event shooting I used the 50 1.8 II as it has allowed me to shoot kids, candids and activity shots indoors without a flash. The trouble is that in a number of instances it has been hard to use given the small sizes of a number of rooms. So, I am thinking I need to buy something a bit more ideal for my location.

In considering another prime with a shorter focal length such as the Canon 28mm f1.8, I put the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 on my list for an alternative. What would you advise? Buy another prime such as a 28 1.8 or go for the Sigma? I love primes, but the Sigma sounds promising.

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Canon EOS 70D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A +1 more
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