20D "everyday" lens: 4 contenders

Started Nov 2, 2004 | Discussions thread
OP tom e Senior Member • Posts: 2,908
I want black and white answers!

Evren Songun wrote:

After so many days of considering could you please summarize what
your opinion is about:

  • Canon EF-S 17-85

  • Sigma lens / Canon body compatibility

my attitude is, if i ask the question enough times i will eventually learn the one true answer. i wish that it was so.

here's my take so far (obviously this applies to my style/preferences). the canon 17-40 and sigma 18-50 2.8 are reasonably close alternatives for the best quality. i have the canon, so at this point i can't see a compelling reason to switch to the sigma.

the 2 longer zooms are clearly lesser quality; it seems to be a toss-up between longer vs IS. the lower cost of the sigma gives it a little edge to me.

i'm leaning ovedrall towards shorter zoom/better quality.

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