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#1 Simon K.

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Posted 04 January 2003 - 09:51 AM

Because I want to buy a D60 in the next 1 or 2 years im' thinking to allready buy some lenses for my Analog EOSes (which I only use over water)

If rad that a lot of you are using the Sigma 14mm EX and are happy with it.

What im looking for is a 14mm, a wideangle zoom, an a 100mm Macro (maybe also a 50mm macro) (no i won't buy them at once ;-) )

The price differences are very big. (All Prices in but : $ is nearly 1:1)

Canon                           Sigma                                      Canon         Sigma        Differences	% less
EF 14/2.8 L USM            14/2.8 EX                                 2.474,00       797,00          1.677,00        67,78%
EF 16-35/2.8 L USM       15-30/3.5-4.5 DG Asph EX         1.878,00       656,00          1.222,00        65,07%
EF 100/2.8 USM Macro   105/2.8 Macro EX                     636,00           414,00         222,00           34,91%
EF 50/2.5 Macro             50/2.8 Macro EX                      369,00           323,00         46,00             12,47%
                                                                    Together	5.357,00         2.190,00      3.167,00          59,12%

How big is the quality difference?

Since I also use them on surface also speed and how noisy they are is important.

Thanks Simon

#2 james


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Posted 06 January 2003 - 01:42 PM


I don't shoot Canon, I shoot Nikon, but I went through the same decision that you did.

On a high-end digital SLR, the quality of the lens DOES matter. But does it matter $1,500? :)

I decided to go with the Sigma 14mm EX and it does the job. It has good color, sharpness, and contrast.

For my macro work and wideangle zoom, I decided to go w/ Nikon glass because I can afford to at that range and it's worth the money for an ultra-sharp macro lens.

Perhaps Eric will chime in when he returns from the Coral Sea and NZ.

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