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Amanda Baker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/24/2003
 

Sigma lens


Hello again,

I want to buy either a 24-70 2.8 Sigma lens or a 17-70 2.8 sigma. Which do you like best for a good walk around lens. I would like to use this as my main lens at a wedding I have coming up. I have researched and researched but I am so confused! Thank you!


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2/15/2008 9:38:08 AM

 
Amanda Baker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/24/2003
  I'm also looking at the 28-70. I wonder if I would miss the wide zoom though.


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2/15/2008 10:35:17 AM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  I use the 24-70 and like it for a walk-around, but tend to use the 18-200 OS lens when walking around for the longer range and OS. I use the 24-70 and compliment with the 70-200 when situations are more friendly for changing lenses. Both are f2.8 through the range, and I think slightly better than the 18-200 (and the OS is handy for walking about where you may be hand-holding shots). You are also talking about $1400 or so, opposed to half that for the single lens.

I've not used the 17-80, but think the disadvantage of the lower 2.8-4.5 might steer me to the 24-70. It is also not EX rated.

For what it is worth!

Richard Lynch


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2/15/2008 11:17:49 AM

 
Amanda Baker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/24/2003
  Thanks so much!


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2/15/2008 6:52:07 PM

 
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