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Choosing a standard prime for the Canon 550D


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#1 Chris Wai

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:44 AM

I have a 550d/T2i and am looking for a lens within the 28-35mm mark, so basically, the equivalent of around a 50mm lens (with the 1.6 crop).

At the moment I'm tossing up between the canon 28mm 1.8, sigma 28mm 1.8 or the sigma 30mm 1.4...

Are there any other options I'm missing?

And which lens would you choose?
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#2 Andy Joesoef

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:19 PM

The canon one is a pretty decent lens for its price given its quality. I wouldn't go with the sigmas because... they're sigmas :unsure: at least IMO. There's also the Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 distagon ZE. But the price is almost 3x the canon. Unless I have a budget to burn like rocket fuel, I would go with the canon.

Edited by Andy Joesoef, 26 April 2011 - 09:22 PM.

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