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Which lens with the Canon ESO 40D?
Kit lens (28 - 135) 25%  25%  [ 2 ]
Sigma Zoom 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other (please specify in your post) 75%  75%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 8
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Well, it depends on your budget. The 28-135mm is just not wide enough for me as a general purpose, but it may be fine for you - it is however a bargain at about 200 bucks more than the body only price, so I'd be tempted to just get it as a backup or a lens to sell the body with in the future...

If I was choosing a lens for it from scratch, I'd go for either the EF-S 17-85mm, for a good general purpose, or the 24-105mm L as the big quality option (albeit not as wide).

I still haven't seen an 18-200mm OS from Sigma, so don't hold your breath for a review from me personally! Thomas, you getting one?


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Nope, not looking into the Sigma 18-200 OS as Klaus has already tested it thoroughly here.
I may quote: "...performance-wise it is a bit of a mixed bag".

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When I first started learning photography (not that I've ever finished) around 25 years ago, everybody started with 50mm prime lens and so did I. And that's why my vote goes for a lens that is of similar characteristic: Canon EF 28mm/1.8 on cropped body.


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I think the 17-85 or 18-55 would suffice as a start.


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I voted "Other" and would recommend the 17-85


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Nope, not looking into the Sigma 18-200 OS as Klaus has already tested it thoroughly here.
I may quote: "...performance-wise it is a bit of a mixed bag".


This Klaus doesn't seem that impressed by any of the 18-200/250mm super zooms, not even the Nikon. This quote is taken out of context, to be fair you have to read it all and then you will see that it fairs ok against the other super zooms.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:10 pm 
How valid are the reviews give by Popular Photo?

http://www.popphoto.com/cameralenses/4603/lens-test-sigma-18-200mm-f35-63-dc-os-af.html

This article makes it seem like an ok lens, but then agian, I'm just an ameture with money burning a whole in my pocket... :roll:


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Well, that's the prob with different tests, you don't know whether you can compare them. At least you can compare different lenses tested under the same conditions. But then there is also the big issue of lens-variation and sloppy quality control...
In my opinion the PopPhoto-test doesn't show border-quality as an extra and that is something I wouldn't want to miss, as pronounced deterioration of sharpness towards the borders/corners could put me off buying a lens. See my review of the Tamron 11-18mm: that lens was quite good at the centre but the borders looked really ugly.

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