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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:12 pm 
i am getting a canon 30d in a couple of weeks. its my first proper digital camera and as such i dont have any lenses already. i currently use an old canon a1 and mainly use a 28mm lens which i love. i asked for some advice with regard to what lens to get for the dslr and was recommended at 20mm lens. i understand 20mm in digital isnt 20mm and i work it out to be 32mm. is x 1.6 correct?
32mm seems quite a bit narrower than the 28mm im used to so im wandering what lens would be next best after 20mm to get decent wide angle. i would love the canon 10-22mm but its WAY too expencive! i dont need to have canon lenses, im quite happy to have sigma or whatever


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:27 pm 
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Hi leonak,

Congratulations on the imminent arrival of your 30D! Have a look at Thomas' review of the Sigma AF 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 EX DG Asp HSM IF here where, later on in the thread, he comments

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I was really sad to give this lens back and keep the Sigma 10-20mm as this clearly outperformed it

It's a bit cheaper than the Canon though it still represents a significant investment. On the 30D that 1.6x FOVCF means it will be operating at a full-frame equivalent of 16-35 which might be a nice complement to the 30D kit lens.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:31 pm 
thanks for that. il have to see if i can have a look at the lens next week, pain i dont have a camera to test it on though! it looks from the review that its only a nikon fit lens tho... maybe i misread something. il look into it anyway. i wanted to get a 18-200 zoom as well but to be honest i use my 28mm lens 95% of the time so it might be better for me to put more into the lens il want most and save up for a zoom..


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:50 pm 
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leonak wrote:
...it looks from the review that its only a nikon fit lens tho...

Not so. Have a look at Sigma UK's page as well as this review.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:33 pm 
wow, heavy thing, that might be a bit of an issue for me...


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Hi Leonak!
The Sigma 10-20mm is also a perfect option as on your D30 it acts like a 16-32mm! And it's much smaller and lighter than the 12-24mm, and cheaper :)
See my review here: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1277
Highly recommended but watchout to get an "ok" copy...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:53 pm 
i actually just read it! i like to use filters alot so am a bit put off by the fact that its not so straight forward with the 12-24.. initially id wanted a 10-22 but couldnt afford it if i got a zoom as well. im thinking maybe upgrade kit lens to 17-85 instead of 18-55 and then get the 10-22...


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No prob with filters on the Sigma 10-20mm. 77mm diameter.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:02 pm 
bit of a shock in price though, the lens i used most now is only 48mm!
i need to have a look at the sigma vs canon. obviously theres the price but need to see for myself. itl be bought in new york for me so wont be easy to take back coz i live in england..


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