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Old 14-10-2009, 18:15   #1 (permalink)
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I have the Sigma DC 18-50mm f2.8 ex macro lens (and Kenco 1.4x teleplus pro 300).

I use them mainly indoors at bowls matches for available light shots either together or the Sigma on its own. They are a good combination, imo, and results are good with the benefit of the constant max aperture of f2.8 and a high ISO with my Canon 40d.

Is there an alternative lens with a slightly wider range and the same quality at a less than silly price?
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I have the Sigma DC 18-50mm f2.8 ex macro lens (and Kenco 1.4x teleplus pro 300).

I use them mainly indoors at bowls matches for available light shots either together or the Sigma on its own. They are a good combination, imo, and results are good with the benefit of the constant max aperture of f2.8 and a high ISO with my Canon 40d.

Is there an alternative lens with a slightly wider range and the same quality at a less than silly price?
If you think about it, the wider the range the more you're pushing the optics and so the quality - with a resultant increase in price or degradation in performance! Couple that with the fact that Sigma tends to be less expensive than main manufacturer lenses
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If you think about it, the wider the range the more you're pushing the optics and so the quality - with a resultant increase in price or degradation in performance! Couple that with the fact that Sigma tends to be less expensive than main manufacturer lenses
That is the quandary. Is there another lens, out there, which will be more versatile than my existing combo and be of similar quality. For example does anyone have experience of 17-70mm lenses?
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Geoffrey Crawley did a good right up on the Sigma 18-125 f3.8/5.6 DC OS HSM
tested against the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105 f3.5/5.6 G ED VR in the Amateur Photographer this week.Scored 91% against Nikon's 88% mainly on build quality.
Said "This is a very able lens that should prove capable and durable over a long working life.
And the street price is £244, doesn't sound half bad

For anything with a constant 2.8 you are talkng megga bucks.
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