Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro

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  1. Showngo

    Showngo TPF Noob!

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    I have a Canon Digital Rebel XTi and only have the kit lens right now. I am looking to upgrade for a trip I am about to take to Japan. I don't need any zoom lenses as my Father and Grandfather have many for me to borrow. How ever I want a lens of my own for walking around.

    I have read through many posts, and have become interested in the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro lens. What do you guys think of it?

    Also I have seen a lot of talk about the Canon 50mm f 1.8 lens, should I look at getting this also.

    I am trying to keep my lens purchase under $400. After this trip my photos will mainly be of buildings (exterior and interior) as I am a Property Manager. With some landscapes that I take while hiking.

    Thanks for any help!


     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/sigma_1770_2845_nikon/index.htm

    Not much to complain about. Macro is only 1:2.3 so don't expect those insanely magnified macro shots you see around sometimes. Being Nikon person I went with the 18-70mm from Nikon which was better value for money at the time. But this may be a good alternative for canon.
     

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