(Sigma) 28-70 vs 24-70

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  1. Ockie

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    Ok, here's my question.
    Right now I've got my (bad) 18-55 lens that came in with my camera and a Sigma 70-200 f2,8 (which I'm quite happy with).

    I'd like to get a better lens with less zoom than the 70-200, but if possible, something that covers the distance not used by the 18-55 nor the 70-200.

    So I ended up with these two lenses:
    Sigma 24-70 F2,8 EX DG MACRO C for 475 €
    and the
    Sigma 28-70 F2,8 EX DG C for 338€

    Quite a lot of difference in price for the minor zoom / Macro option.

    The type of photography I like most is street photography, so I don't really need the macro (my 70-200 is also a "macro" one, so when photographing still life / flowers I'll just use that one I guess).


    So, to make things short, is the price difference worth it (meaning I'll have to wait one or two months more with buying... need to save more money :D) or should I go for the 28-70mm one?

    I mean, for the space from 18-28mm I can use my bad Canon kit lens, since that will mainly be for landscape shots = aperture / DOF won't be too important, since I'll mostly have my tripod with me in case there is not enough light for a hand held shot...
     
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    I don't think it's worth the extra cost.
     
  4. Ockie

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    hehe, I know, I just can't decide which one... :)

    Thanks for the links though...

    Does anyone know if the IF from sigma is a good or bad thing? (Internal Focus I believe)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Internal focus is a good thing, and usually a feature of better quality lenses. Firstly, it doesn't rotate the front element, which means that it won't rotate any filters that you have on the lens. With polarizers and grad filters this is great. Secondly, you can use those cool 'petal' style lens hoods.
     
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    thanks a lot for your reply Big_Mike!

    I think I've made my decision then, the 28-70 it will be as soon as I save 350 €, which should be in 2 or 3 weeks since quite some people owe me quite some money...
     

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