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    Sigma 30 mm f1.4 or the Tamron 17-55mm f2.8

    Hi Guys and Gals

    I am getting a new lens and cant decide between the sigma 30mm F1.4 or the Tamron 17-55mm f2.8.
    I have a Canon 60d. My photos are of mainly people, cars and general photos. I have two prime lenses at the moment which are the Canon 50mm f1.8 and 28mm F2.8.
    My thought is Buying the sigma and I have no worries about using my feet as a zoom. I will sell my two canon lenses.
    Or the second option is buying the tammy and keeping the nifty fifty for low light .
    Pros of the Sigma is one lens on the camera which reduces dust entering camera.
    and having f1.4.
    I anyone has had either of these lenses or have been in the same predicament, please let me know.

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    Hey Rosh, I've got the Tammy (non-vc) and love it, it was a worthwhile upgrade from my 18-55 kit. The tammy's on my camera 90% of the time now, and I pull out the nifty for low light when needed..works well for me. A few q's that pop to mind, you already have the 28mm, so would the 30mm add much to your kit? Or is it low light that's of main importance - Do you need the 1.4 over the 1.8? Or even better...do funds allow you to buy both so you don't have chose?
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    I think the one word answer is in your post. General. I would go the Tammy as a very good , general walkabout . Keep the 2 primes. Best of luck.

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    I was thinking the sigma as the 30mm f1.4 would cover the focal lenght and could sell my other lenses. Also the 28mm is f2.8. I enjoy prime lenses dont mind moving around for a shot. The Tammy sounds good and keep the nifty fifty. I will see some lenses today and try them out.

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    Ok today I bought the Sigma 30mm f1.4 and will also buy the Tammy if needed. Did a work xmas party shots and a 40th Bday this weekend and only used the nifty, photos came out great so I am sure the Siggy with a bit wider coverage will be great. My plan is to sell my ef28 and use that money towards a Tammy if I need it.

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    Congratulations on your new lens. By all accounts the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is a great lens. I have read some reviews that have indicated that the AF is rather noisy (although the AF itself is very good). How have you found it?

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    Well compared to the Nifty the AF is very fast and quiet. I also read a hell of alot of reviews. I was a bit hesitant, but the salesman informed me if there are any problems with the lens, they will calibrate it free of charge. So far it is taking great pics and i will post some soon.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I don't know what the Canon Nifty Fifty is like but the Nikon version isn't the quietest in the land.

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    Update guys, really loving this lens works great and is sharp and no focusing problems. Focal lenght is just right for what I have to do.

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