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Canon 17-40 Vs. Sigma 17-35

Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:50 am

Hi guys, I need some quick info. I just got a Sigma 17-35 DG HSM f2.8-4for xmas and now I got another 500 euros cash for xmas and I could upgrade that lens to a Canon L 17-40 f4 for 250 euros cash. Good deal? Bad deal? Is it worth it? Thanks in advance!
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RE: Canon 17-40 Vs. Sigma 17-35

Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:33 am

Why don't you start shooting with it first and see if it let's you down in some way ? You might want to use the money for a lens of different focal length.

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RE: Canon 17-40 Vs. Sigma 17-35

Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:58 am

I'm the new owner of a 17-40mm f/4L and I can say that I am very happy with it so far, sharpness is excellent and colors are beautiful. The 17-40 is a very very popular lens, you ccan't go wrong with it.

On the other hand I've never shot with a sigma but it seems its rating is a lot less than the Canon 17-40, have a look

And the 17-40 review to compare
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RE: Canon 17-40 Vs. Sigma 17-35

Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:19 am

The Sigma review mentioned above is for the older model, not the newer 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG Aspherical HSM. He stated that he received the DG lens which I believe is relatively new. I read somewhere that this is an improved version.
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