canon 18-55 or sigma 18-50 lens for 300d??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Gareth Tuckwell, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Would you recommend the standard kit Canon 18-55mm lens or the slightly
    shorter Sigma 18-50mm lens for an EOS 300d?
    Gareth Tuckwell, Aug 13, 2004
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  2. OEM is always preferred over anything with the Sigma name on it.
    Randall Ainsworth, Aug 14, 2004
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  3. Gareth Tuckwell

    Mark B. Guest

    Sigma has a 18-50mm f/2.8 EX lens coming out in September, should be much
    better than the verion they have out now.

    Mark B., Aug 14, 2004
  4. Gareth Tuckwell

    Big Bill Guest

    When I was looking to get a new camera, I did a web search on problems
    with the various cameras I was considering; you'll find problems with
    all of them, as well as just plain 'buyer's remorse'.
    With the Digital Rebel/300D, the main problem, the one that came up
    the most, was Sigma lenses; they often just don't work, as Canon
    updates firmware, Sigma is always a few steps behind. Error 99 is the
    most common symprom.
    Sigma *may* rechip, or they may not, depending on the lens involved.
    I never figured it was worth the possible problems to buy a Sigma lens
    for my DR.

    Bill Funk
    Change "g" to "a"
    Big Bill, Aug 14, 2004
  5. this is a non question in my mind. the choice of a Canon lens of whatever
    quality is far better than the best Sigma line of lenses.


    The new Canon DSLR elist. no trolls, etc

    schuetzen - RKBA!, Aug 14, 2004
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