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    Default Advice on prime lenses for Canon crop sensor

    I am looking to purchase 2 more primes to add to my 600D and Sigma 30mm. Most of my 5D full frame buddies go with 28mm, 50mm & 85mm on theirs. What focal lengths would you recommend to complement the Sigma's 30mm. and Canon crop sensor? Personally I'm thinking a wider and a longer lens (24??, 85??). I am DEFINITELY NOT looking to purchase a zoom as I like primes for their depth of field and forcing me to move to frame a picture. I don't have the budget for L glass and find it difficult, especially with wider lenses to find something decent yet affordable. I could probably stretch to 400 each lens. So far from my research Sigma seem to outperform Canon's wider non L lenses so one of those could be an option (I am well aware of Sigma's 2-3 week calibration turnaround thanks to my 30mm!).
    On the photography side, I like landscape and arty architecture shots. Not so keen on portraits although I get coerced into the family photo stuff, esp with a niece/nephew on the way any time soon!
    Please feel free to share with me your personal opinions!

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    Jan 2010
    NW England


    of the lenses you have mentioned the 85 and 50 are more for portrait work as you prefer landscapes the a shallow dof isnt really needed. although you said you predered prime lemses i would look at the sigma 10-20 f3.5 which is constant.

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    Thanks but I'm not into getting a zoom and I want the depth of field as I like to take arty shots as well as landscape.


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