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i try to stick with the L's if thats not affordable stick with the higher end canon's IMO

you really do get what you pay for.
Except he shoots a D3100
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Except he shoots a D3100
Correct
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The kitlens is actually pretty good for landscaping. The Sigma 10-20mm is also quite nice.
    
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The kitlens is actually pretty good for landscaping. The Sigma 10-20mm is also quite nice.
I'll look into the Sigma.
Doing a bit of a research on the 70-200mm 2.8 Sigma currently. Does the OS really make a big difference?
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I'll look into the Sigma.
Doing a bit of a research on the 70-200mm 2.8 Sigma currently. Does the OS really make a big difference?
This lens is a blast to use (the 10-20mm) just make sure your feet stay out of the picture (ie, it's so wide, you can sometimes catch your toes in frame).

IMO, OS is not as important for wides unless you're doing a lot of light.
Here's the reason, keeping with the Law of Reciprocals, the lowest I can safely hand hold my 500mm is 1/500th of a second. At that speed, every edge is a help. a 15mm on the other hand is a [relatively] long 1/15th of a second. That isn't that hard. Also in wides (of landscapes), a little wobble isn't as notable as in tele (portraits / wildlife) shots.

Now, for the 70-200? (if that's the one you're asking for the OS) I would recommend getting it. It is getting into the range where it would be handy. Moreover, the matched TC's by sigma are very good and that would put this into the 300mm & 400mm range where OS / VR is very handy.
Edited by beldecca - 2/11/11 at 4:55am
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This lens is a blast to use (the 10-20mm) just make sure your feet stay out of the picture (ie, it's so wide, you can sometimes catch your toes in frame).

IMO, OS is not as important for wides unless you're doing a lot of light.
Here's the reason, keeping with the Law of Reciprocals, the lowest I can safely hand hold my 500mm is 1/500th of a second. At that speed, every edge is a help. a 15mm on the other hand is a [relatively] long 1/15th of a second. That isn't that hard. Also in wides (of landscapes), a little wobble isn't as notable as in tele (portraits / wildlife) shots.

Now, for the 70-200? (if that's the one you're asking for the OS) I would recommend getting it. It is getting into the range where it would be handy. Moreover, the matched TC's by sigma are very good and that would put this into the 300mm & 400mm range where OS / VR is very handy.
Thanks. I was actually asking about the OS on the 70-200mm, thanks for answering both I was about the pull the trigger on the 70-200mm 2.8 hsm but I guess I'll save up an extra 600 for the 70-200mm 2.8 hsm os.

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Thanks. I was actually asking about the OS on the 70-200mm, thanks for answering both I was about the pull the trigger on the 70-200mm 2.8 hsm but I guess I'll save up an extra 600 for the 70-200mm 2.8 hsm os.

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if you plan on keeping the d3100 (or dx format) get a used nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR1
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if you plan on keeping the d3100 (or dx format) get a used nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR1
I'll check those out.
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Anyone know if the 17-55 2.8 is a good lens?
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Anyone know if the 17-55 2.8 is a good lens?
Of course! The reviews speak volumes on that lens' quality, though you'll pay a premium for it (I'm assuming you mean the Nikon version).
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