EOS 3

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    Did Sigma make lenses for EOS3 cameras? If so, where can I find one? I'm either looking for a good all-around lens like a 17-70 or an 18-200, or a fixed, good under low-light situations wide lens. Thanks.
     
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    Canon EOS 3 just uses the regular EF lenses, so that's all you need to look for.
     
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    Just make sure the lenses cover full frame - the 2 focal lengths you mentioned are designed for APS C D SLR's!

    they will focus, but you will get black edges all around your photos!
     
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    I only use the canon 28-135 IS USM and have no complaints on the EOS3. Need to get a fast 50mm though.
     
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    Avoid the EF-S mount compatible lenses -- as mentioned above they are meant for crop sensor cameras.
     
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    I had three Sigma lenses for my EOS 3: 17-35, 28-70 and 80-200. Sharpness was okay but not great. The weakest point is the AF motor, it turned out to be very slow and noisy. In the meanwhile I have an original 24-105 IS, 70-200 IS and 300 IS and they are much, much better in almost every respect.
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks all for your responses. So, after all this, what would you guys recommend for my EOS3? I only asked about the Sigma lenses because I'm very happy with my 30mm/1.4 I use with my Digital Rebel XTi.

    So, I guess, the new question is, what kind of all-around lens should I get for my EOS3?

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    (Shot with my Sigma lens.)
     
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    For many EOS photographers the f/4 24-105mm IS is the standard lens - it's sharp, weather-sealed, has a good stabilizer and often replaces three primes. Of course, if you need more than f/4 it's a different situation.
     
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    I'm happy with the combo Tamron 28-75/2,8 and Canon 70-200/4L. Sometimes, when I'm in wide-angle mood, I throw in the 17-40/4L.
    85% of my pictures are done with the Tamron.
     
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    I have a Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 that is mind bendingly wide on a 35mm EOS camera and just kinda wide on my digital. Good lens but not nearly as sharp as my $99 Canon 50 f/1.8.

    -Josh