New lens or new body?

1 year 1 month ago #661217 by Hkettle
Hey all, 

So I’ve been shooting on the Canon SL2 for about two years now. I mostly use the 50mm 1.8 and the 10-18mm 4.5. But now I’m stuck between upgrading the body to the Sony A7ii body with the 28-70mm or upgrading the glass to the Sigma 18-35 1.8 Art lens. At this time I’m basically just a hobbyist shooting on the weekends or after work. I shoot a lot of landscape/nature and street. This has been a big debate for a while now do any help is greatly appreciated! 


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1 year 1 month ago #661279 by garyrhook
Changing systems from Canon to Sony isn't an upgrade. It's changing systems and starting over. Regardless of the fact that the newer product is bigger/stronger/faster and can leap higher.

Oh, wait... that's the Six Million Dollar Man. Never mind.

Suggest you figure out how your current tools don't meet your needs. All I see are short lenses, one notably faster than the other. But still short.  That Sigma has more zoom, but it's still pretty short. A 28-70 is rather a different beast. The SL2 isn't even that old.

So: what's your motivation, and what's your goal?


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