IMHO, when we talk about 35 mm SLR or digital best lenses are:
* Leica, Carl Zeiss and Nikon
Beside talking general brand, the make and the quality of the lens vary the price.
For example there is two different 28-70 mm lenses with Nikkor. One is 28-70/3.5-4.5 and the other one is 28-70/2.8 D IF-ED. How much is the difference between this two lenses? 4 or 5 times. Which one should we buy?
When I read your thread, it seems Sigma lenses fits much more to your needs. It is cheaper and not bad.
I am new to digital, I am more in to film and can't advice which is better. Digital looks as it needs some more time to decide which one is better. I have a 10.2 MP camera at my hand and when I look at the best picture I have taken with it and can't compare with a photo taken with 35 mm film camera of same brand like Nikon though I am not talking about professional studio digital eqipment and backs like Sinar, Leaf or Phase one which are reached to 44 MP.
I think you can never compare a point and shoot camera to a SLR !
Hope this helps
"where the traveller goes, nobody knows ! "
Last edited by Samy; 23 Aug 2007 at 15:52.