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    Default advice for 17-35mm lens?

    thinking of getting a lens for this range. what should i look out for?
    was recommended to get sigma, but still doing research...

    what's the approximate price of sigma's?

    thks in advance for your input

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    the Sigma 17-35 non-DG version, many complain abt it.. not many good for it. not sure abt the DG version since it not out in the market yet.
    Buy the original one.... :P
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    I'm currently using a Nikkor AFD 18-35mm....fabulous lens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke21
    I'm currently using a Nikkor AFD 18-35mm....fabulous lens...
    AFD 17-35???
    Do you mean AFD18-35 or AFS 17-35 instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke21
    I'm currently using a Nikkor AFD 18-35mm....fabulous lens...
    nikkor blows my budget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerstorer
    AFD 17-35???
    Do you mean AFD18-35 or AFS 17-35 instead?
    Woah you read my post so fast before I had the chance to corrected it....

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    Just wondering....

    Why not a 20mm prime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    Just wondering....

    Why not a 20mm prime?
    I think primes are fabulous recommendations (personally) but guess some pple wpuld just prefer to zoom then to walk....

    Individual's preference I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    Just wondering....

    Why not a 20mm prime?
    because i don't have the moolah.
    maybe have to join tv game show...

    how abt a nikkor 24mm prime? any comments?

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    I use the Sigma 17-35mm Minolta mount. The lens is very sharp and fast. But the barrel distortion is quite distressing at the 17mm side. I have not noticed significant flaring even without the hood. Never stacked a filter other than UV on it..... it's very ex for buy filters for it lar...... 82mm u know.... 35mm end is ok... no distortion. Never noticed any other imperfections but I dun shoot much with it..... my 2 cents..

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    there's a sigma 14mm f3.5 for sales at TCW.. think its $560..
    fantastic lens!! good build n sharpness!
    but WARNING!! ULTRA WIDE~~~~~

    can read the review here..
    http://www.bythom.com/14lens.htm

    or if u really want a 17-35 range, i used to have the sigma one.. 2.8-4..
    pretty good value for tat lens.. but at 17/2.8, edges r a little soft, but center is tack sharp! 2nd hand shld be ard $500+... sigma juz launched its HSM version tho.. do check it out~

    maybe u shld state ur budget too..

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    Might want to wait for the new optical revision of the Sigma 17-35 HSM and the Tamron Di 17-35 to arrive. They might give the Nikon 18-35 a bad time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerstorer
    Might want to wait for the new optical revision of the Sigma 17-35 HSM and the Tamron Di 17-35 to arrive. They might give the Nikon 18-35 a bad time.

    Not everyone wait one u know.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hackie
    there's a sigma 14mm f3.5 for sales at TCW.. think its $560..
    fantastic lens!! good build n sharpness!
    but WARNING!! ULTRA WIDE~~~~~

    can read the review here..
    http://www.bythom.com/14lens.htm

    or if u really want a 17-35 range, i used to have the sigma one.. 2.8-4..
    pretty good value for tat lens.. but at 17/2.8, edges r a little soft, but center is tack sharp! 2nd hand shld be ard $500+... sigma juz launched its HSM version tho.. do check it out~

    maybe u shld state ur budget too..

    budget's 500

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristlbel
    budget's 500
    $500 is fine..
    i juz sold my sigma 17-35 for ard tat price.
    gotten the 15-30 and i'm in love wif it~~~~

    think there's another guy selling the 17-35 for $480 in the past weeks..
    try searching for it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hackie
    $500 is fine..
    i juz sold my sigma 17-35 for ard tat price.
    gotten the 15-30 and i'm in love wif it~~~~

    think there's another guy selling the 17-35 for $480 in the past weeks..
    try searching for it..

    Hwah depreciation so much ar!! I bought second hand like 1 year back for $550...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerstorer
    Might want to wait for the new optical revision of the Sigma 17-35 HSM and the Tamron Di 17-35 to arrive. They might give the Nikon 18-35 a bad time.
    Does anybody know when these two lens would be available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke21
    I think primes are fabulous recommendations (personally) but guess some pple would just prefer to zoom then to walk....

    Individual's preference I guess...
    There are times when walking is not an option... no room to go further back!!! Example of image (The Great Court in the British Museum) taken with the 17-35mm at 17mm focal length.


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    Well...... agree lar...... if u are going for such a wide shot..... no choice but to take a ultra wide angle lens... otherwise why produce such lens for?

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