need a good wider angle prime badly... decisions decisions....
Nikon D90 | AF-S 18-105mm | AF 50mm f/1.8D | Tokina 12-24mm f4 | Sigma 30mm f1.4
hopefully f/1.4 and f/1.8... 35mm f/1.8 is one consideration, but dunno wide enough or not...
Nikkon D90 | AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm 1:35-5.6G | DI866 External Flashlight | AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
Last edited by kriegsketten; 8th September 2010 at 12:15 PM.
I don't need UWA... that I already have. Need a just wide enough but not too wide - important thing is f/1.4 or f/1.8.... Sigma 30mm I will think about it... but not sure about quality...
U can ask DD123, he got his 24mm... Good lens (from the pic he post was sharp)
Bro, if u buy any great prime lens do post it here to poison us, ok...
f1.4, f1.8 ............. SWEE!!!
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Compare to the Sigma 20/1.8. I think I made the right choice in going for the 24/1.8
Recent shots with the Sigma 24/1.8
AF micro adjustment set to +20. Will reset to zero once I get the lens calibrated at Sigma next monday.
And, pictures are PPed, but I did not have to add any sharpening to the pics. All pics shot wide open.
I have found my groove. Now I know why I seldom shoot with the 35/1.8... I enjoy shooting slightly wider. 24mm on DX will feel like a 35mm wide normal lens. People shots still not distorted.
Last edited by daredevil123; 12th September 2010 at 06:50 AM.
Thank you for the Sigma 24mm review, nice images there. Looks like a lens worth considering. Are all of them shot wide open? Yeah, that's why I'm not rushing to get any f/1.8 lens yet (but the Sigma in question is very tempting), as i'm hoping for wider options (one you can shoot widest and also gives you sharp contrasty images). Care to share what's the damage?
Was under the weather for the last couple of days, just resurrected from a two-day hibernation under heavy med - victim of the common flu bug...
Last edited by kriegsketten; 12th September 2010 at 12:13 PM.
If you want wider, You have to look at the F1.4 for autofocus lenses.
And for the wide prime it is the 24/1.4 AFS. That lens is cost slightly under $2.9k.
The other F1.4 AF lenses are:
85/1.4D - ~$1.8k
50/1.4G - ~$800
50/1.4D - ~$500
Sigma 50/1.4 - ~$825
Sigma 30/1.4 (DX lens) - ~$720
Sigma 20/1.8 - ~$880
Sigma 24/1.8 - ~$720
You can consider MF lenses, there are some F1.4 ones. Cheaper but some like the 85/1.4 and 35/1.4 Ai/Ais are not cheap. Wide primes are also very hard to to do manual focusing especially on D90 due to small viewfinder. And no metering for D90 also.
But bro, 1.8 to 1.4 is only half to 2/3 stops difference. But for some lenses, 85mm and wide prime in particular, the increase in price is exponential. So you really have to balance it out.
Last edited by daredevil123; 12th September 2010 at 04:23 PM.