advice for 17-35mm lens?


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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 :thumbsup: 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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coke21 said:
I'm currently using a Nikkor AFD 18-35mm....fabulous lens...:D
AFD 17-35???
Do you mean AFD18-35 or AFS 17-35 instead?
 

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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....:D
 

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Bluestrike said:
Just wondering....

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

Individual's preference I guess...
 

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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 :devil:

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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Zerstorer said:
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....... :D
 

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hackie said:
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 :devil:

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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kristlbel said:
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~~~~ :heart:

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

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hackie said:
$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~~~~ :heart:

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... :sweat:
 

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Zerstorer said:
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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coke21 said:
I think primes are fabulous recommendations :thumbsup: (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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