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poptart

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I like fast lenses and have the 50/1.4 but want something wider for my D70 - the 28/1.4 is too expensive - would I be better off going for the 20/2.8 or the 35/2 or even holding out for the 17-55/2.8??

Are the Sigma primes any good - they have a 30/1.4 etc...

thanks

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poptart said:
I like fast lenses and have the 50/1.4 but want something wider for my D70 - the 28/1.4 is too expensive - would I be better off going for the 20/2.8 or the 35/2 or even holding out for the 17-55/2.8??

Are the Sigma primes any good - they have a 30/1.4 etc...

thanks

A
Still it's only going to be close to a normal lens. If the price is ok, maybe you can buy and let us know. ;) There are not many wideangle lenses with this kind of fast aperture so if the price is a fraction of the Nikon 28/1.4, it might be worth a try.
 

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poptart said:
I like fast lenses and have the 50/1.4 but want something wider for my D70 - the 28/1.4 is too expensive - would I be better off going for the 20/2.8 or the 35/2 or even holding out for the 17-55/2.8??

Are the Sigma primes any good - they have a 30/1.4 etc...

thanks

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erm... by and large, f1.4 primes cost an arm and a leg (some say kidney too...). if u want a slightly wider prime for ur D70 and dun cost u too much of a body part, u can always look out for a AF-D 28mm/f2.8. and, i do believe there's a tokina 17mm/f3.5 on sale now in Buy/Sell. do check it out?

personal opinion - i generally avoid sigma's too. however, there are not many decent 3rd-party prime lens out there on the mkt, unfortunately.
 

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For D70, the 35mm f2 is not that wide, just nice for group photos actually, the 20mm f2.8 is better, but it is only f2.8 aperture.
 

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Get the 17-35 instead. Might be a better worth. If you really want good primes, check out the AI glasses, not cheap though some of them, but they can perform beyond what the AF or AF-S can achieve.
 

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poptart said:
I like fast lenses and have the 50/1.4 but want something wider for my D70 - the 28/1.4 is too expensive - would I be better off going for the 20/2.8 or the 35/2 or even holding out for the 17-55/2.8??

Are the Sigma primes any good - they have a 30/1.4 etc...

thanks

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Try out the sigma at a shop for yourself, it has exemplary performance without taking account its price, just be careful of decentering issues or lemons.

Do note that focusing at apertures below f2.8 on a D70 are more of a hit/miss affair unless subject contrast is very high and distance is close. Since you already have the 50 f1.4, I'm sure you must have noted that.
 

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Zerstorer said:
Try out the sigma at a shop for yourself, it has exemplary performance without taking account its price, just be careful of decentering issues or lemons.

Do note that focusing at apertures below f2.8 on a D70 are more of a hit/miss affair unless subject contrast is very high and distance is close. Since you already have the 50 f1.4, I'm sure you must have noted that.
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poptart said:
I like fast lenses and have the 50/1.4 but want something wider for my D70 - the 28/1.4 is too expensive - would I be better off going for the 20/2.8 or the 35/2 or even holding out for the 17-55/2.8??

Are the Sigma primes any good - they have a 30/1.4 etc...

thanks

A
Hi!,
I have a sigma 30mm f1.4, it works great on my previous D70, and works great (great contrast and colors) on my D200. I tested a few pieces before taking one piece that gives me the sharpest image. :angel: It's my favourite travel lens, goes everywhere on holidays.
 

poptart

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thanks for all your comments - still not sure what to go for - but think I need to test some of them out...

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espn said:
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Hi espn

I thumbed up with you!!:thumbsup:

Unless the photographer have tried the Sigmas or other 3rd parties lens and make a comparison, else comments like that do not really help at all. :nono:

I have tried out the Sigma and it is good..hmm at that kind of price, I wld say more than good..

I have tried Sigma's wide (14mm) in my assignmets and it works. I shot mostly prime and I mean Nikon lens for that matter..After comparisons over a period of time, Sigmas and some other 3rd parties are fine..Sometimes it is a matter of application..

Anyhow, this is just an opinion of my own..I hope I have not done any overboard here..My apology to all..:cry:

Have a nice day guys..
 

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If u have budget constraints & don't need a very wide angle lens, the Nikkor AF 24 f/2.8D is very sharp :thumbsup: It's a tad sharper than it's 20mm brother and abt 2/3 of the price. Brand new is $560, 2nd hand can get for abt $300 plus :)
 

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