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02-24-2014, 09:34 AM   #46
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I really like my 16-50 DA*

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Yeah but the first word on the topic title is "Budget"

There's also the word "film" there... so the DA* 16-50, as nice as it probably is, won't be on my radar...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Yeah but the first word on the topic title is "Budget"

There's also the word "film" there... so the DA* 16-50, as nice as it probably is, won't be on my radar...
Have you made a decision yet?
There are several 24mm lenses available on fleabay at the moment for reasonable asking prices or at auction.
Soligor and Vivitar are among them and should be OK
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Have you made a decision yet?
Yes... see posts #43 and #44 in the previous page... I went with the Tokina 19-35 (AF193 model). I'm pretty happy with it. Its images compare well with my primes, when stopped down to F5.6 or F8.

Eventually I want a 24mm prime, especially to be able to use it indoors where the Tokina always needs a flash, but I need to sell something else first. And you are right, there's some interesting lens at the auction site right now. If I hadn't spent the cash I had on the Tokina and Tammy 70-300 (which I needed for my son's baseball games) I'd jump on one of them.

I've also thought about the Sigma 17-35 f2.8-4, that can be had for under 200 dollars. The reviews are very good and by the reviews I've seen it's an excellent lens at f4 in all its range. The Sigma "El Hombre" 20mm f/1.8 is also a possibility, but that's quite a bit pricier, so probably a no-no.

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Yes... see posts #43 and #44 in the previous page... I went with the Tokina 19-35 (AF193 model). I'm pretty happy with it. Its images compare well with my primes, when stopped down to F5.6 or F8.

Eventually I want a 24mm prime, especially to be able to use it indoors where the Tokina always needs a flash, but I need to sell something else first. And you are right, there's some interesting lens at the auction site right now. If I hadn't spent the cash I had on the Tokina and Tammy 70-300 (which I needed for my son's baseball games) I'd jump on one of them.

I've also thought about the Sigma 17-35 f2.8-4, that can be had for under 200 dollars. The reviews are very good and by the reviews I've seen it's an excellent lens at f4 in all its range. The Sigma "El Hombre" 20mm f/1.8 is also a possibility, but that's quite a bit pricier, so probably a no-no.
Oops, I hadn't seen your choice previously.
The wide angle lens that I use the most is not MF only but also AF.
It is the Sigma 10-20 4-5.6 DC HSM
There will be plenty of these appearing on ebay and they are truly excellent - worth saving for IMHO
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