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11-27-2022, 07:49 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by joedonohoe22 Quote
Thanks all for chiming in! Definitely prefer working with primes. The Sigma 24mm F2.8 looks like a good bet, both in terms of IQ and cost. Anyone using one with 35mm film?
I did use mine for several shots on my last roll. I am pretty sure that was in 2009, not a big film user . I remember being impressed with the wideness.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikesbike Quote
The Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG was formulated during the film era, and I've had mine ever since, now for use on my DSLRs. This one has a good following.
The Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG is a good lens, although quite bulky. At f/1.8, the image is not very sharp outside of the center zone but the fast aperture is great for blurring the background in close-up pictures. For landscape work, the aperture should be closed down to f/8.

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I would prefer the Sigma 24 2.8 super-wide in AF or manual over the 1.8 which will lack sharpness in the corners until significantly stopped down.

The Tamron RMC II 24mm 2.8 will give you quite good results on film cameras too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Papa_Joe Quote
I would prefer the Sigma 24 2.8 super-wide in AF or manual over the 1.8 which will lack sharpness in the corners until significantly stopped down.

The Tamron RMC II 24mm 2.8 will give you quite good results on film cameras too.
I second Papa_joe.

The Sigma AF 24mm 2.8 Super Wide is an excellent lens. The Tamron adaptal 24mm 2.8 is a decent option.
I own 2 copies of the Sigma and one Tamron.

11-28-2022, 04:40 PM   #20
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I have one of these: Cosina MC MACRO 24mm F2.8 Lens Reviews - Cosina Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database
Very nice little lens and my copy is sharp.
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I'm another one who can recommend the 24mm f/2.5 Tamron Adaptall 2 on film; I have hundreds of fine shots taken with this lens. If you find you want to go wider, the Adaptall 2 17mm f/3.5 is also very good. I had the one with the built in filters.
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Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Wide-Angle Lens for Pentax - here. Samyang or Rokinon is the same.

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I have the Sigma 24mm Super wide 2. It's AF but I assume that doesn't matter. (And I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.)

It works great on my K-1


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QuoteOriginally posted by joedonohoe22 Quote
Thanks all for chiming in! Definitely prefer working with primes. The Sigma 24mm F2.8 looks like a good bet, both in terms of IQ and cost. Anyone using one with 35mm film?
I've never shot it on film, but a word of caution about the Sigma 24/2.8: on my copy at least, I found that this lens suffered from severe ghosting flare. It ruined more than a few images for me, and a lens hood only partially helped. It's a pity, because otherwise it was a sharp lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
SMC A 24/2.8 or the Tamron Adaptall-2 24/2.5...
The K series 24mm is supposedly the same optically as the A series, and would be fine on the ME Super. There was not a M series 24mm released for the M series cameras, the K lens remained in production and available. A Tamron came my way just two weeks ago, and is very impressive so far, on the K-1. I almost always use a hood on a 24mm, usually not a filter.

So I think the weight of opinion here seems to be that any of these would be well matched:
Sigma
Tamron Adaptall-2
Pentax A or its similar ancestor.
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Couple odd things in this thread; "DG" in Sigma speak = digital full-frame design. The lens came out around 2011 or 2012 per fast searching. I use it on my film cameras often and it's excellent but it's not a "film lens" per se. It's pretty big and heavy and conspicuous. I like it.


RMC = Tokina meaning multi-coated or some such thing. Not a Tamron thing. The Tokina RMC 24mm is not highly spoken of but I don't think it's awful. I actually own one and think I've used it once; it came with a lens I actually wanted for free.

There are a number of 3rd party 24's in the User Review section of the forum that look interesting. Cosina made a few for both their own brand as well as others. They review decently and shouldn't cost a lot. I think the Sigma 24mm Super-Wide II AF was supposed to be a very good lens when it was new. Should be some good options out there on ebay etc as well as the Marketplace here.
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MY theory was watch the Marketplace and take the first 24 that came up. It turned out to be the Sigma 24 Super-wide. Personally, I find it to be great lens. I've never had an issue with it. With 24mm you have such wide DoF it's unlikely you're going to have softness issues, or deal much with out of focus areas. I can't imagine there are many bad ones out there.
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