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#1 Herman

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:03 AM

If so, I'd be keen to hear your experience / thoughts on this lens...


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:41 AM

I've been looking at a few wide-angle lens options being...

Tamron has a very good lens being the 15-30mm f/2.8. Great but overlaps to much with my Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G and Tammy 24-70mm lenses.

My benchmark lens is the Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8G but its been on the market now for 7 years and the competition has caught up. Big possibility that this terrific lens may be replaced offering greater width i.e. 12mm and E FL technology. VR would be an added bonus too!

The future Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ART is also on the horizon as well as the Irix 11mm f/4 and 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone. They also intrigue me though a zoom lens offers extra flexibility...

Choices, choices, choices.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:11 AM

DXOMARK results based on the D810 camera body...

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

Hmm looks like both of the third party are winners with the Tammy the IQ and VR(VC) winner but the Siggy is a super wide. Of course the Nikon is a proven commodity but on the high end of the price range.


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Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

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Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:06 PM

Yes, Jim, that's why I think the Nikkor is going to be a candidate for replacement!

 

3rd Party technology has caught up with Nikon.

 

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:08 PM

Yes, Jim, that's why I think the Nikkor is going to be a candidate for replacement!
 
3rd Party technology has caught up with Nikon.
 
:)


Agree wonder if Nikon will add VR?

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D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.

Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:59 PM

WOW, look at Tamron.... edge both out.

 

I am shocked.

 

I guess the Holy Trinity .... had better make some room!;)


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:27 PM

Tamron and Sigma are really upping their game but we have said that for some time. I think Tamron is making Pentax branded glass at least the 70-200 and 24-70 look Identical to the Tamron versions.

 

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D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.

Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:47 PM

Jay P. Morgan at TheSlantedLens.com has been promoting and using Tamron lenses for a while now. From what I can see on his website, he gets great results with them. I was really impressed with the 15-30. For $1200, it could give the Nikkor a serious run for its money.

The only potential glitch is Nikon changing their system such that the after-market lenses no longer meter or AF on some future body.
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:22 PM

Herman, I have the Nikkor 14-24 and love it.  However, that was 1.5 years ago, and I didn't like the alternatives.  If I was making the choice today, I would seriously consider both Sigma and Tamron.  They're stepping up their game.  Nikon isn't.  It's that simple.  :)


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:43 PM

Herman, I have the Nikkor 14-24 and love it.  However, that was 1.5 years ago, and I didn't like the alternatives.  If I was making the choice today, I would seriously consider both Sigma and Tamron.  They're stepping up their game.  Nikon isn't.  It's that simple.  :)

 

Thanks for responding Mark.  I'm currently holding out on a purchase as Nikon is supposed to be coming out with a few lenses of which at least one is expected to be a wide-angle.

The BIG question is, is it an update in respect of the 14-24 f/2.8G which was introduced 7 years ago.

 

The Tammy has got my attention BUT there's too much overlapping. On the other hand the Sigma is absolutely perfect in terms of focal length.

Am keen to see reviews of both the Irix 11mm & 15mm and... Sigma's 14mm f/1.8 too

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:51 PM

When it comes to Sigma vs Tamron, I can't help you with that choice.  Both companies have stepped up their game, with affordable, top quality glass.  

 

Unfortunately, if the D7500 is an example, Nikon is increasingly tone deaf.  :angry:


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