D90 lens choice - Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS vs Nikon 35 1.8 & 85 1.8

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D90 lens choice - Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS vs Nikon 35 1.8 & 85 1.8
Apr 27, 2011

Considering both options above for my new D90.

So far, I have come up with the following pros for each:

Sigma

  • OS (stabilized)

  • Great walk-around zoon range

  • Much more versatile in terms of focal lengths

Nikon

  • Larger aperture, better in low-light

  • Lighter/more compact on camera

  • True portrait lens

  • About $100 CAD cheaper for the pair vs the Sigma

  • Better quality control & resale value?

I will mainly shoot portrait style shots of my daughter, soon-to-be newborn, and other family members; but also like to do some landscape shots.

Any opinions?

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