Name Your All-Time Best Third Party Lens!

Started Feb 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
Scott Nicol
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Re: Name Your All-Time Best Third Party Lens!
In reply to PSCL1, Mar 29, 2012

I cant decide between 3 completely different lens - all have their pros and cons / different uses.. so I'll cheat and list them all

Tokina 11-16 f2.8 - Wonderfully fast and sharp, low distortion ultra wide and built like a tank - some AF issues, no longer available for Sony mount

Sigma 50mm f1.4 - fast, sharp short telephoto / portrait lens, superb in low light - needed to be rechipped by sigma after 1 month for new camera (Sony a77)

Sigma 50-150 f2.8 - small, light, cheap and fast - versatile telephoto lens for discrete street photography - not quite as sharp as some, no longer available in sony mount

If I had to choose a winner, I'd go for the 50mm based on straight IQ.. I use the other 2 more as walk about lenses BUT when I want a sharp, low light, hand held image, the 50mm is what I reach for.


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