Good wide angle lenses for Sony

Started Dec 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Alphoid
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Re: Purpose of lens, other lenses
In reply to EarthQuake, Dec 27, 2012

Interesting. I'd read very poor reviews of the Sigma 20/24 f/1.8s. Photozone.de gave the 20mm 1.5 stars, and the 24mm 1.75 stars on optical quality... Reviews generally portray especially the 20mm model as unacceptable. The 24mm may be an option if the IQ is reasonable on APS; I'll read up more about it.

I'm getting the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 due to the spectacular reviews on both DPReview and on Lensrentals. The Sony 35mm f/1.8 is really not an option -- the Sony SAM doesn't permit me to use the AF/MF button, which is fundamental to how I shoot. I often prefocus, focus-zoom-adjust, or otherwise need to decouple focusing from shooting. I can only do that with screw drive or SSM. Otherwise, it would be a very good lens for my purposes.

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