Opinions on best wide (budget) prime lens?

Started Jan 6, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Opinions on best wide (budget) prime lens?
In reply to MAC, Jan 8, 2013

MAC wrote:

imqqmi wrote:

Love To Shoot wrote:

MAC wrote:

I like my 35f2 btw for the price - $289. Didn't want to chance the sigma for AF.

So are there known issues with the AF on the Sigma? I just began my research and hadn't heard anything yet, but I'd like to read up on it.

When I was researching for a 30mm prime it came to my attention the 35mm f/2 is a little 'dreamy' wide open, that woud've bothered me. The sigma was very clear with a slight softness in the corners. And it's a bit faster too and has a nice focus ring.

If I wanted a dreamy look to my images I'd use photoshop for that, with the sigma I at least have a choice

Not sure where that came from - data?

Sorry it was the 28mm f/1.8 that is hazy/dreamy wide open. The 35mm is a bit better in that regard.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/38295162

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=405&Camera=396&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=2&LensComp=122&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=1

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