Can Sigma 35/1.4 also trouble the waters for Nikon 24/1.4?

Started Jan 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
ARB1
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Re: Sigma 35/1.4 does trouble the waters for Nikon 35/1.4?

ADMint wrote:

sroute wrote:

ADMint wrote:

I know the lens smashes Nikon in price, but as I asked before, how's the build quality (sigma)?

On the surface, build quality looks excellent.

It doesn't have a 10 year recyclable symbol on the side - this is an all metal lens. The lens hood is plastic but sturdy and twists on with a reassuring click. Manual focus is quite good bordering on excellent in my view - not loose at all, perhaps slightly stiff but I'd rather that, and no play. I'm coming to this lens (and the D800) after years using *only* manual focus Zeiss lenses.

It looks good and inspires confidence.

Would I want to drop it? Nope.

10 year warranty for Canadian buyers, yay!

Thanks for the feedback. Looks like I may give it a look. Now I'll just have to decide if I still want Nikon's 28mm 1.8G or this Sigma 35mm.

Oh, and since I'm in the U.S. I wonder what that warranty would be?

I'm in the same boat but I just couldn't get past the build quality of the Nikon 28mm so I returned it.  I may wait to see is Sigma comes out with an Art line in 24 or 28mm 1.4 or 1.8 and if they don't I'll get the 35mm 1.4.

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