14mm 2.5 vs 17mm 1.8

Started Jan 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
Paulmorgan Veteran Member • Posts: 6,747
Re: 14mm 2.5 vs 17mm 1.8
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amalric wrote:

I was tempted to buy the 17mm but after the first negative reports preferred to get the inexpensive Sigma 19/2.8 (and the 30mm). They have all similar high resolution and neutral colour, so they are all a good complement.

The 14mm can have a terrible CA but it usually does facing the sun or when the sun is low, so I try to avoid it. The Sigmas have no flare, and all three have instant AF, so on the whole I am pretty happy having the same good resolution and colour across the focal range.

Mind you a hood for the 14mm would solve the CA, or almost.

Am.

The Sigmas have no flare, and all three have instant AF, so on the whole I am pretty happy having the same good resolution and colour across the focal range.

The 19mm can flare and will just like any other lens but it is one of the fastest focusing and sharpest at it price point, it is almost as sharp as the 20mm.

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