Lenstip tests the DA 20-40 F2.8-4 Limited lens!

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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miles green
miles green Veteran Member • Posts: 5,482
Re: $1,000 20-40mm F2.8-4 vs $800 18-35mm F1.8

Joe Ogiba wrote:

The Sigma 18-35mm review on LensTip shows it is sharper than the much slower Pentax 20-40mm F2.8-4 so why would anyone pay $200 more for the Pentax ?

http://www.lenstip.com/396.4-Lens_review-Pentax_HD_DA_20-40_mm_f_2.8-4.0_ED_Limited_DC_WR_Image_resolution.html

http://www.lenstip.com/374.4-Lens_review-Sigma_A_18-35_mm_f_1.8_DC_HSM__Image_resolution.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1014041-REG/pentax_23000_hd_pentax_da_20_40mm.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/983904-REG/sigma_210_109_18_35mm_f1_8_dc_hsm.html

Not that it's a perfect lens, but neither is the Sigma. There are good reasons, besides the obvious weight & WR reasons:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53077958

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