Are there any cheap wide angle lenses that can be adapted?

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Dericali Regular Member • Posts: 203
Are there any cheap wide angle lenses that can be adapted?

While I'd like to upgrade to the new 12-24mm GM, it's currently out of my budget.

I'm wondering if there are any  wide angle zoom lenses that can be adapted to FF on a Sony with a similar zoom range? Main use case is real estate and architecture, so auto focus is unnecessary. Sharpness and lack of distortion are the main requirements.

I'm wondering if there are any oldish wide angle lenses that are manual focus. Ideal amount to spend would be around $250-400

Nikolai Vassiliev Regular Member • Posts: 459
Re: Are there any cheap wide angle lenses that can be adapted?
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Good-old Sigma DG 12-24 is pretty decent for architecture (i use it much for tight places and for ceilings).

It has yellow-brownish cast (and bluish corners), some small bright blue flares but almost neglible distortion and good sharpness stopped-down.

I have the first version without motor (via LA-EA3), later Sigma made same with HSM motor for A-mount (and from start with motor for Nikon and Canon).

12-24 DG II is sharper, has better flare resistance but more distortion.

So you can get any of it with proper adapter.

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