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    Lens selection - Tamron 15-30 vs Nikon 20 1.8 vs Sigma 20 1.4 ART

    The usual first world problems. Current have the Nikon 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 50 1.4 and Tamron 90 Macro. Looking to add something on the wider side and torn between the Tamron 15-30, Sigma 20 1.4 Art and Nikon 20 1.8, all of which are outstanding and extremely sharp. Obviously each has pros and cons. Not sure how much landscape stuff I'll do but also not sure if 20 is wide enough. Sigma is offers 1.4, the Nikon is 1.8 is very light but could be an incredible lens for street, Tamron obviously has the flexibility of the zoom but is heavy and larger.

    i guess landscapes are nice but I don't know how wide I'd need to go or how much the 15-20 advantage is or whether people who have these use this range often.
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    Why don't you consider the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8? It is a very sharp lens and would give you 14-24; 24-70; and 70-200 all at f/2.8.
    If you want to have wide capability, this can go quite wide but you can go only moderately wide when that framing suits better.

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    The Tamron gets my nod, I have the Tokina and like its range. A friend is making a 3D printed filter holder for me to take 100x100 filters.
    The biggest plus is the price and quality over the Nikon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babu View Post
    Why don't you consider the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8? It is a very sharp lens and would give you 14-24; 24-70; and 70-200 all at f/2.8.
    If you want to have wide capability, this can go quite wide but you can go only moderately wide when that framing suits better.
    Largely because of the price tag. I don't use wide often to justify $2500 for a lens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J.davis View Post
    The Tamron gets my nod, I have the Tokina and like its range. A friend is making a 3D printed filter holder for me to take 100x100 filters.
    The biggest plus is the price and quality over the Nikon.
    Thanks. Ended up with the 20 f1.8. It doesn't go as wide but it's better for street carry. It's pretty sharp wide open


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    First photo...wide open of course


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