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    Small, light UWA prime

    Hey guys, 24mm is the widest I have at the moment on FX, not including my fisheye - and I was thinking to get something a little wider for landscapes when I travel. I don't want to add too much weight or size to my kit which is curently (24,35,58,135.)
    My budget is ~$600, manual focus is ok, will be tripod use mainly so doesn't need to be fast - mainly need good corner to corner sharpness stopped down and compatable with filters. Small and lighter, the better

    So what are my options for full frame use?

    So far I have found the Nikon Ais 20mm 3.5, the Nikon 20 2.8 AFD and the Voigtlander 20mm? What am I missing?

    P.S. Doesn't have to be a prime - so if you know of a relatively, small, light UWA FX zoom for ~$600 that is good stopped down, I'd be interested in that too.

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    I have the 20 2.8......i like it
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    I think Tamron made a very well respected 17mm prime years ago. It may only exist in Adaptall mount, but for a D700 this is not an issue.
    From what I've read of it, it's very sharp.

    Finding one tho may be a very difficult endeavour.
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    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC


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    Thanks Darren and AK. Also just stumbled across the newer Samyang 14mm 2.8...although it isn't exactly small and light - it is meant to be even sharper than the Zeiss 18mm which is saying something.

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