Wide angle comparison question

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Anyone have any experiences or info on how the Sigma 28 1.8 is in terms of quality to Nikkors 35 2.0 or vise versa. Thanks
 
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I haven't tried the sigma BUT they make good glass and I have very good faith in that lens (My 15-30 is incredible. I don't have enough words to describe it's performance. Sharp sharp sharp).

Now down to the real stuff: f1.8 VS. f2 is almost no difference. Very often the camera will meter the same. My cameras meter the same when I have the 50 at 1.8 or f2.

Also, 28 vs. 35mm view is very little in difference altough there is a slight difference.

Also, the size of the 35mm nikon is smaller, better.

What's really important is the contrast wide open and I think the Nikon wins in that dept. This would be the most important part when choosing a lens.
 
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Might also want to see how the reviews come out for the new Sigma 30mm 1.4, which is supposed to be released very soon.
 
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I've got the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 on order and talked to Adorama yesterday. They said it will be at least 3 more weeks before it ships.

I very much hope they are wrong.

_/oe
 
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I love my 50 1.8 Nikkor but that ends up being a 75mm with the crop factor. I would like to get close to a 50mm after the crop factor. The reason I was asking about the sigma 28mm is itt will aslo get a 1-2.9 magnification ratio. I do already have a mcro lens however this I thought might make the sigma a more general photo lens. The 30mm 1.4 I think has a magnification ratio of 1-10.
 
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At B&H it is listed as 1:4.2 which isn't too bad but that is one of the reasons I am curios about the quality difference between all lenses in this range.
 
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