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Top 34 Best Third Party Nikon F-Mount Lenses 2019 - Top Wide-angle Primes & Zooms

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Sigma AF 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens 

Sigma AF 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

 

There is a lot to love about a fine 28mm lens that has such a fast, bright maximum aperture, for all sorts of shooting applications. The Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens handles well, focuses precisely and produces superb results. The price seems to fairly reflect the quality that is on offer, and what is on offer is a very desirable lens that could well become a favourite for many wide-angle photographers.

An Editor's Choice award for another fine example of the lens makers' art.

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Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 F Lens 

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 F Lens

With a highly competitive price tag, high quality all around and an especially fine optical performance, the Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 lens for Nikon F certainly more than justifies its cost. Against the competition, it holds its head up high and hits a very sweet price/performance point that makes it a very serious contender for those seeking a 14mm lens. A definite Editor's Choice.

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Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 

Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4

As always, there will be a price to pay for excellence. None of the 24/25mm f/1.4 bright lenses are cheap, but they do represent the cost of high-quality optics. The Milvus represents a variation, sacrificing the AF and pulling no punches in weight or bulk, just delivering solid engineering and optical quality.

Manual focus does become more difficult the wider we go and this may well not be for everybody, but there are others who will revel in the sheer tactile joy of handling a precision, traditional style lens.

High quality, smooth handling and a fast, bright f/1.4 aperture make the Milvus 25mm f/1.4 an attractive proposition.

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Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM | A 

Sigma 24 35mm F2 DG Art Lens (5)
 

What is there not to like about this lens? It's capable of delivering excellent sharpness, with low CA and distortion and offers pretty good value for money too.

Rather than creating a niche oddity, Sigma has produced a lens that may actually have much wider appeal, thanks to its unique f/2 maximum aperture, excellent build quality and the value for money it delivers. The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM is well worth taking a look at. 

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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A 

Sigma 18 35 F18 Dc A Lens (3)
 

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A lens opens new possibilities for owners of APS-C format cameras for low light shooting and creative use of depth of field with a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, normally reserved for prime focal length lenses. The image quality delivered, especially at shorter focal lengths is of the level normally reserved for prime lenses also.

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Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Distagon T* 

Zeiss Milvus 18mm F2,8 Top View With Hood
 

The temptation may well be there to go for the wider 15mm lens at the same price, or one of the alternative 15mm offerings. However, the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 does offer a smaller, lighter lens that is easier to focus and handle and may even be more universally useful. It is not a lower cost option. The optical performance is virtually the same.

This leaves the lens as a very tempting option that could be a superb travel and landscape companion.

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Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD 

Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD

There are a few things missing, such as Vibration Reduction and full-time manual focus, but the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD is a very impressive lens in terms of performance. When we see that the price is also very reasonable it becomes an attractive proposition indeed. If the features and specification suit, then the lens can definitely be Highly Recommended.

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2

 

The new Tamron lens performs very well indeed and has a very well balanced set of properties. It is well priced against similar lenses and definitely worth looking at. Images are sharp, well detailed and show smooth bokeh. Resistance to flare is excellent.

In summary, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a very fine general purpose zoom lens, highly recommended.

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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens 

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens

 

This is a very attractive proposition for full frame users. A reasonable cost, a sound general performance, gorgeous bokeh and the potential for portrait shooting, low distortion, in fact, a variety of positive aspects that make for a quality end result. It's a pity the weather resistance isn't a bit stronger and the weaker performance at 70mm will not suit everyone, but even this may well delight others as the portrait and perhaps flower study potential is very real. Overall, recommended.

The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens is well balanced with the potential for creative portraiture. 

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11 Sep 2020 5:22AM
I think there is a few good lenses you did not mention, would like to see more reviews about affordable lenses for Sony.
joshwa Plus
10 923 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2020 8:49AM
12 Sep 2020 3:17AM
Thank you Joshua!

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