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anco85
07-12-2008, 09:24 AM
Need something a little wider than the 50 so I came across the following 3 lenses:

Sigma 28-300 D 3.5-6.3 IF Aspherical (non DX)
Sigma 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC
Tokina 20-35mm 2.8

Price wise, they are all the same.

Which is the best of the lot?

VTEC_EATER
07-12-2008, 10:07 AM
If I were you, and I wanted something wider than 50mm, but had a very limited budget, I would get the Nikkor 18-55 v.2.0:

http://www.beachcamera.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=NK1855GII

Or spend another $50 and get the VR version:

http://www.beachcamera.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=NK1855VR

Optically they will be superior to any of the lenses you posted above, and their warranties are better. Silent wave motors, etc... No question, Nikon for the win!

anco85
07-12-2008, 03:50 PM
I want to keep to one of the three above mentioned lenses. I can get each for US$70 so it's a steal.

K1W1
07-12-2008, 04:13 PM
Without knowing anything about the optics my instincts lead me towards the Tokina. If they were my options I would be researching that Tokina lens.

I managed to find the specs on it here (http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/242/cat/33).

This search (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Tokina%2020-35) on Flickr pulled up 303 images.

anco85
07-12-2008, 04:23 PM
Thanks Kiwi

e_dawg
07-12-2008, 04:44 PM
As K1W1 said, Tokina 20-35/2.8 all the way. FM forums have a reviews page on the 20-35... consistently positive reviews:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=175&sort=7&thecat=29