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| p.3 #2 · Nikon 24 f/1.4 or 35 f/1.4? |
Everyone says the sigma is sharper than the Nikon, but what about the overall rendering of the image? To me, from what I have seen so far, I prefer the look of the Nikon.
If you prefer the Nikon...nothing wrong with that. I have shot with both, and overall prefer the overall performance of the Sigma. Don't get me wrong, it's not that the image rendering of the Nikon was bad. But it was not good enough for me to justify the significant price difference between the two lens. I'm fortunate to have the disposable income to spend on either one...but if I'm going to pay essentially a "premium" for the Nikon IMHO it would need to blow the Sigma out of the water. I just didn't see that.
To me this is one of those nice occasions in photography when you can purchase a third party product, pay less cash, and receive comparable or even superior performance than buying from the big two.
To answer the OPs question...I would pick the Sigma 35mm over the Nikon 24mm. I agree with Ben who commented that his purchase of the 24mm was a case of N.A.S.. The 24mm is a very good lens...but I just didn't find myself using it enough to justify the cost.
Choice is a great thing, no right and wrong way to go as long as you are happy with your purchase that's all that matters. Plenty of pros are using both 35's and getting top quality shots.