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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What's the best optical quality short-wide lens I can buy for my Nikon? |
On my recent Antarctica trip I had some equipment failures - one of them was that the automatic diaphragm on my Nikkor 35mm f/2 AF-D broke. When I got home I got a quote on fixing it but it was $125-200 and I can buy a full replacement for something close to that.
But I never really liked this lens that much because it has noticeable coma wide open. This is not something that the average photographer would notice but I bought it partly for shooting star fields from an equatorial mount where I want my stars to be perfect pinpoints, and I want to shoot wide open.
So my store told me they could sell me a Nikon 35mm f/1.8 for around that price, but when I read this review, (with images!) it looks horrible for my purpose.
So as long as I'm buying a new lens, if I take a money-is-no-object approach, but it has to fit a Nikon FX body, what's the optically best (minimum coma, minimum spherical aberration, minimal astigmatism) lens in a fast (f/2 or better), short (say 24-40mm) lens I can buy? I don't care if it's made by Nikon.
I currently own Nikon 20 f/1.8, and a 50 f/1.4, so it should fit between that range. Thanks in advance.