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  1. SCraig

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    What issues? I have 3 Sigma lenses that work perfectly with my D7100.


     
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    The 17-50 specifically...its well documented on the internet. Some folks have had to get several copies before they got one that worked properly
     
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    Hey destin. Yeah while it seemed to be raved about being the best standard zoom to stick on a DX, alas so many people have issues with it.
    For that reason ive steered away. The tamron sister lens is supposedly loud as F and is slow focusing. So I have to skip that too.
    The nikon flagship quite simply doesnt seem worth its weight in both senses.

    I am debating now between the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 art and the sigma 35mm prime f1.4 art.
    Hard choice...the 18-35 has more versitility via range but isnt transferable to FX come time I eventually switch. Its vignetting is also not the greatest.
    The 35mm f1.4 looks great, with a price though and may cause me issues as a walk around when I do need shorter or higher.

    Such decisions to make.
     
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    Have you considered a 24-70? Sure it’s made for full frame but is also very useful on a crop sensor.

    You could get the last generation Tamron 24-70 VC for like $600 used. Rented one last month and it was great.
     
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    Not sharp enough for my liking
     
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    Really? The copy I rented was tack sharp. Equal to any of my other lenses for sure.
     
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    ROFL. Good luck.
     
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    Perhaps the DxO ratings dont mean much but I am currently looking to buy whats deemed the one of the sharpest lenses made for DX only: sigma 18-35 f1.8.
    Is the lens you are mentioning better? It only comes out as 11/24mp while the sigma 18-35 comes out as 17/24mp.
     
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    calm down youll give yourself asthma
     
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    You need to get off dxo mark. you need to understand what the subjective P-mpix rating even means (ie, learn to read a MTF). And you really need to learn that dxo rated sharpness isn't everything.

    yes, that sigma a very nice lens.
     
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    Alright, I appreciate that.

    You know, I'm really passionate about photography and I'm just looking for the best I can jam on my D7100. That's just me, I'm picky and I strive for perfection.

    Thus far, I've quite liked my Nikon 35mm f1.8g and it has been my workhorse without question...
    I'm looking to upgrade further from there though and I haven't been presented a different reference tool other than DXO which seemed more trustworthy than some other articles I have read on the net talking about lenses.

    Additionally, some lenses that people said were sharp, I did not find aesthetically pleasing whatsoever...for instance the Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 VR has been a disappointment to me. Bummer spending the money and not getting what you want out of it, you know what I mean?
     
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    my 58mm 1.4 is not sharp on paper, but i love how it renders.
     

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