rayman102 wrote in post #14101397
For that amount of money I would rather buy a Nikon 14-24, EOS adapter ring, and a set of Lee's Filter kit for landscape work.
No kidding, lol--agree 100%. I was seriously interested in the 21 for my Nikon switch (the reviews make it seem like the best thing ever)--until my friend dropped by with the 21, 25, 35 1.4, 50, and 100 macro earlier in the week.....they'd just showed up at the store's rental department, they were brand new straight outta the box, so we were trying them out. Mechanically/build wise, amazzzzzingggg--make the nikkors look like toys....I could see how they'd rock for video....but....
But optically...for the price... meh. The Nikon 24 1.4 > than the 21 and 25, and when stopped down to f/8 roasted even the 21 in the corners pretty bad----we tested indoors and then he did a bunch of city shots with detail at infinity the next day...same deal. Online reviews seem to think otherwise, damn good reason to grab them from a local store or rent 'em, test things for yourself to see what your personal opinion is for sure. And if you get a great copy of something and love it but the reviews say something new is better, hang onto what you've got! lol (confession: I've not yet tried out the 14-24 nikon).
The 25 seemed rather sad for the price. :\ Nikon 35 1.4 seemed nicer than the Zeiss 35 1.4, as well, smoother oof rendering at 1.4... The only one that really impressed was the 100 macro, but then for that price you could get the mind blowing sigma 150 os. Sigh. :\ They are built so nice, and are fun to use, though!