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FF zoom starting c. 18mm?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Ziggy99, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2019
    Australia
    Is there anything in A mount?

    I'll try to recycle my Nikon 18-35mm with a Commlite but if that doesn't work ....
     
  2. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    You are only looking for alternatives in A-mount? Or zooms in general? Because the Sony 16-35s in e-mount are pretty well regarded, and I know the Canon 16-35L is commonly adapted.
     
  3. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2019
    Australia
    Yes, thanks, the Sony 16-35 is a good prospect but I have to save up for the 600mm tele that's coming (isn't it? :cautious:) as well.
     
  4. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2019
    Australia
    After exploring this I came to the conclusion that the Sony 16-35 was the shortest road there :2thumbs:
     
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  5. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    Did you consider picking up a used Tokina 16-28mm 2.8 in Nikon mount? Apparently it works well with the Commlite. It's a shame the 18-35G doesn't work, because it's a very good lens. I tried it on the Z7 though and it worked great.

    I was thinking about picking up the Tokina, but I opted for the Sony 16-35 f4 for video use.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2019 at 5:35 PM
  6. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2019
    Australia
    Yeah, I don't need f2.8 and prefer small lenses as I shoot on foot, sometimes while hiking or skiing. Not that the Sony 16-35 is a featherweight but that's OK.
     
  7. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    The Sony 16-35 f4 has a smaller footprint than either 16-35 f4 lenses for Nikon and Canon. Also the Nikon version has ugly mustache distortion at 16mm.

    At first I didn't like the extending barrel of the Sony, but for the sake of size, I've come to appreciate it now. Also I tend to prefer the Nikon 20mm 1.8 G over the 18-35mm G lens. It's more compact, extremely sharp and useable in low light.
     
  8. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2019
    Australia
    Yes, I've got a Nikkor 20mm D which performs way out of it's price range.
     
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