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David Smith
Rokinon vs Sigma 8-16mm / RE: sharpness
on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:42:28 pm

I just bought the BMCC EF and I'm now trying to decided on lenses.

For wide angle I'm trying to decide between the Rokinon lenses and the Sigma 8-16mm lens.

I've seen a lot of reviews on the Rokinon and they seem like a good lens (for the price) but very soft when wide open.

How does the Rokinon fair against the Sigma 8-16mm regarding sharpness?

I know the Rokinon is a prime and primes are normally sharper than a zoom, but I'm curious if anyone has tested both and what they thought.

Thanks!


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Matthew Sonnenfeld
Re: Rokinon vs Sigma 8-16mm / RE: sharpness
on Oct 18, 2013 at 4:44:15 pm

The Rokinons are very sharp lenses. If you are looking for sharpness then I would go for the Rokinons. But the flexibility of the zooms may be good for you. It all depends on your needs.

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