E type vs G type vs Tamron: What's the Difference

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  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 100Member
    I still have not made a decision (not even sure I want another lens to carry around). However I just noticed the Nikon 20mm f/1.8G. Not sure why I never looked at this before. Yes, 20mm is not as wide as what I was considering, but f/1.8 would be better for astro and night shots than f/2.8. The price is really good too. DOES ANYONE HERE HAVE EXPERIENCE USING THIS LENS?
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,236Moderator
    I do. I got it for the reasons you are considering it. I found its performance in terms of abberations to be average so I sent it back. Your mileage may vary.
    Always learning.
  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 100Member

    I do. I got it for the reasons you are considering it. I found its performance in terms of abberations to be average so I sent it back. Your mileage may vary.

    Appreciate the feedback. I may just stick with what I have or go for a bit wider.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,236Moderator

    I do. I got it for the reasons you are considering it. I found its performance in terms of abberations to be average so I sent it back. Your mileage may vary.

    Appreciate the feedback. I may just stick with what I have or go for a bit wider.
    A lot of people rate the 14mm Rokinon/Samyang.
    Always learning.
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,034Member
    edited November 2019
    14mm Samyang ..my favorite lens ..set at 10ft f5.6 just shoot ..crop later . great holiday walk about lens and cheap ( two versions manual and auto focus) Sharp beyond belief.

    The major difference between Nikon and Tamron is for many you can use the tap in console so if you have a camera without fine focus adjust you can do it in the lens rather than in the camera and get perfect focus through the zoom and distance ranges.
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  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 100Member
    I did look at the 14mm Rokinon (Samyang) and that is still a consideration, though I may not buy any lens and just stick with what I have. However two nights ago I was shooting in a tight space (a historic observatory) and a wider lens would have come in handy.
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,034Member
    Turning the camera portrait and taking 3 shots to stitch together works good for me
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