According to the Modern tests, the Vivitar/Phoenix/etc. 19-35/3.5-4.5
has half the barrel distortion at 19mm as the Samyang at 18mm, still
significant, but much less. The 19-35 is also quite sharp at the wide
end in their test. I've found it to be quite a nice lens.
Curtis P. Hedman wrote:
Thanx, Jim, as well as the other members who have responded here or
directly... now have a couple of good leads. FWIW, I have a Samyang
18~28 (actually two of them, one broken and one almost new) but am not
really happy with them at the very short end of the range. I'm sort of
guessing that I really want a Tamron or Tokina 17mm, but hope to hold
off the cost of same by playing with something cheaper... possibly a
bad way to go, I understand!
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