Which of These Wide Angle Zoom Lenses Is Right for You?

A wide angle zoom lens with an f/2.8 maximum aperture is useful for a wide range of applications, including wedding photography, landscape work, astrophotography, and more. Such lenses can be quite expensive, however, often going for north of $2,000. Both Tamron and Sigma offer much more affordable options, however, and this excellent video comparison takes a look at both to help you decide which is right for your work. 

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this helpful video review compares the Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary and Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lenses. The great thing about both these lenses is that they retail for less than $1,000, less than half the price of many first-party options. The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 was one of my easiest recommendations for a lens ever, as it offers fantastic performance at a great price, and the awesome thing is that you can actually buy the entire f/2.8 trinity for about the price of a single first-party 24-70mm f/2.8, so if you are worried about that loss of a bit of focal length compared to a 16-35mm, keep that in mind. All that said, it looks like both lenses are quite impressive for the price. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Abbott on both lenses. 

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