Home » Articles » Blog » Which Sony E-Mount Wide Angle Lens is BEST? [SIGMA, TAMRON, ZEISS, GM] Which Sony E-Mount Wide Angle Lens is BEST? [SIGMA, TAMRON, ZEISS, GM] December 14, 2019 Bruce Wright 47 Articles, Blog Tags: best a7iii lenses, camera, distortion, Focus, lens, lens review, review, sharpness, sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 sony, sony 16-35 2.8, sony 16-35 f4 vs 16-35 f2.8, sony 16-35 gm, sony 16-35mm f4, sony a7iii e-mount best wide angle lenses, sony e mount wide angle lens full frame, sony e mount wide angle lenses, sony e-mount best wide angle lenses, sony e-mount wide angle lens, sony wide angle lens comparison, sony zeiss 16-35mm f4, tamron 17-28 sony, tamron 17-28mm f2.8 sony, videography Previous: New Comics for December 18, 2019 Next: What are right angles? Geometry Terms and Definitions Related posts Best Wide Angle Lens for Micro 4/3 (Panasonic 12mm f1.4) hey everyone in today’s video we’re gonna be talking about the Panasonic Leica Summilux 12-millimeter f one point four and I’m also going to be… How to Pull Off a Unique Camera Angle in Tight Spaces Hi, this is Jay P. Morgan. Today on The Slanted Lens, we’re gonna show you how to put cameras in small, tight spaces. I love… About The Author Bruce Wright 47 Comments Dunna Did It says: December 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm Which lens would you get and why? Reply JD FILMS AND STILLS says: December 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm You crushed this video!! Great job Reply Please Stand By says: December 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm Pretty disappointed you didn't review that 5th "drinkable" lens 😐 Haha great comparison video tho bro! Reply Chris Brockhurst says: December 9, 2019 at 4:43 pm I want that Sigma 14-24 Reply ZappaBlues says: December 9, 2019 at 5:08 pm Cdn or US $$$$ Reply ScottDHutson says: December 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm Shame you couldn't include the Sony 12-24 f4 G, I own it but am considering upgrading to the sigma 14-24mm f2.8. Great vid none the less! Reply Adrian Thomas says: December 9, 2019 at 5:26 pm Made the decision and traded in my a6500 and all my lenses.. got an a7iii and the signa 14-24.. amazing lens.. love it.. and there are rear filters are coming for it from what i hear Reply David Vaini says: December 9, 2019 at 5:43 pm Laowa 15mm F2 Zero Distortion. Can put on threaded filters, sharper than all those lenses, no distortion, all metal construction, smaller in size, clicked and declicked aperture adjustment, and macro like abilities with focusing about an inch away from the lens. No brainer Reply RoshuaJogers says: December 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm Tamron, price, relative quality. Good video man. Nice practical approach. That being said, I'm evaluating a new zoom lens for my aps-c sony…working it all out is a booger especially given I have primes that cover the range sufficient and two zooms, one adapted, one native. I have a feeling that as soon as I make a decision and purchase, Sigma will release the exact thing I would like to have: an Art quality zoom that beats the pants off the Sony 16-55 2.8. Reply Chris Plante says: December 9, 2019 at 5:48 pm How do the extending zoom lenses perform on a gimbal? Do you need to re-calibrate or does the gimbal make up for the weight change? Reply Ed Vizenor says: December 9, 2019 at 5:56 pm DUNNA DID IT! ☝️ Reply Ben Jones says: December 9, 2019 at 6:39 pm As my viewers know, all I’m really missing from my kit is a wide-angle (28mm is the widest I have right now!) – been considering the Tamron for a while, especially since I picked up the 28-75mm, which I’m dead happy with… for only missing the 1mm at the wide end, and keeping the kit size/weight down, think I’ll definitely be picking it up soon! Great little video, keep it up! Reply Najeeb Badalandabad says: December 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm but if you can get the sony Zeiss for as much as the Tamron 17-28.. then that's where it gets tricky Reply John Brighenti says: December 9, 2019 at 7:22 pm For a while I agonized over whether to get one of the 16-35's. I had bought the 100-400GM a few months earlier, and my wife was giving me the eyeroll whenever I talked about getting another lens. But the talking heads on youtube all told me I needed a 16-35 for my holy trinity, so I was leaning toward the f/4 to save some money. Then I torpedoed all of that by listening to the little voice in the back of my head that said YOLO and got the 24mm GM instead. Haven't regretted that decision. Plenty wide for me, razor sharp, and just a great lens. Maybe I'll eventually grab the 16-35 f/4 just to have the option, then again that Sigma 14-24 looks pretty tempting to fill the gap… Reply Per Einar Ljøkjel says: December 9, 2019 at 8:09 pm I had a 10% view of your 😳 when I saw the video, 10% (780) of your sub count had seen it and 10% of them liked it😂 an tip for testing the quality of lenses is beside shooting wide open, also shoot fully closed. When you start to step bellow f-16 glass flaws and loss of sharpness will appear. Reply Paul Feinberg says: December 9, 2019 at 8:17 pm I have been super happy with my Tamron 17-28mm. I love the 2.8 it matches perfectly with my Tamron 28-75mm. The price is right the quality is just surprisingly good. Like you said I really like how small it is and its the perfect gimbal lens since the zoom is internal. I used it on a gimbal for client work this past weekend and wow it was so nice to make those changes without re-balancing. Can't say enough good things about it. Thanks! Reply Morten Andersen says: December 9, 2019 at 8:30 pm Thank you for a nice and informativ video about the wide zooms for Sony. I have been looking to Tamrons 17-28 and Sigmas 14-24 for a while, but have decided to drop the wide zoom. Instead I have Samyangs 18mm 2.8 and the Sony 28mm 2.0 and the next lense I buy is the Samyang 35mm 1.4. If I need to zoom I just put on my Sony 24-105mm 4.0 – the same goes for my aps-c where I also goes with the Sigma series of fast primes and if I need to zoom I use the Sony 18-105mm f 4.0 when I find the money to buy that lense. Reply Kelkschiz says: December 9, 2019 at 8:40 pm That title is incorrect. I started watching this video… And discovered the video is only about zoom lenses… Bummer, as I'm not really interested in zoom lenses. Reply HD BnB says: December 9, 2019 at 8:57 pm What about the Laowa!? I love that lens! Reply Marlon King says: December 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm Nice review dude – very helpful. Im still on the quest for a decent wide for the a6500 the 10-18 f4 still seems the only option and not great vs the 16mm sigma which is non zoom so not very practical day to day. Anyhow, thats my challenge. This video will be re-watched when I upgrade to Full Frame 🙂 Reply Eric Stahl says: December 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm Just got an a7iii on black friday with a kit lens. With my weebil lab combo the tamron seems the best fit for me. and i bought an a7iii so the cheaper lens seems like a good call Reply Creative 7 Inc says: December 9, 2019 at 10:15 pm Big ups for the Artlist sponsorship man! Personally like the Sigma quality the most through these ones! Reply Orphouille says: December 9, 2019 at 10:18 pm where's the 12-24 f4 from sonyyyyy ????? Reply thekback says: December 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm I’ve got both the Ziess 16-35 f4 and the Tamron 17-28 f2.8… I don’t know whether to keep both or sell either of them… I love them both hahaha. Reply comebacktobal says: December 9, 2019 at 10:37 pm Tamron <3 Reply Karlo's Corner says: December 9, 2019 at 10:39 pm I have an a6400, do you have any cheap wide-angle lens recommendations for a crop sensor? Reply Nathan Potter says: December 10, 2019 at 2:37 am You should have titled it "best wide ZOOM"… No primes? Reply Agustin Gomez says: December 10, 2019 at 3:57 am is the Sigma too distorted to vlog? Reply Puleen Patel says: December 10, 2019 at 5:49 am Just found your YT channel yesterday and loving all your content. As a Sony E user, i'm loving your suggestions and tips. Reply Stefan1968ful says: December 10, 2019 at 5:55 am Sony 24mm 1.4 GM. The king. Reply Mali Mish says: December 10, 2019 at 9:54 am For APSC you are better off with the Sony 10-18 F4 with OSS. Much better match with focal range considering the crop factor. That basically leaves the 16-35 F4 useless. Reply Stephen Averett says: December 10, 2019 at 12:35 pm tamron but not the 12-24? Reply R Hogarth says: December 10, 2019 at 3:04 pm When I bought mine, the only two options were the Sony/Zeiss f4 or the Sony GM f2.8. I wanted a wide angle for landscape which I typically shoot at f8-f16. When I looked at the price difference between the two lenses, I could not justify paying the extra for those rare occasions that I needed the f2.8. In all honesty, this decision was tempered by the fact that I also had the Tokina 20mm f2 Firin manual focus lens (that I bought for astrophotography) so I did have a fast wide option already in my camera bag. Reply Ken Or says: December 10, 2019 at 3:35 pm This is there best comparison video I've seen… Thanks for your feedback, you've definitely helped me make a decision on which lens to get! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Reply Jon Can Ayyildiz says: December 10, 2019 at 3:59 pm Yes, comparison I wanted to see all this time long! Thanks brother Reply CineChimp says: December 10, 2019 at 5:18 pm Wait till the new year, they'll be cheaper!! Reply Jack Stolz says: December 10, 2019 at 10:35 pm Dude awesome video!! Been using the Tamron 17-28 and just love it. Definitely don't need anything besides that and my 24-70. Stoked you're on the Artlist train as well. I love that I can use the tunes for commercial work with no issues. Huge lifesaver. Reply Tim White says: December 11, 2019 at 12:11 am Nice selection of lenses! I shoot a lot of astro so the Sigma 14-24 was the best overall choice. If I wasn't doing astro quite so seriously I'd have gone for the 16-35 GM; it's such a useful focal range that I think it'd soon justify the higher price tag vs the Tamron. All look great though! Reply Logan Gilley says: December 11, 2019 at 1:32 am Why not include the Sony 12-24 F4? Reply Firat SOLA says: December 11, 2019 at 10:21 am Ok, there is another aspect though, I can find sony 16-35 f2.8 for 1600€ and tamron for 850 €, which one should I go with? It's not double the price and the sony makes it more reasonable to have zoom lens. With tamron, it feels like getting a prime lens with wider aperture makes more sense as the range is only 11mm. Someone help me 🙂 Can't decide 🙂 Reply Versatile Edge Media says: December 11, 2019 at 2:25 pm Hey Dunn’s, I have Sony A6500 I shoot weddings and street portraiture, my set up is Sigma 16 1.4 Sigma 30 1.4 and Sony G 18-105 F4 do you think I should just sell or upgrade to full frame or is their any other lens you recommend for my collection in regards to event and wedding photography. Reply michael gondokusumo says: December 11, 2019 at 4:16 pm 👍 Reply Marcel Volker says: December 11, 2019 at 6:09 pm Funny that – after much deliberation I actually just bought the Sony Zeiss f/4 :D. Soz! Reasons being the Sigma and GM are above my budget, the Zeiss is on special offers here in the UK making it ~50 USD/40 GBP cheaper than the Tamron, and then I do appreciate the OSS and longer zoom range for my style of photography. (I don't shoot wide open much)At original prices (900 GBP Tamron and ~1050 GBP Zeiss) I would have gone for the Tamron, yes. Reply The Critic says: December 11, 2019 at 7:50 pm Not the greatest of lens reviews. I felt like to watch the advert I would at least get some value out of it. Each lens should get a proper review if you're going to do something you should do it right. I mean you have nearly 100k subscribers don't you think they deserve a little more effort? Give them something back for them giving you so much. Reply Becki and Chris says: December 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm This makes me want to upgrade my 16-35 to the 2.8 G-Master, I tossed the f4 on my A7R and was really missing the extra stop for interior photography! Great comparison D! Reply Gary Jahman says: December 13, 2019 at 8:50 pm I have the Tamron 17-28 and 28-75 and in total it cost me 1750 euro. If you buy the G master 16-35 and 24-70 that would be almost 5000 euro! The Sigma 14-24 and 24-70 would be a bit above 3000 euro Even though I am a professional photographer/filmmaker and I can afford all the expensive glass around. I still go for the cheapest because it is lighter and the image quality is not that different. Thanks Dunna for the video! Reply Angel Dapat says: December 14, 2019 at 7:03 am Can you do editing to lightroom on the phone? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.