In this latest video, we take a look at four wide-angle zoom lenses on the market to help you determine which is the best bang for your buck. Watch the video and tell us in the comments which wide angle lens you’re considering.

Battle of the Wide Angle Lenses

Name Tokina Opera AF 16-28mm FX F/2.8 FF Lens Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Lens Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens
Series Opera SP Art Nikkor
Type Wide Angle Zoom Wide Angle Zoom Wide Angle Zoom Wide Angle Zoom
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 f/2.8 f/2.8 f/2.8
Autofocus System GMR magnetic AF sensor Ultrasonic Silent Drive Hyper-Sonic Motor Focusing Silent Wave Motor AF System
Minimum Focus Distance 11″ 11″ 10.24” 11.02″ 
Image Stabilization None Vibration Compensation for 4.5-stops None None
Construction Plastic Metal Metal Metal
Elements 15 elements in 13 groups
(Three aspherical elements, Three Low Dispersion Elements)
18 elements in 13 groups
(Three LD and three aspherical elements)
17 elements in 11 groups
(Three FLD, three SLD, and three aspherical elements)
14 elements in
11 groups (Three aspherical and two ED elements)
Aperture Blades 9 rounded 9 rounded 9 rounded 9 rounded
Weather Sealing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Coating multi-coating AX, eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings Super Multi-Layer Coating Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
Filter Thread None Rear Filter holder (on Canon model) None None
Lens Hood Built-In Built-In Built-In Built-In
Weight 950g 1,110g 1151g 1000g
Cost $699.00 $1,299.00 $1,299.00 $1,896.95

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