Competition makes us all better… right Sigma?

,sigma 14-24 f2.8, Nikon 14-24 f2.8, photography, landscape, nikon, sigma, wide angle lenses, Dan Jurak, Alberta

Photo credit Nikon Rumors website

If you have followed this blog for any length of time you know that I have absolutely no allegiance to camera brands.

For many years I used Canon here in Canada for one big reason. Canon Canada offered a reduced price on their camera gear to professionals. Nikon was not as generous. It was that simple.

For what I was doing at the time with 35 mm which was mainly fashion photography in my mind the difference between Canon and Nikon was like the difference between a Camaro and a Mustang. Take your pick. It is as simple as that.

I was reading this morning on the Nikon Rumors website, that Sigma has announced that sometime in the near future they will be releasing a 14-24 f2.8 lens.

A few years ago I switched my gear from Canon to Nikon because Nikon happened to make the industry standard wide angle lens the 14-24 f2.8 which all these years later is still ultra sharp. It is such a well corrected lens that I wonder what Sigma has up their sleeves?

Right now I have no reason to sell my Nikon lens but if Sigma comes up with something significantly better than Nikon and at the same or lower price it is a purchase that I will seriously consider.

Over the past few years companies like Sigma and Rokinon have been giving the big manufacturers a run for their money offering higher quality offerings at reduced prices.

Will this new Sigma lens motivate Nikon to rethink their old design and produce a newer version of the old wide angle standard? I hope so.

Competition taken the right way is a wonderful means to improve whether it be in business or personally and I encourage it.

I think that I have become a better photographer by being exposed to the works of photographers/artists more talented than myself. Rather than being crushed by a truly impressive photograph I find inspiration and motivation.

I hope that Nikon feels the same way.

Happy shooting,



~ by Dan Jurak on February 8, 2018.

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