I'm currently shopping around for a 35mm prime for a Nikon D800. Now, my best bets seems to be one of the following
- Nikon 35mm 1.4G
- Nikon 35mm 1.8G
- Sigma 35mm 1.4
Now, apperently the Nikon 1.8G has rather poor bokeh, so I suppose thats out. Now, the remaining two, seems to both be optically similiar, with a slight edge for the sigma (due to having less chromatic aberration).
Ok, with a price difference that big, but.. I worry about one thing. The lack of weather sealing..
All my lenses have weather sealing, so I don't know what the implications of not having it is. I don't really worry about water and moisture. My worry is dust and sand. Especially a 35mm would be used for travel photography quite alot, hence, it is very likely to be exposed to dusty and sandy environments.
I never had any problems in the past in such environments using weather sealed lenses. Will I get a camera full of cr** when using a lens without it? :D