Hey guys, so im looking for some solid advice, not "i think" or "maybe" or "i heard someone say this" advice, i need solid advice.
So i have a 35mm adapter(note NEEDS aperture ring, so important), which means i need lenses with large rear elements or i get some bad vignette (refer to my edit "quick day at pc")
I've been told the nikon 24mm 2.8 would have a large enough rear element, but that came from my buddy with a different 35mm setup, so it might not be the same. The problem is, i dont wanna just buy and have it fuck up because 24mm 2.8s are expensive, 150ish 110 if im lucky.
Ive been looking at a number of zooms, they have large rear elements because of this and are at half the price and wider! The ones ive been looking at are samyang 18-28 4-4.5, sigma 21-35 3.5-4.2, nikon 28-85 3.5-4.5 and vivitar 24-70 3.8-4.8 all of these are under 60 bucks.
Now, i know they don't have constant apertures, but thats why their cheaper and will probably look just as good as the 24mm on my redrock. I would never zoom while recording, most likely always on the wide end of the lens and stopped down to at least 5.6.
I'm tempted by the sigma 21-35 because its the fastest and the nikon 28-85 one because horner recommended it but i want at least 24mm. the samyang seems shitty the vivitar seems okay though.
So guys, i know there are some smart people on here, please help me! i mean i guess im only saving 50 bucks but still, the zooms have advantages too since some are decently long at the other end (70 or 85).