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p.1 #1 · Wide angle recommendation


I switched over to Nikon from Pentax last summer, and am still trying to complete my setup. I just sold several Pentax and some of the kit (cheap) Nikon lenses I purchased to get me through until I could get better glass. I have the Tamron 70-200 and need a good quality wide angle to go with it. I only have about $600 right now, so the Nikon 14-24 is out for now. I see that a lot of people are using the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8. Also, there is the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 that's in the budget.

Any recommendations would be helpful!



Mar 10, 2012 at 02:53 AM
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p.1 #2 · Wide angle recommendation


From the lenses you're mentioning I'd assume you're using a DX camera body?


The 17-50mm range is more of a standard zoom range than specifically wide angle on DX going from an ~24mm FX FOV which is wide to a moderate telephoto range. The 11-16mm is more of an ultra wide angle to wide angle zoom. Both are extremely well regarded. You've just got to decide which fits your needs and style.



Mar 10, 2012 at 02:57 AM
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p.1 #3 · Wide angle recommendation


Yes, sorry. I meant to say that I am using the D7000.


Mar 10, 2012 at 03:00 AM
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p.1 #4 · Wide angle recommendation


17-50 is not wide, it is the equivalent of a mid-range FX zoom. The Tokina 11-16 is apparently a nice optic but for me its range is kind of limiting. If I am to carry a heavy bulky zoom I might as well keep it on the camera more of the time, with 11-16 you are almost carrying a prime. For me the Nikon 10-24 is the most versatile WA zoom, though it is a bit outside your range even used. If you do not need large aperture the Sigma 10-20 MkI is an insane value and a great optic.


Mar 10, 2012 at 05:40 AM
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p.1 #5 · Wide angle recommendation


I would put the Tokina 12-24mm on your short list. It is a great lens with a very solid build.




Mar 10, 2012 at 05:49 AM
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p.1 #6 · Wide angle recommendation


SSISteve wrote:
I would put the Tokina 12-24mm on your short list. It is a great lens with a very solid build.



Yes, by all means. One rarely see any negative comments about this lens. Reason why? It's just that good.



Mar 10, 2012 at 06:52 AM
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p.1 #7 · Wide angle recommendation


Nikon 12-24mm F4 there are a couple on the B/S right now.


Mar 10, 2012 at 02:22 PM
 

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p.1 #8 · Wide angle recommendation


galenapass wrote:
Yes, by all means. One rarely see any negative comments about this lens. Reason why? It's just that good.


+1. An excellent lens, with a useful range of focal lengths.



Mar 10, 2012 at 02:40 PM
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p.1 #9 · Wide angle recommendation


thedruid wrote:
Nikon 12-24mm F4 there are a couple on the B/S right now.

Very nice wide.



Mar 10, 2012 at 02:56 PM
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p.1 #10 · Wide angle recommendation


I've really enjoyed my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 and I find that it's on my D300 over 90% of the time shooting landscape.


Mar 10, 2012 at 03:37 PM
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p.1 #11 · Wide angle recommendation


Go with newer 10-24 Nikon.


Mar 10, 2012 at 06:13 PM
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p.1 #12 · Wide angle recommendation


The Nikon 12-24 is a very fine lens, and $600 should easily get you one off the BS.


Mar 10, 2012 at 06:26 PM
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p.1 #13 · Wide angle recommendation


Thank you, everyone. Your recommendations give me a lot to go on. It's often difficult when you have a limited budget to know which lenses give you the most bang for your buck. I have no personal experience with the Tokina brand, but have read good things here.

Again, thank you all!



Mar 10, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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p.1 #14 · Wide angle recommendation


PollyRDH98 wrote:
Yes, sorry. I meant to say that I am using the D7000.



Tokina 11-16mm f2.8. I love mine. It's very wide, and fast! The fact it's only a 1.5x zoom helps to give it very low distortion too.


Kent in SD



Mar 11, 2012 at 01:19 AM





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