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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Best cheap wide lens?


What is the best & cheap wide lens (35mm or wider) available for FX?
I don't mind if its MF or AF.



Feb 06, 2013 at 03:11 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Best cheap wide lens?


Tokina 17-35 is pretty nice


Feb 06, 2013 at 03:16 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Best cheap wide lens?


Or the Tokina 16-28mm 2.8


Feb 06, 2013 at 03:23 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Best cheap wide lens?


16-28 gets my vote


Feb 06, 2013 at 03:28 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Best cheap wide lens?


You want cheap, but very good?

Look no further than the 28-70mm /f3.5-4.5D-AF Nikkor.



Feb 06, 2013 at 04:00 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Best cheap wide lens?


35/2D, 28/1.8g, etc.

What's "cheap"?



Feb 06, 2013 at 04:19 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Best cheap wide lens?


yeah what is cheap? I love the 24 2.8d. fits in my pocket and I picked it up for about $230.


Feb 06, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Best cheap wide lens?


Depending on how you define cheap, Nikon 14-24 is really a steal if you compare it to Zeiss prime glasses.


Feb 06, 2013 at 05:02 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Best cheap wide lens?


bought a 20mm f3.5 nikkor for $100 a few weeks ago. Had to be the ebay snipe of the week, but if you keep looking, you'll find something in that price range. I got a 24 f2.8 a few years go for under $80, a bit worn, but great optics.

If you want REALLY cheap, look for old Tokina 24mm prime lenses. I had one in the 80s and it was really nice, until I dropped it. Should find one of those for under $50.

If you want cheap but great IQ, you need to consider Rokinon/Samyang 35mm or 24mm, but those really aren't "cheap" in my world view of money and its value.




Feb 06, 2013 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Best cheap wide lens?


Sharp, contrasty and cheap, with excellent flare resistance: Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4.0. Screw-drive and fast focusing.


Feb 06, 2013 at 05:42 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Best cheap wide lens?


Samyang 14mm


Feb 06, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Best cheap wide lens?


Yeah, i think half the people here who have posted dont understand "cheap" lol....or dont get what he's looking for....i'd say look for either a USED (all of these are always USED) Tokina 20-35 at-x, nikon 24mm 2.8 NON D, any of the 24-XX or 28-XX cheap kit zooms available from nikon....tamron 17-35, sigma 18-35mm, there's even a sigma 28 1.8 on ebay right now for $149...also, the 35 1.8g (dx lens) covers FX pretty stinkin well i find....i use it a good amount..


Feb 06, 2013 at 07:19 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Best cheap wide lens?


^ They don't get what he's looking for?

He didn't say what he's looking for.

There are going to be about 200 responses to this question, since there were no parameters around it. Wider than 35mm? Does 28mm cut it? 20mm? 16mm? 12mm? Does cheap mean not a 14-24mm f/2.8, or does it mean under $200? Does "best" mean sharpest, or are you shooting the night sky where coma is a big concern, or are you shooting architectural where distortion is paramount?

Hey guys, I need the best cheap vehicle. It needs to not be a pickup truck.



Feb 06, 2013 at 07:29 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Best cheap wide lens?


How cheap, and how wide? Can't answer much without more parameters.


Feb 06, 2013 at 07:47 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Best cheap wide lens?


Cheap to one is expensive to another. It would help if you could be more clear and define cheap.



Feb 06, 2013 at 08:51 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Best cheap wide lens?


'Best' and 'Cheap' should never be in the same subject line


Feb 06, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Best cheap wide lens?


'Best' and 'Cheap' should never be in the same subject line


Feb 06, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Best cheap wide lens?


A few by my definitions of "cheap" and "best" which I take to mean the best of the low expense wide angles:

Tokina 17/3.5
20/2.8 AF-D or AI-S
Samyang 14/2.8 AI-P

The OP could have said "best of the least expensive/cheap" or the "least expensive of the best" wide angles under 35mm. I assumed the former.

John



Feb 06, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Best cheap wide lens?


OP must specify what he means by cheap!

Samyang 35mm 1.4...



Feb 07, 2013 at 12:56 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Best cheap wide lens?


Looks like the OP has widen his search for a wide angle lens. He was debating between the 24mm & 28mm recently...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1184625/0#11298319

NathanHamler wrote:
Yeah, i think half the people here who have posted dont understand "cheap" lol....or dont get what he's looking for....i'd say look for either a USED (all of these are always USED) Tokina 20-35 at-x, nikon 24mm 2.8 NON D, any of the 24-XX or 28-XX cheap kit zooms available from nikon....tamron 17-35, sigma 18-35mm, there's even a sigma 28 1.8 on ebay right now for $149...also, the 35 1.8g (dx lens) covers FX pretty stinkin well i find....i use it a good amount..


If you "got" what the OP was looking for, why did you respond with at least 7-8 recommendations?



Feb 07, 2013 at 02:18 AM
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