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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What is the best DX general purpose and wide angle lens?


Is there any consensus on what is the best lens to use on a D500 as a general purpose walk around/travel lens. I would prefer something in the FX equivalent range of ~24-105. I'm fine with f/4 lens and don't need f/2.8 as I usually stop down to 5.6 or 8 anyways.

And secondly, how about something in the 16-35 FX range and again f/4?

Thanks for any replies.



Nov 05, 2016 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What is the best DX general purpose and wide angle lens?


Consensus with camera gear?

Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 hands down

Shorter on the long end than 105, but the direct competitors (including the 17-55) aren't as good, especially for the price. Ive shot the Sigma, both Tamrons, and the Nikon versions. I'd say anything that extends the range probably isn't as good. I haven't shot the Nikon 16-80 2.8-4, but again for the price Sigma wins.

On the wide end I've shot the Tokinas and the Sigma 10-20 variable and Sigma 8-16. I just sold the 8-16. To complete my FX transition. It's pretty unbelievable, but for the vaule I'm on the Sigma 10-20 variable.



Nov 05, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What is the best DX general purpose and wide angle lens?


well you might think that. but to me I have lived and live with the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 (now my daughters) and currently with the Nikon 16-80/2.8-4. been shooting with these for about 4 years. versatility cannot be compared. from close up, to wide, to long(ish).

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  NIKON D7200    17.0-70.0 mm f/2.8-4.0 lens    17mm    1/125s    900 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D7200    17.0-70.0 mm f/2.8-4.0 lens    70mm    1/125s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D7200    16.0-80.0 mm f/2.8-4.0 lens    25mm    1/125s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D7200    16.0-80.0 mm f/2.8-4.0 lens    52mm    1s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D7200    17.0-70.0 mm f/2.8-4.0 lens    70mm    1/125s    280 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 05, 2016 at 10:23 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What is the best DX general purpose and wide angle lens?


at the even wider end the Tokina 11-20/2.8 covers the range within reason. good overlap to reduce swaps




  NIKON D7200    11.0-20.0 mm f/2.8 lens    13mm    1/160s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D7200    11.0-20.0 mm f/2.8 lens    11mm    1/160s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What is the best DX general purpose and wide angle lens?


Some people hate it but I always thought 24-70 on crop was the sweet spot range wise. Other than that I loved the 35mm DX for walkabout/all purpose stuff.


Nov 06, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What is the best DX general purpose and wide angle lens?


Thanks for the replies so far. I'm leaning towards the Sigma 17-70 Contemporary. I guess they updated that lens in the last year or so. I can get a white box Nikon 16-80 for about $1000CDN but the Sigma is only $550CDN.

As per 24-70 on crop, I actually had a 7D and 24-105 for awhile and liked it but I also had the 10-22 so I was covered. These days I really prefer the 24-70 or 24-105 range on FF so the Sigma and Nikon 2.8-4.0 zooms mentioned above fit the bill perfectly. The 16-80 is my preferred range but for half the cost I think I can live with the 25.5-105 of the Sigma over the 24-120 of the Nikon.



Nov 06, 2016 at 12:17 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What is the best DX general purpose and wide angle lens?


Actually the 17-70 C came about 3 years ago. Even it's previous iteration was pretty good


Nov 06, 2016 at 12:22 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · What is the best DX general purpose and wide angle lens?


Adorama currently has a refurbished 16-80 for $850. New Sigma 17-50 2.8 is discounted to $400.


Nov 06, 2016 at 12:54 AM







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