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 Post subject: Tight spaces
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:45 pm 
I want to be able to take pictures in quite confined areas, so i will be quite close to subjects but still want to get alot in the picture. Wat type of lens should i be looking for? Somthing like a Tokina 11-16mm?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:04 pm 
Yeah something wide ie less than 12mm. Personally my view is the wider the better. I believe the current widest (non-distorting) option is the Sigma 8-16mm.

I presume you are on a cropped sensor by the way?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:00 pm 
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I second the recommendation for the Sigma 8-16mm, however Nikon's 10-24 would also be a good choice if you need a bit more focal length.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:56 pm 
Just to be clear, Im not recommending that lens, Id need a bit more information on its main intended use first, but it is a good lens


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:13 pm 
Yea. Nikon D90 so cropped sensor


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:29 am 
the tokina is the only choice for darker conditions & the sigma is the best option for very tight spaces.


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Actually with a camera capable of good high ISO ability like his, the low light results aren't as dependent on a superfast UWA. Any of the UWAs today will get you similar results - quite good and lots of fun but not quite up to the quality of a good prime when wide open...all are a little better stopped down.

No reason not to shop Nikon, Tamron, Tokina, and Sigma UWA options and see if you can get a good price on one. I do lots of night and low light work with my Tamron 10-24mm and have been very pleased. I have friends with both the Sigma 10-20 and the Tokina 11-16 and both are very happy as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:46 am 
I was referring to the Sigma 8-16mm btw :) (as being the sharpest lens,togheter with the Tokina 11-16mm)


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