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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:20 pm 
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Hello, I have a D3000 with a AF-S 18-55mm.

I am looking for a lens to landscape, what you guys recomend?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:28 pm 
An ultra wide.

Something that goes to 10mm

Sigma, Nikon and Tamron all make lenses that will focus on your camera. Tokina does too, but unfortunately it only goes to 12mm.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:45 pm 
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I'm not sure why the bar has to be set at 10mm so disqualifying the AT-X 124 PRO DX II. :?

@Frielspak Could you give us an idea about budget please? Have you posted your question in this section because you don't want a Nikkor?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:02 pm 
Sorry Bob, right you are.

I just think that an ultra-wide's purpose is to be, well, ultra wide.

So for this reason, I would always suggest as wide a lens as possible.

(OK I know there is a Sigma 8mm)

Its like in the Nikon line up there is a 12mm, built like a tank, f4 aperture, doesnt extend on zooming etc better in nearly every way over the 10mm, but Id always recommend the latter as its wider.

Just my opinion. The 12-24mm Tokina is a great lens, and is the one I mean in my first post.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:34 pm 
...and let's not forget the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 at a price near the Sigma 10-20. Sharper and brighter brighter aperture.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:06 pm 
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I thought about the Tokina 11-16mm but wasn't sure if it would AF on a D3000 body?

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Let's first hear what the TS needs. Maybe he just wants a higher quality ''18-55'' lens, like the 17-40mm, the 17-50 2,8 or something else.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:20 pm 
don't forget the Sigma 8-16mm as an option...as sharp as the Tokina 11-16mm & features HSM


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:21 pm 
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thanks for help, i got a Nikon D3000 and i like to take landscape shot very much so i am trying to get the good lens for it.

I checked nikkor ones but its a bit expensive for now, i was thinking in something like Sigma, Tamron, Tokina... but as i never had a reflex before iam counting with you to make the right choice.

I can w8 and get a nikkor if it is MUCH better then the sigma or other.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:41 pm 
It depends what you are looking for.

Used mint condition Nikon 12-24mms are fairly abundant for no more than any of the third party lenses.


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What do you mean with "what iam looking for"?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:10 pm 
I mean what are you looking for with a lens, they are very different.

The nikon 12-24 is built for (semi) pro usage, and as such is built like a tank out of metal (I think) and has a constant aperture.

The nikon 10-24 is built more for consumers out of plastic, has a variable aperture, and specs out for consumers, ie has a wider focal length and is sharper.

For me, I was looking for a lens as wide as possible, and the 10-24 is quite tough enough for my semi-heavy usage, so I chose that one. Id recommend you get to a dealer and have a play around with each one, see what the difference in focal length means in practice.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:14 pm 
the nikons are less sharper than the tokina 11-16 & the sigma 8-16....& more expensive.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:22 pm 
I agree with Razvan about sharpness, but then I dont really think sharpness matters with landscape photography, because you are going to be shooting down at f8, f11 etc where there is nothing to pick between the lenses.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:42 pm 
of course the sharpness counts...because you already chip some sharpness off by attaching filters & even at F8-F11 the differences are very visible,from lens to lens. that if people care about what they buy


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