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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:35 am 
Hi,

I want to buy a wide lens for my D7000. Any recommendations if to get the 10-24 DX or 12-24 DX?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:05 am 
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10-24, why? Same performance, more reach, cheaper

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:17 am 
Nikon wides are just not sharp enough...I would go with the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 or the Sigma 8-16mm. (also Nikon wides are pretty expensive)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:19 am 
I got the 10-24. Wider. I use it at 10-12mm 90% of the time probably.


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The reason you would buy a wide angle lens, is because you want to go wider than you already own, so why put yourself short and buy a lens that doesnt go as wide as possible? You should consider this when looking for wide angle lenses. The 8-16 is the widest you can go without going fisheye, you could consider that lens, but the 10-24 is a Nikkor and could give you more certain quality (Sigma is known for issues, but there are very good samples out there).

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:30 am 
The Sigma is much sharper than the Nikon...quality control is not a reason to dissconsider that amazing lens. Besides,one must test a lens or more before buying.


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I am therefor careful with my wording, I said could give better quality, and not will :lol: everybody has their own preferences

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10-24mm is a very exciting and practical range on a DX body.
I'd go for that.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:04 am 
I agree with Razvan, the Tokina 11-16 f2.8 is a very good wide lens, its one of the cheapest and has constant 2.8 aperture.
I have the 11-16 myself and it is really good quality, both optically and build quality.

The only downside is the limited range.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:58 am 
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I want to argue the wide aperture comment here, as the 10-24 starts at f/3.5 it is less than 1 stop difference and has a wider angle and bigger range. It also depends greatly what you will be shooting if a wide aperture is wanted. When using a tripod and shooting stopped down most of the time I can not believe the Tokina will be of better use :?

I can imagine if distortions are less, that you would therefor choose the smaller range.

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