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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:49 pm 
Hi! I'm the proud new owner of a D7000 and would like some advice on which lenses might be useful (on a budget) for shooting thunderstorms and tornadoes.

This is my first major outing with a DSLR and don't want to miss an opportunity by not having the right lens. I already have the 18-105mm kit lens and a 35mm f/1.8.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:13 am 
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My suggestion would be to keep away from tornadoes. :shock:


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Storms have epic clouds, and (ultra)wideangle lenses can make those clouds really stand out. I fyou were to buy a lens right now, I'd suggest a Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 (you don't need the brightness the more expensive tokina 11-16 offers for storms) :)

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I've just got the Tokina 11-16 & barely used it yet, so still trying it out & getting used to it.
I took this a few days ago, but had to alter contrast quite a bit in PS to darken the clouds. I didn't have my ND filter or tripod with me.


Exp bias -0.6, FL@ 11mm, 1/250th, F11, ISO 100

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I wish i'd taken a set of bracketed shots too.

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