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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:14 am 
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Friends,

Please suggest me only one wide angle lens for my D7000 and its features

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:40 am 
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10-24, 12-24, 14-24 Nikkors

10-20 Sigma
11-16 Tokina

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Cheapest = Sigma
Value for Money = Sigma or Tokina, if you can stand the limited zoom range
Widest = Sigma
Best = 14-24 (possibly not wide enough on DX)

I'd go for the Sigma, if I were you. In fact, on DX, I did. It did the job, was OK, slight wavy distortion, sever diffraction at more than f16, but for the quantity of shots I used that focal length for it was the best value for money.

The 14-24 is stellar though - far more superior. I bought that when I moved to FX and it's amazing. I've recently sold it though, but that's another story...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:35 am 
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I have only used the Tokina 11-16mm, but can vouch for it. Built like a tank too!

Sold your 14-24, Phil? Surely no quality issues?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:59 am 
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dubaiphil wrote:
Widest = Sigma

with the 8-16 lens (Equal to a 12-24 on FX format, which they also make)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:03 am 
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oldCarlos wrote:
I have only used the Tokina 11-16mm, but can vouch for it. Built like a tank too!

Sold your 14-24, Phil? Surely no quality issues?


Quality was just great - just don't use it any more as I've shot what I want with it. 18 months later and sold it for more than I paid for it though!

I'll possibly be going down the line of a nice wide angle prime or two to replace it at some point - 15mm Zeiss, 25mm Zeiss.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:33 am 
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Thanks Friends for your valuable suggestion .... :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:10 am 
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N-Photo magazine has just had its annual 'wide angle lens' test. Best on test was Nikons own 10-24, Best value was Sigma 10-20 f4-f5.6.

I own the Sigma lens myself and can high recommend it - well made, great autofocus and good performer.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:17 am 
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kendrikwiley wrote:
I prefer you that you should go with Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR. There is truly some amazing features with this lens like image stabilisation, 2.2x zoom range, 125 mm length and fixed aperture as well. So, this could be a good deal for your Nikon D7000 camera.


FX lens though, not really DX.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:32 am 
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massive difference between 10mm and 12mm, let alone 16mm!!!!!!!

don't bother on DX


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:50 am 
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The 16-35 VR doesn't really have a very useful range on cropped sized (DX) sensors. It is on FX. But on DX it's neither really wide nor does it go very far either or offer a very fast aperture. The VR might help of you shoot low light with longer shutter speeds, but it's better going for a tripod and an ultra-wide if you want landscapes or just a 16-85 VR if you want a wider walkaround lens.
But back to the focal lenghts. At the wide angle every mm counts. Between 16mm and 10mm is a 60% difference, and (unlike telephoto) you cannot crop an image to be wider :D
If you really want a wide angle lens, look for one of the dedicated wide angle zooms for DX: Sigma 8-16, Tokina 11-16, Nikon 10 and 12 to something something :D Because of the short focal length VR really isn't needed.

It really all depends on what you want to use the lens for. "Suggest a wide angle lens" is really a broad term.

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