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Old 09-02-2007, 12:40   #1 (permalink)
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wide angle lenses.

Thinking of buying new wide angle lens for my D70 already got 18-70mm kit lens & 70-210mm nikon both very good lenses, i thought about nikon 28mm, nikon12-24mm & sigma 10-20mm all very good lenses but stuck on what one to buy, my choice at the minute is nikon 28mm but undecided , anyone else have info that might help!
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Old 09-02-2007, 13:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: wide angle lenses.

I've got the 10-20mm and I love it.

Downsides are can't add filters without the filter body causing probs. I had to get a hoya pro1 digital uv filter coz it's the lowest profile I could find. It's also got a bit of inbuilt vignetting but I don't mind that too much - for some situations I even like it.

the 28 you are looking @ isn't very wide btw (as wide goes). Your 18-70 is wider.

I had the option to get the nikon 12-24 on nikon staff discount for £500 but even at that price I don't think the £200 over the sigma was really worth it. I decided I'd prefer the extra width over the alleged better quality of the nikon.

nikonians have a useful review of the main wides available...

12-24mm Nikkor
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Super Wide Angle Lenses shootout - Nikonians test review article
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Old 09-02-2007, 15:26   #3 (permalink)
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Re: wide angle lenses.

Hi, I have The Sigma 10-20 EX and Iím very pleased with it, the extra 2mm coverage over the Nikon 12-24 is really useful. I have not had the slightest problem with it and Iím fairly picky. As has been said itís best to use the ultra thin filters. I get mine from Hong Kong via E-bay at a fraction of the UK price. The only other thing, get a Nikon lens centre pinch cap (LC77) so the cap can be removed with the lens hood on and possibly a genuine Nikon back cap (also E-bay).
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Old 09-02-2007, 16:00   #4 (permalink)
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Re: wide angle lenses.

This might help also :- http://www.pixalo.com/community/came...ens-11217.html
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Re: wide angle lenses.

28 isn't that wide as said but if you want something a bit faster than the 18-70 and wider than a 50 check out the sigma 30 1.4

I have the nikon 12-24 - most of the images, esp the kimmeridge ones @ PixMad Galleries - Seascapes are taken with it - not that it will tell you much abt the image quality at that resolution but if you click on the little green 'i' at the top of each image it'll display the focal length underneath the image

I like the lens but whether it's worth the extra over the others is ano matter..

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Re: wide angle lenses.

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I've got the 10-20mm and I love it.

Downsides are can't add filters without the filter body causing probs. I had to get a hoya pro1 digital uv filter coz it's the lowest profile I could find. It's also got a bit of inbuilt vignetting but I don't mind that too much - for some situations I even like it.

the 28 you are looking @ isn't very wide btw (as wide goes). Your 18-70 is wider.

I had the option to get the nikon 12-24 on nikon staff discount for £500 but even at that price I don't think the £200 over the sigma was really worth it. I decided I'd prefer the extra width over the alleged better quality of the nikon.

nikonians have a useful review of the main wides available...

12-24mm Nikkor
10-20mm Sigma
11-18mm Tamron
12-24mm Tokina

Super Wide Angle Lenses shootout - Nikonians test review article
Cheers peel thanks for your advice i,ll check out your link.
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Re: wide angle lenses.

Cheers Rodger thanks for advice usefull to know that.
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Cheers Dave thanks for the link check it out.
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Re: wide angle lenses.

Cheers silver thanks for the info & link, i,ii enjoy looking at your gallery.
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Re: wide angle lenses.

Some example shots taken with Sigma 10-20mm :-

http://www.pixalo.com/gallery/showph...500/ppuser/164
http://www.pixalo.com/gallery/showph...500/ppuser/164
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oh & a few colour ones

http://www.pixalo.com/gallery/showph...500/ppuser/164
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Re: wide angle lenses.

The Sigma 10-20mm is my favourite lens - it's a corker, highly recommended here too!
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Re: wide angle lenses.

Must admit it's on my camera more than my Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 at 3 times the price Sigma recommended here too
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Re: wide angle lenses.

And yet another Sigma 10-20 recommendation here, great lens
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Re: wide angle lenses.

I opted for the Sigma 10-20 on my Nikon D80. Very pleased with it.
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Cheers Dave thanks for the info i,ll check it out. Looks like sigma 10-20mm is coming out tops.
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Cheers Abirkill thanks for info,looks like 10/20 coming tops again.
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cheers Dave, dont have a spare one by any chance?
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cheers Sonsey looks like the 10/20.
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Cheers Stiank ,good to see you went Nikon.
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