Chossing a wide angle lense :)

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    A wide angle for $120!?

    I like to know too. (I think) a good wide angle will cost you a bit more . ?

    This Tokina 11-16 is a great lens if you can afford it. I've read that the Tokina 12-24 is rated well too.

    Good Luck with your search.

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    Well i dont have that much money to spend right now, but what about the nikon?? :) is it better?? hhehe

    thanks for the help.
     
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    The Sigma 18-50mm offers nothing over the 18-55 Nikkor lens...it would be a duplication. The 35mm 1.8 DX Nikkor is not a wide-angle lens on DX--it will produce a "normal" or "standard" angle of view on your D60.

    There is absolutely nothing around the $120 price that will give you a decent wide-angle view on a D60. I think your best bet would be to get the D60 and the 18-55 kit and see what you think of it, and then research lenses in the 12-24 or 11-16 range or thereabouts. Be prepared to spend closer to $350-$400 for something that will actually produce a wide angle of view on a D60.
     
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    Oh i have an other question, i saw that with my D60 it wont autofocus, will it be difficult to use for a beginner like me?
     
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    yeah, but im not goint to found a wide angle lenses with autofocus for 400 dlls hehehe. thats why i was asking if it will be too difficult for a beginner to use the manual focus, i have never used a dsrl camera.

    thanks:)
     
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    I personally just picked up a few Lenes that are fully manual for my D60. I found it just took trial and error till you figure it out. I did a lot of research and watched a LOT of videos on Youtube to get the general gist of things. I would recomend grabing your camera, learn a lot from the manual and what u read and see online. And if you still really want a wide angle lens, find a store that will let you rent one and give it a try. That way you dont buy something you dont like!

    Plus, a manual Lens will force ya to learn your camera! :lol:
     
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    True, but not having AF will definitely affect many types of shots. You can't do moving objects very easily for example.
     
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    I absolutly agree! Not having AF does limit what you can shot. But it does seem like avilamillar might be on a tight budget with looking at $120 Wideangle Lens. I was just giving assurance that a manual lens isnt completely horrible!
     

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