Looking for a wider lens?

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  1. chrisburke

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    pardon my terminology here but i'm looking for a wider lens... all I have is the kit lens and the 70-300mm I'm looking for something that is wider.. if that makes sense.. for example.. the lens in the following picture was a nice wide lens.. I dont know what it was, it wasnt my camera, I was using a friends...

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    I use nikon and i'm just looking for something wider.. does this make sense at all??
     
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    Looks like a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
    Hard to tell, cant see the ring, but it looks the same in body construction
     
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    That lens looks like the 17-85mm IS.

    You want a lens that looks wider...as in physically bigger? Or do you want a wider field of view (shorter focal length)?

    What is your kit lens...18-55mm?
     
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    Darn I knew that kids were starting earlier with more expensive kit that that is just ----

    As for wider lenses the sigma 10-20mm is a very good (and cheaper than the top nikon/canon brand) wideangle lens for crop sensor cameras
     
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    I can vouch the the Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 is a wonderful lens, but if budget minded, I have seen enough images from the Sigma 10-20mm that it is a bang for your buck.
     
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    I have the Sigma 10-20 for Nikon, and I'd definitely recommend it!
     
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    If you don't know the terminology of what a wide lens is, I would suggest not blowing a whole paycheck on one. Get a sigma or something cheap.

    Derrick
     
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    I've heard the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is also very good, and it's fairly inexpensive, about $570 USD. It won't autofocus on your D40 though (it will on your D50 I think), you'll need the Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 for that.[FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][/FONT]
     
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    Hey, you guys use the 10-20 also? Sweet, I thought I was the only one.
     
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    EF-S 17-85MM f4-5.6 IS USM, its not this, the the focus ring is behind the MF switch on the picture... The 17-85 has the focusing ring infront of the switch
     
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    Does it really matter in this case? :confused:
     

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