The Perfect Lens for ME!

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  1. scrutiny1

    scrutiny1 TPF Noob!

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    I have absolutely no idea what to look for!

    I shoot mainly landscape, but also include buildings and such. I have a Nikon D70s, and to be honest I would prefer a Nikon lens.

    I think I would like a wide angle lens, or maybe even telephoto. :sexywink:

    Thanks for helping me out friends!
     
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    I assume the "stock lens" is the 18-70mm?

    Is there anythign in particular about the lens you aren't happy with? I find that lens to be quite useful in terms of focal length, colour, and sharpness.

    If you want to go wider, the Nikon 12-24mm is supposed to be superb, with the price to match ;).
     
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    Do you have a lens already? What is your budget?
     
  4. scrutiny1

    scrutiny1 TPF Noob!

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    I currently have a Nikkor 18-70mm
    My budget is about 400 dollars max
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The lens you have is the perfect lens for you. If you don't know why you want something else, then you don't need something else.
     
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    scrutiny1 TPF Noob!

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    Haha, well said.

    Well, I was looking for a wide angle?
     
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    I believe there are three wide angle options-all zooms. Nikkor 12-24 f4, Tokina 12-24 f4 and Sigma 10-20 f4. Any of them would be fine, I think. I have the Nikkor and I'm not thrilled with it (more distortion than I like) mostly because I'm used to using superior fixed focal length wide angles with 35mm. I imagine the others are similar optically but built a little more cheaply at a lower cost. The zooms are a poor replacement in my view but that is all that is available at the moment.

    Well, Nikon does make a nifty 10.5 mm full frame fisheye fixed focal length lens but that's pretty extreme. Naturally, I have one of those too.
     

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