What Is a Good Wide Angle Lens?

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  1. TommiP

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    Not sure if this is posted in the right place or not can be moved if you want?

    Anybody know a good wide angle lens? Dont want to go over board and spend too much!!

    Any suggestions please?
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Need more information. For what camera? What sort of prints doi you make? How much do you want to spend? Without this information, you might get answers such as '24mm Hexanon prime.'
     
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    It is for a Nikon D50, i am just getting in to using a slr and looking to take wide shots of different things such as cars at shows, etc.

    Hope this is some sort of help in terms of cost i was looking at maybe £200 but not sure if there is anything in this price range?

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Maybe a little expensive, but the try the Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG for nikon.
     
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    I'm goign to buy a 17-35mm AF-S Nikkor in the near future, it's an inexpensive good wide-angle zoom lens considering that the Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 is $1,500.
     
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    What lenses do you have now?
     
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    A Nikkor AF-S DX 18-50 f/3.5-5.6G and a Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6LD

    Hope that helps?

    I have a Nikon D50
     
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    How wide are you looking to go, or are you just thinking of replacing the 18-55? The 12-24mm is a nice lens, but not cheap.
    If it were me, I'd stick with the 18-55mm for a while and save some more cash. Then look at the 17-55 or 28-70. I shoot car shows a bit and love my 28-70mm f/2.8 for that.
     
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    For really wide angles, sigma 10-20mm
     
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    Cheers for tha advice everyone got some good ideas to go on with. will post up when i get a different lens and let you know what i think.

    Once again cheers and anyone else got more ideas please post. :thumbup:
     
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    The Sigma's Optically a good lens, but it's made of plastic and truly does feel a bit cheap when you use it. The Tokina 12-24mm is similarly priced, built like a tank, and a stunning lens.
     

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