What lens?

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    I just bought a nikon d90 with a nifty fifty. I love shooting the skyline and scenic photos. What lens should I consider? I'd like to stay at or below 500. I've been looking at tameron 10-24mm or 18-270 mm. Not sure how good these are, there are mixed reviews.

    What lenses should I consider?
     
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    Sigma 10-20mm with the variable aperture is $470 for the Nikon mount. Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 is $600 but is a great super-wide angle lens. I plan on getting the Tokina for my Canon eventually.. hopefully.

    But I'm not big into Nikon gear so I can't help much.

    All you have is the 50mm right now? Or do you have a kit lens that zooms?
     
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    it seems like you are looking for a landscape lens. I am currently in the same boat and am considering the Tokina 12-24 F4 $400, 12-24 F4 II $500, and as mentioned the tokina 11-16 F2.8 $600.

    based on some reviews the 11-16 is sharper than the 12-24, but it may be too wide and not enough zoom.
     
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    I have the sigma 10-20 and shoot it on my 40 and 50 D's and love what it does on a cropped sensor! Build quality is legit and HSM Motor is spot on! For the money I am impressed... I am sure the Nikon mount copy is just as good... Never owned a Tokina so I can't speak on it... Happy shoppin!
     
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    Thanks guys, I bought body only.

    Would I be disappointed that I didn't get one of the traditional zoom lens if I went with a wide angle landscape?
     
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    I would recommend you get at least one all around versatile lens. I always thought the 18-200 would be an awesome lens to have. But I suppose you don't need one if you are going to buy several nice pieces of glass that will give you the range that you want. like a 10-20 a 70-200 maybe something in the middle there. Depends what you're shooting.
     
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    also its $800, unless picked up used.
     
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    thought you said you had the 50 too?

    sigma 10-20 or tokina 11-16.
     
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    Sorry, I meant I went with the body only option and not their zoom lenses. I did get the 50 mm.

    How would the sigma 10-20 mm and tokina 11-16 mm compare to lets say the tamron 18-270 mm? I feel like I'd also may need some zoom. After this, I probably will not be purchasing a lens for a while.
     
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    The Tokina 18-270 wouldn't compare at all.

    Any zoom lens is a collection of design compromises. The greater the zoom range, the larger the collection of design compromises.

    At a 15X zoom range there are few lenses that have as much design compromise baggage as the 18-270.
     
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    KMH speaks the truth.

    for IQ, it's best to go with smaller incriments.

    TBH...the kit 18-55 or th 18-70 aint all that bad. they give you a bit more range, are super cheap, and pretty damn good at 18mm. idk a thing about the 18-105 kit, but thats even more range, and may not be bad at the short end either.
     
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