Wide angle lenses

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  1. Josh220

    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have narrowed it down to 5 choices, but user reviews will only go so far. Does anyone have any recommendations or preferences out of these 5? It will be used on a DX body, so I'm thinking the 14-24 may not be the best choice.

    Thanks for any input, here are the lenses:

    Tokina | 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus | ATX116PRODXN

    Nikon | 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor AF Lens | 2144

    Nikon | AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens | 2163 | B&H

    Sigma | 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens | 201306 | B&H

    or something simple like this:
    Sigma | 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Macro Lens for Nik | 582-306


     
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    More user reviews?
     
  3. Josh220

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    I'd like to get opinions on which out of the 4 would best suit the need for a wide angle lens on a DX body. I don't want to only read reviews of people trying to justify their purchases.
     
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    I have the Tokina in a Canon mount and love it. I appreciate what the faster glass can do for both sports and landscape photography. It is probably the sharpest ultra wide on the market today from my experience and from several reviews that I have read. Good luck.
     
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    any reason the sigma 10-20 was left off the list?
    just curious...as ive heard nothing but great things about that lens.
     
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    I had that one in mind, not sure why I left it off. I'll edit the first post and add that one. The thing that bothers me about that lens is that it's f/4-5.6. I was trying to stick with f/2.8 or f/4 at the highest.
     
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    i hear ya...the nikkor 14-24 would be sick, but man what a pricetag. (and like you said, on a crop youre looking at 21mm equiv)

    i guess the good middle ground with width and speed would be the tokina.
    if i had the loot that might be my pick. little over 100 more than the sigma, but much improved speed
     
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    It would be nice to have but it won't be worth the money on a DX body.
     
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    I will note that I have never had speed issues with my Sigma. I usually stop it down pretty far to take advantage of the incredible depth of field. I don't often use it for moving targets in reduced light and I do most landscape work on a tripod. I can, however, reliably hand-hold it at pretty slow shutter speeds as well (I've had good results at 1/20 sec). Although a faster lens might be nice for some applications, I'm not sure it's worth the additional cost in a UWA.
     
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    That's true. How's the Sigma quality?
     
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    Great, thanks!

    Anyone else have anything for these lens choices?
     

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