Wide Lens

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  1. saltydog3317

    saltydog3317 TPF Noob!

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    I am looking for an inexpensive wide lens. Would use this for Landscape-Cityscape type of shots. I would be mounting this on a Nikon D40.
    Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks Kevin
     
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    Why on earth would you want an "inexpensive" wide lens for landscape photography..

    The cheapest way to go is to use the 18mm end of the 18-55 that you already have... they don't get too much wider than that without being very expensive for good results.

    However, you might look at the Sigma 10-20
     
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    +1 on the Sigma 10-20. You can get one for about $400. Quite a difference from the 17mm end of your lens.
     
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    +2 on the Sigma 10-20. Got it, love it. Took this the other night: (I don't like how Flickr desaturates it a bit)

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    I believe Tokina has a good wide zoom, around the 11-16 range
     
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    The tokina is more of a fisheye meaning it does correct for cuviture of the image. Your best bet is probably the sigma. Another nice lens is the sigma 17-70. It's a 2.8 at the wide end and is nice and sharp. Of course this would more of a replacement to your kit lens, but it's a suggestion.
     
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    sigma 10-20mm. you will not be disappointed especially mounted on the D40. Lets face it....if you're shooting with a D40 you likely aren't in the market for a lens thats double (or quadruple) the price of your body.

    the sigma is a good lens, solid build quality, and picture quality.
     
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    Just got my Sigma 10-20mm today and cant wait to shoot with it......
     
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    I have heard some pros say that it is wiser to invest in good lenses over bodies. A good lens you will want to keep around forever while bodies can be upgraded as you see fit.
     
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    That is my thought. I will buy a lens that I can keep and use for years to come. I will upgrade my Nikon D40 body someday when I feel the need, but for now I dont believe a better body will do anything to improve my ability to take a good picture. I am still learning and believe the D40 is a fine camera to learn with.
    I think the Sigma 10-20 might be what I am looking for. The 17-70 might be a good upgrade to my Kit 18-55 also.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
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    +3 on the sig10-20....cant wait for that tax refund so i can grab one. pics ive seen on here taken with it look awesome.
     

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