Need a wide angle lens!! what should i get???


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Aug 17, 2012
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Hi im looking to buy a new lens. I have a Nikon d5100 camera. I don't care if the lens has autofocus or not since most of the time I shot manual focus anyway. But my only requirement on the lens is it has to be less then 18mm and I would prefer it to be less then 400 dollars but what lens would you recommend.
Look into the Rokinon 14mm.

It's also sold under the brands of Vivitar, Samyang, , ProOptic, Bower, Opteka, Bell & Howell, and Falcon.
well I was looking at the sigma 10-20mm. I will be using this lens for doing rig shots on cars
Yep the Siggy 10-20 is best bang for the buck ultra-wide and should work well with cars.

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Maybe more handy for cars and more general shooting is the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 is also a good match up for Car photography.

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Less distortion correction and less work to correct perspective,etc..
And more general focal lengths makes it a more useful for different styles of shooting.

Just a thought. Have sets at my flickr of those lenses with wide ranging subjects covered.
Be sure to think of future needs as many buy the Sigma 10-20 ultra-wide and rarely use it enough to justify the cost.
Mine was used for $300 but still doesn't get used enough by me.
The reason im looking at an ultra wide angle is because i bought a car rig and i need a wide angle lens to get the whole car in the frame

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