Need for wide-angle lens?

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  1. johan.sie

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    folks ..

    glenn from tokina mentioned a lead time up to 6 months approximately .. while adorama mentions no ETA time, but would expect from 4-6 weeks, that's would be a great pre-order time i guess for such a rare lens :)

    I am not sure since I have not tried any 2.8 before but 1-2mm difference, I would be able to still step back a few steps to take it :) i guess...


     
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    manaheim, ... quick qn here, how far (in miles) approximately are you from the buildings to take these shots?

     
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    That 1-2mm actually appears significant on a crop-sensor camera. Go try a 10-20 and, while looking through the viewfinder, move it from 10 to 12 and you'll see ...
     
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    since we're still on topic ...

    all of you wide-shooters .. which is more ideal for most situations?

    1. have a wide lens + a fisheye lens
    2. have a wide lens OR a fisheye lens
    3. have only either a wide lens OR a fisheye lens :)

    I am considering both, I am definitely between option 1 and 2 ... 90% of my wide takes will probably just regular wide lens, and only 10% or less of the time i might go nuts doing fisheye .. should I be getting one if its going to be only used so minimally? how do you just this consideration? ;)

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    I got the UW because true fisheye's are so damned expensive for such a specialized purpose. I'd love to own one also, but think I'll rent one if I ever really feel I need it. I think the ultrawide has much broader applications. I don't think either one REPLACES the other, however.
     
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    I also like my 10-20mm to do some unusual people-pictures (this is at 10mm)

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    Love my tokina 12-24mm f/4. Should also have their 11-16mm f/2.8 by now. Tack sharp and when I compared the nikon 12-24 to the tokina... it was tokina hands down and saved about $400...
     

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