Wide Angle Lens Recommendations

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  1. Q4kntmare

    Q4kntmare TPF Noob!

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    I currently have a Nikon D80, and will at some point upgrade my camera (not sure when). But for now I do not have a wide angle lens current and would like to make that my next addition.

    Here are my current lenses: 18-135 Nikon Lens (came with my camera), 70-300 Nikon VR, & a Tamron Macro Lens.

    Any recommendations on a solid wide angle lens, that won't break the bank?

    Thanks!


     
  2. tirediron

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    You'll have to define, "Breaking the bank" in your terms. The Tokina 11-16 is a very well regarded UWA for DX bodies.
     
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    Q4kntmare TPF Noob!

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    I would like to spend no more than $500.
     
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    beachrat No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Look for a clean used version of the lens that tirediron recommended.
    Adorama,KEH,Fleabay and others will get you a great deal that way.
     
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    I just bought a used version of the 11-16 tokina on eBay. I got the original version (no built in focus motor) for around $350. You can get the version 2 which includes the focus motor built in for approx $100 more....


    In the few test shots I've done I am tickled to death with my purchase
     
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    The Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 is pretty well-respected.
     
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    This^

    As mentioned above, you can pick up the newer version of the Tokina 11-16 (with built in focus motor) for about $500. I have used this lens my self back in my DX days and it's very nice.
     
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    That makes it much more difficult then. I suppose I would look at the Nikon 10-24 or similar; but I doubt that is within your $500 budget...
     
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    I've been shooting this lens like a beast and love it.
     

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