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Melizard
Jun 5, 2011, 12:53 AM
Hi,

I am new here, and new to photography. I have recently purchased a Nikon D5000, and only have the lens that came in the kit (18-55 mm). I will be doing extensive traveling in Europe at the end of the summer and I think that a wider angle lens would be best for the narrow streets.

Can anybody recommend an inexpensive wide angle lens (with autofocus) for me?

Thank you!



runlsd
Jun 5, 2011, 06:40 AM
Hi,

Can anybody recommend an inexpensive wide angle lens (with autofocus) for me?

Thank you!

"Inexpensive" probably rules out Nikon 10-24, 12-24. I'd look into Sigma 10-20. You should be able to find them in f4-5.6 version and f3.5 constant version. Both should be cheaper than Nikon's UWA, and f4-5.6 would be cheaper of the two. Tokina 11-16 f2.8 got some good reviews if you can live with the range.

OreoCookie
Jun 5, 2011, 06:46 AM
Tokina also makes a 12-24 mm f/4 lens which is great (I own one). Make sure to get the version with the built-in motor. It has superior built quality and similar optical quality compared to the Nikkors. In terms of IQ, Tokina's 11-16 mm probably takes the crown, but I prefer the larger zoom range of the 12-24 mm.

cupcakes2000
Jun 5, 2011, 07:00 AM
Tokina also makes a 12-24 mm f/4 lens which is great (I own one). Make sure to get the version with the built-in motor. It has superior built quality and similar optical quality compared to the Nikkors. In terms of IQ, Tokina's 11-16 mm probably takes the crown, but I prefer the larger zoom range of the 12-24 mm.

I have a sigma 10-20 for my 7d. It's the non constant aperture one.

It's awesome. Lots of barrel distortion wide open but nothing that's not fixable.

It gets wide!!

Melizard
Jun 5, 2011, 02:20 PM
Thank you!