Wide angle lens for D5000?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Melizard, Jun 4, 2011.

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    Melizard

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    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!
     
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    runlsd

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    "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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!!
     
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    Melizard

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