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Wide Angle lenses for a Nikon

Discussion in 'Photography and Video Forum' started by dubgav14, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. dubgav14

    dubgav14 28DL Full Member
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    HI all, I want a wide angle lenses for my Nikon D3100.... where do I start? Cheers
     

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    Tokina 11-16 dxII
     
  3. dubgav14

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    Cheers. Do you have any photos taken with said lense?
     
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    I've not posted up anything yet, the older stuff is mainly 8mm Samyang or 10mm Sigma, I'll see what I can dig out when I'm at a computer
     
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    Check out my pictures from the last 5 years or so, everything except for macro is the Tokina 11-16
     
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    errrr the search bar?? :p only pokin :) i asked this question, on here, exactly 377 days ago, chris gave me the same advice he has you and i went with it and can honestly say the tokina is a banger, the general gist with these wide angles seems to be, if the purse strings are tight, go sigma 10-20 if you got a little more to splash go tokina 11-16, its is a lovely big ol bit of glass, the wider aperture of 2.8f comes in handy given the environments we generally photograph.
     
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    Samayang 14mm f/2.8
     
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    Actually, I'd be interested to see some pics from one of those as I was considering getting one for my D800 rather than fork out for a 14-24
     
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    I use a Tokina 11-16mm as well... most of my pics have been taken with that lens :)
     
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    Another vote for the Tokina 11-16 from me aswell. Brilliant lens.
     
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    The Sigma is cheaper and isn't bad either, they aren't as robust and prone to failing, like @Speed once said they probably have an entire factory dedicated to fixing them :D

    The Tokina glass is much sharper and it's a faster lens, some people moan about the clutch mechanism from auto to manual, but it really isn't an issue and mainly use in manual mode anyway
     
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    I agree with the above said Tonkina 11-16 been looking into one for the last year.
    Own a Tamron 10-24 mm but it is not the sharpest of lens or the best for low light...
    Well worth the extra money for the Tonking or you will spend the next couple of years kicking yourself for buying the underdog (Sigma and Tamron)
     
  13. norfolkexplorer

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    Just have to wait for Santa to arrive and I will show you some.. shot on Full frame Canon but much the same
     
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    The Tamron is still a good option if you're on a budget. It's a good lens just not quite as good as the Tokina.

    The sigma 10-20 comes in two versions the old f4 one is out of date now and should be avoided the new f3.5 one I'm still in the process of testing but sense would say the Tokina is still a better by as it's not much more expensive and has better spec.
     
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    I've been using the "old" lens for years now on Pentax cameras and have no plans to change/"upgrade". It works fine, take a look at few of my reports if you want convincing. Maybe if your a pro but if all your doing is reproducing pictures 1000x800 then a second hand Sigman 10 20 f4 be ok. All depends on costs at the end of the day.
     
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