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    Default Recommend a general-use wideangle?

    I'm currently looking for a relatively cheap wideangle lens for a Nikon F80, for travel photography. No special demands, and I guess anything in the region of 20-28mm would be fine.

    The thing is, I already have a Sigma 10-20mm DX for my DSLR and can't use it on the F80 without vignetting, and I have no wish to splash another $800+ for a non-dx lens of similar focal range.

    Can anyone recommend one?

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    Default Re: Recommend a general-use wideangle?

    Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 is a good wide angle lense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage
    I'm currently looking for a relatively cheap wideangle lens for a Nikon F80, for travel photography. No special demands, and I guess anything in the region of 20-28mm would be fine.

    The thing is, I already have a Sigma 10-20mm DX for my DSLR and can't use it on the F80 without vignetting, and I have no wish to splash another $800+ for a non-dx lens of similar focal range.

    Can anyone recommend one?
    How about 24-85/2.8-4? I think it is a useful lens.

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    These sound pretty alright... what are the price ranges I'm looking at?

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    Default Re: Recommend a general-use wideangle?

    vote for tammy 17-35 f2.8-4 as well. good lens + very wide for SLR

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    Default Re: Recommend a general-use wideangle?

    nikkor 20-35 F2.8 is

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    i too vote for tamron 17-35 f2.8-4

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    Default Re: Recommend a general-use wideangle?

    Quote Originally Posted by chengsing
    i too vote for tamron 17-35 f2.8-4
    Same same.. i vote Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4..
    just got a new one a few wks ago, and already travelled with it..

    (btw, it appears tat Tamron dropped the retail price of the 17-35.. maybe coz newer models were released..)
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    Default Re: Recommend a general-use wideangle?

    How heavy is the 17-35? It looks like quite a high end lens.

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    Default Re: Recommend a general-use wideangle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage
    How heavy is the 17-35? It looks like quite a high end lens.
    if you are talking about nikon 17-35 then its heavy and very high end. but for tamron i think its pretty alright with a price range of around 600 new or 400+/- 2hand

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    My favourite is the prime 24mm f2.8 when I was using the F80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aneurysm
    My favourite is the prime 24mm f2.8 when I was using the F80
    Would agree with the reccomendation of a 24mm prime. Best quality so far. And at 2nd hand pricing, should be abt $400 or less.
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    Thanks for all the info. I think I'll go for either the 24 prime or 24-85mm.

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    Default Re: Recommend a general-use wideangle?

    Does the lens vignette severely at all focal lengths? I remember reading somewhere that some have ventured into using this lens on film at focal lengths of about 16/17-20mm without vignetting becoming disturbing.

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