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    hi all, i'm a newbie here, any good & cheap wide angle lens to recommend for landscape shooting??? i'm a Nikon DSLR user.

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    Default Re: wide angle lens for landscape

    tokina 12-24 mm (cheap)

    or tokina 17mm (cheaper)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    tokina 12-24 mm

    or tokina 17mm
    Second the Tokina 12-24mm....

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    If you can afford a more expensive lens, do consider the Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED.
    Last edited by sophiandy; 17th September 2006 at 05:44 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor54
    Second the Tokina 12-24mm....
    third the Tokina 12-24mm... own one myself. sharp lens and very good construction

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    Tokina 12-24mm f/4

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    thanks for all the info....

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    NIKON!!

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    sigma 10mm-20mm - 12mm - 24mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ
    third the Tokina 12-24mm... own one myself. sharp lens and very good construction
    How much does it cost ....
    Care to share a picture or two taken this lens ???
    Thanks ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward77
    How much does it cost ....
    Care to share a picture or two taken this lens ???
    Thanks ....
    iirc 860 from MS color
    for pic... let me see...
    http://hkchew.multiply.com/photos/album/82
    some taken with the tokina 12-24 and some with the nikon 80-200... should be easy to identify the different

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    Check out KRW review of the digital WA zoom lenses available. There are also many such reviews on the net. Check those out.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digi...comparison.htm

    I got the Tokina 12-24 f4 lens recently from CP at $900+ that comes with all the freebies like the Lowepro Compu Backpack, CF card, etc.
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    blive, ... how much did Cathay Photos quote if one chooses to buy the Tokina lens only?
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    Thanks blive & ExplorerZ ....
    I now have better insight into the lens I wanted ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophiandy
    blive, ... how much did Cathay Photos quote if one chooses to buy the Tokina lens only?
    I think it was about $920,and pay $50 more for the promotional items, which isa good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blive
    I think it was about $920,and pay $50 more for the promotional items, which isa good deal.
    seems like MS is giving a better dial IF CP doesn't have that promotion. @ $920 can get the lens + a hoya HMC 77mm filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward77
    Thanks blive & ExplorerZ ....
    I now have better insight into the lens I wanted ....
    Good. I got the Tokina after reading the review, and Its great for travelling, landscape. No regrets, though I had no use for the hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ
    seems like MS is giving a better dial IF CP doesn't have that promotion. @ $920 can get the lens + a hoya HMC 77mm filter.
    Don't think there ia any more promotion. $50 for the compubackpack, 1gb CF card, etc is a good deal. Worth it just for the compu backpack, which is like >$100 at CP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blive
    Good. I got the Tokina after reading the review, and Its great for travelling, landscape. No regrets, though I had no use for the hood.
    actually i like the hood... this lens got a 77mm front which is pretty big, and the hood helps me to avoid me or stranger from accidently touching it.

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    Went to AMK for lunch near MS Color ....
    The 12~24mm F4 Tokina cost $880 ....

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