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    Hi All,

    I currently have a Nikon D70s body. Lately i have been interested in getting a Wide Angle Lense for landscape and scenery. What lense would you guys recommend? Im looking for one that is value for money and within my budget of $1000. All advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Sigma 10-20mm.

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    lenses u can consider:

    sigma 8-16
    tokina 11-16 f/2.8 (this is the best uwa lens for crop)


    and quite a few more... which i forgot..

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    I am willing to wager that you already have a wide-angle lens (note: lens singular, not lense) in your possession. If you bought your D70s as a kit you already have the 18-70mm; the 18mm end is considered wide-angle.

    You are probably referring to the ultra wide angle variety, then for 1k and under you probably only have the following current lenses to consider:
    Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
    Tokina 11-16 f/2.8

    If you can up your budget a bit there is one more contender:
    Nikon 12-24 F/4

    The Tokina is probably your best bet, read some reviews and see which one you prefer.
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    Many choices available:

    Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
    Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX
    Tokina AT-X 124 AF Pro DX II

    I would give Tamron a miss though.

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    tokina 11-16mm f2.8
    Sigma 10-20mm F3.5

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    I was wondering is the f2.8 from tokina nessasary?
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    Yep i have the kit lens which is the 18 - 70 but im going for an ultra wide angle. the nikon lens is definitely out of my budget though. seems like the "tokina 11-16 f/2.8" and "Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 " are the more popular choices.

    any takers for the "SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical [IF]" or SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD Aspherical [IF]"?

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    Nikon 10-24 ??
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    How much price and spec diff is the 10-20 sigma f4 vs f3.5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicutd View Post
    Hi All,

    I currently have a Nikon D70s body. Lately i have been interested in getting a Wide Angle Lense for landscape and scenery. What lense would you guys recommend? Im looking for one that is value for money and within my budget of $1000. All advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
    i use tokina 11-16, its good but for the distortion at the edge, you may wanna avoid it.. internal zoom and focus. its sharp and color saturation is quite good.. especially the f/2.8 !

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    Don't forget the Sigma 8-16mm which is the widest available rectilinear lens for your D70s.

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    Default Re: Wide Angle Lense advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by manicutd View Post
    Yep i have the kit lens which is the 18 - 70 but im going for an ultra wide angle. the nikon lens is definitely out of my budget though. seems like the "tokina 11-16 f/2.8" and "Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 " are the more popular choices.

    any takers for the "SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical [IF]" or SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD Aspherical [IF]"?
    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Nikon 10-24 ??
    From the "SP" designation, I think the 2 lenses TS was referring to are both Tamron lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    From the "SP" designation, I think the 2 lenses TS was referring to are both Tamron lenses.
    Didn't notice the out of budget portion...

    Tokina then..
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    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    I was wondering is the f2.8 from tokina nessasary?
    imho, i think it is not a must have but good to have thingy

    taken using tokina 11-16 f/2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    tokina 11-16mm f2.8
    Sigma 10-20mm F3.5
    just to check, have you seen performance reports of sigma 10-20 f/3.5 compared to the older version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    just to check, have you seen performance reports of sigma 10-20 f/3.5 compared to the older version?
    actually, never mind, i just saw photozone.de's test report:

    http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikko..._nikon?start=1

    if this is true, then corner sharpness is even WORSE than f/4-5.6.

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    more on sigma 10-20 f/3.5:

    http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/..._n15/page3.asp
    http://www.lenstip.com/197.4-Lens_re...esolution.html

    perhaps photozone.de got a lemon, but even then, i don't see much improvement over the f/4-5.6

    hence, if threadstarter considering both, i suggest getting the f/4-5.6

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    Don't forget the Sigma 8-16mm which is the widest available rectilinear lens for your D70s.
    cannot use filters, at least at 8mm from the looks of it:

    http://www.lenstip.com/246.3-Lens_re...d_quality.html

    After the ring there is a build-in, petal-type, metal lens hood. It encloses a big (5.5 cm in diameter) and convex element, which changes its position with the change of focal length Ė it is the most hidden inside the barrel at the maximum focal length and it is the most extended at 8 mm. Unfortunately the producer didnít anticipate a possibility of using any filters here.

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    you should go for tokina 11-16 2.8

    why? in terms of price and performance , this is the best.

    sigma 10-20 is overpriced in singapore. and tokina is not.

    also, 2.8 will allow you to get better pics in the night. i strongly recommend 11-16.

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