Wide angle lens comparison


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bip916

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I'm looking for a wide angle lens for my D70 and bump into these 2 lenses

1.AFS 17-35 f/2.8D ED-IF.

2.AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED.

Can anyone tell me which lens I should choose base on
a)picture quality
b)value for money
c)build quality

Please advise, thanks in advance :) .

Btw what's the price of the lens?
 

Gymrat76

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List price for AFS 17-35 f/2.8 and AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G is $3,600 and $2,700, respectively.

Think sykestang has 3 grey units selling in the buy/sell, at pretty good price ;)
 

bip916

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I noticed that sykestang selling the AFS 17-35 f/2.8 at $2300(min bid) :thumbsup:

Compare the two lenses which is a better buy?
 

justarius

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Actually if you want a true wide angle for the D70, you might want to consider the AF-S 12-24mm f4, or the Sigma 12-24mm. A 17-35 or 17-55 gives you around 25mm on the wide end after taking into account the FoV, which might not be wide enough.
 

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True for the 17-35mm but I thought that the 17-55mm is a DX lens so it has already taken into account the 1.5crop factor. :think:



justarius said:
Actually if you want a true wide angle for the D70, you might want to consider the AF-S 12-24mm f4, or the Sigma 12-24mm. A 17-35 or 17-55 gives you around 25mm on the wide end after taking into account the FoV, which might not be wide enough.
 

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Idworks said:
True for the 17-35mm but I thought that the 17-55mm is a DX lens so it has already taken into account the 1.5crop factor. :think:
Ummm.. no. The 17-55mm DX lens is still a 17-55mm lens. On an APS sized sensor digital body - you still will have the crop factor - the DX just means that the lens is designed with a smaller image circle in mind (thus they are able to reduce the size, weight and cost of the lens as compared to an equivalent focal length full frame lens)
 

bip916

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Thanks all...

I feel that the view angle at 17mm is more than enough for me.


Call TCW for lens price:-

AFS 17~35mm f2.8D Nikon at $2550 (with GST).
AFS DX 17~55mm f2.8G Nikon at $2200 plus (no stock).

Both with 1 years shop warranty.

Anyone know which website has review the AFS DX 17~55mm lens?
 

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From what I see 17-55mm every bit as good as the 17-35 except it is a DX lens.

bip916 said:
Thanks all...

I feel that the view angle at 17mm is more than enough for me.


Call TCW for lens price:-

AFS 17~35mm f2.8D Nikon at $2550 (with GST).
AFS DX 17~55mm f2.8G Nikon at $2200 plus (no stock).

Both with 1 years shop warranty.

Anyone know which website has review the AFS DX 17~55mm lens?
 

ltma

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When I am shooting with F100 I use 17-35 mm f/2.8. Now I am using D100, and I use 12-24 mm f/4 most of the times.

If you want a super wide consider 12-24 mm lens. You would not regret it...
 

bip916

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ltma said:
When I am shooting with F100 I use 17-35 mm f/2.8. Now I am using D100, and I use 12-24 mm f/4 most of the times.

If you want a super wide consider 12-24 mm lens. You would not regret it...
Hope you can share your pics taken with 12~24mm lens, please include your D100 setting.
What is the price of 12~24mm lens?Thanks
 

ComB

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bip916 said:
:thumbsup: Thanks gooseberry
bip916,I check price at Taiwan.

Nikkor 12-24 f4 S$1500-NT30,000
Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 S$2272-NT45,000
Nikkor 17-35 f2.8 S$2424-NT48,000

price base on taiwan nikon camera book.
ok...
 

bip916

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ComB said:
bip916,I check price at Taiwan.

Nikkor 12-24 f4 S$1500-NT30,000
Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 S$2272-NT45,000
Nikkor 17-35 f2.8 S$2424-NT48,000

price base on taiwan nikon camera book.
ok...
It seem the price in Taiwan not much different.

Thanks :thumbsup:
 

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