A&P I need a wide angle lens for my D70!

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by dmora, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. dmora

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    It appears i may have lined up a job for photographing building interiors, ie: homes, condos, apartments, hotels.
    The kit lens isnt really wide enough and shows the dark spots in the corners in some cases.
    Anyone know a good lens for this sort of work?
     
  2. BLKDVLGSX

    BLKDVLGSX OT Supporter

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    the DX fisheye is great, and the 12-24
     
  3. dmora

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    i didnt want the fisheye effect. And what are the specs on the 12-24?
     
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    take multiple pics and stich them if you dont want to spend the cash.
     
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  6. dmora

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    :eek4:
    Fuck me that hurts the wallet.
     
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    frinky23 Bangle Sackrider

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    If your lenses are making you money, you might as well get lenses that will make you better money.
     
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    We rent the Nikon 14mm distortion free lens alot, its pretty sweet. Looks like a fisheye lens physically, but has no distortion. Its a F/2.8 I believe, so it'll hurt the wallet, but if you need quality wide angles, it doesn't get much better
     
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    You can always spring for the Sigma 12-24mm lens. Some say its as good/better some say its a little worse, but the price tag is around 550-600, which is considerably cheaper than the Nikon version. :)

    I've seen many samples from both Canon and Nikon cameras and the Sigma 12-24mm looks like a keeper. :)
     
  11. dmora

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    Links to samples? I've seen 2 from the sigma and they are decent.
     
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    http://www.robgalbraith.com/ubbthre...ber=258000&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=all&vc=1

    Theres an intereting discussion for you. Read through all the posts because there are a lot of loyalists who only look at the name. For the most part, though, it seems that everyone agrees the Sigma has less distortion than the Nikon lens, especially with the 1.5x crop. Since you'll be shooting building interiors, regardless of price, this is probably the better lens for you anyway.

    http://194.100.88.243/petteri/pont/Reviews/a_Sigma_12-24_f4.5-5.6/a_Sigma_EX_12-24_f4.5-5.6.html

    Theres one review from the thread. :)
     
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    fade tie your shoe bitch

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    guys, should i get a digilux2?
     
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    I think you should make a new thread there, buddy. :ugh:
     
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    Leica Film >>>>>>>> Leica Digital

    This is what we played with yesterday
    A Leica M7 with Noctilux 50mm F/1.0, the fastest lens made
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