A&P Need lens suggestions for my trip to Japan.

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by dmora, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. dmora

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    I have a Nikon D300, and a 17-55 f/2.8
    I was thinking a nice wide angle like an 8mm... but i REALLY have been dying for a 70-200vr. :sad2: I just dont think it'd see much use in Japan with all the amazing architecture and industry. Not sure if i'd be candid people watching/shooting there.
     
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    Sigma 10-20mm
     
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    you got one hell of a setup with just that lens..so the suggestion to go for an ultrawide like the sigma girth mentioned is pretty much what I would do



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    No Sigma, Tokina 11-16 f/2.8.
     
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    Hmmm, tough question.

    I like my 10-20 and 28-70 setup

    Gives wide at 10 and 70mm is a good bit more reach than 55
     
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    I take it you got the 28-70 in? :coold:
     
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    Thats a bit too limited for my taste... at 10mm, you have an 'almost' a fisheye and at 20mm you have a decent 'normal' lens. Then his 17-55 would be fine for the rest. :o
     
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    Considering wide lenses will be used for landscapes, do you really need f2.8 on them? :dunno:
     
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    this lens is tempting me REALLY hard..2.8 on such a wide angle will be awesome for concerts
     
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    landscape in Japan is pretty much taking night shots of the buildings... depends on what he wants pictures of. :dunno:
     
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    how is the quality of the pics at 2.8 though? My sigma 24-70 was waaaaaaaaaaaay soft wide open. :hs:
     
  12. dmora

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    the 17-55 is my walking around lens.

    The wide stuff will be for the architecture, etc.
     
  13. dmora

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    thats what i'm afraid of.
     
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    no idea..at least my nikon 12-24 is sharp as hell wide at f4..but id love to try a 2.8 ultra wide ..I guess eventually ill just invest in the 14-24
     
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    I think once I have the 12-24, 24-70 (have 28-70 for now), and the 70-200 VR (have already), I think I'll be set. Then I'll sell my 10-20 and 28-70. :hs:
     
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    I'll repeat...

    Sigma 10-20mm :o
     
  18. dmora

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    I just sold my Sigma 12-24 too because i needed to pay rent and i didnt use that lens very often. :sad2:
     
  19. dmora

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    i can has borrow yours? :x:
     
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    How annoying will it be to de-fish all my photos? :hsd:
    Is there an Aperture plug in for this?
     
  22. SenenCito

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    id go with the sigma over the fisheye..while I LOVE the fisheye its really a lens youd use for special things..not as your only other choice.
     
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    The Tokina 11-16 is quite a bit sharper than the Sigma, especially wide open. I'm going to Mt. Baker on Sunday to catch the sunrise and I'll try to remember to take some comparison shots of various apertures for you guys.
     
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    I've heard good things about the tokina 11-16 but thats just not a wide enough range for me. i'd rather have 10-20.

    i almost suggested the fisheye, but damn thats a lot of money for something you'll hardly use.
     

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