A&P Need opinions on wide angle lenses

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  1. GM69

    GM69 OT Supporter

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    I am new to the DSLR world, I am working with a D60 and would like to start to build my lens collection. Currently I have a 18-55 and I picked up a 50mm F1.8


    I would like a wide angle. I have narrowed it down to the Nikkor 12-24 and the Sigma 10-20 Does anyone have any opinions on either of these? From the research I have done so far it seems the trade off between the 2 is the extra 2mm on the Sigma and a bit more sharpness and constant aperture on the Nikon. Also how does the constant aperture come into play in the big scheme of things?

    TIA
     
  2. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Always get Nikon when you can, but the Sigma is a great alternative lens too. :o
     
  3. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I am constantly amazed by 1) People's inability to search and 2) The amount of people who constantly overlook Tokina.
     
  4. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    1) i've never owned a tokina, 2) I'm not going to tell him to get what I bought, because thats a little overkill. :o
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Was referring to the OP.
     
  6. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

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    :hsugh: take it easy, you were a noob at one time too.

    ya always try to stick with your camera brand if you can... but if not, sigma and tokina are great options. I hvae the Tokina on my canon, and it works great... not SUPER sharp, but wide angles are more for fun
     
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    xconverge OT Supporter

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    I have the tokina 12-24 and love it. Its a great lens and I picked it up for 375 used in great condition (like new)
     
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    The Tokina won't AF on the d60, so keep that in mind. I'd opt for the sigma, 2mm on the wide end is a considerable difference in FOV.
     
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  10. GM69

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    1) I did search and didn't come up with anything so I went through about 83 or so pages in A&P and didn't come up with these exact questions either.

    2)D60 needs in lens focus motors

    Thanks for your help.
     
  11. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    can't go wrong w/ the Nikon... and you're a couple of weeks too late, I just sold my Sigma 10-20 to section8 for $360. :o
     
  12. xenon supra

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    You need a nikon 14-24




















    :mamoru:
     
  13. tenplanescrashing

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    1. He's not a donating member, therefore he can't search (Search for donating members only = fucking stupid)

    2. Tokina won't AF on the D60

    I prefer the tokina and even i'd say get the Nikon in this situation.
     
  14. aCab

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    another Tokina 12-24 owner signing in.
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    Youre prob. best off with the Nikon then. No AF motor FTL
     
  16. Bloody Sunday

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    tokinas are good, but the f/4 sucks.
     
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    he;s right, just get the best, you're probably going to go full frame at one point anyway
     
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    I don't mind it so much.
     
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    whats a lens like the 12-24 , but for full frame? why so many wide angles only for crop?
     
  20. tenplanescrashing

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    14-24, 17-35
     
  21. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    You realize 12mm f/4 is not the same f/4 at other focal ranges.

    You can shoot hand held 12mm f/4 with sharp images at 1/10 of a second, no VR. I have a 12-24 f/4
     
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    Did you get a AF-S 50mm? They have a new one out with f/1.4, but it's like $500 bucks.

    I'm a D60 owner too. :hs:

    Rented a non AF-S 50mm for this week and with my bad eye sight I'm having issues creating a sharp image even with my glasses on. :rofl:
     
  23. GM69

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    No the 50mm I got won't AF with the D60 but it will with others. I have an ok time focusing. I got it used for $100 just to play around with. You can also use the dot in the viewfinder to help you focus, I tend not to for the time being, but I may start, I am just goofing around for now.
     
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    I also have the 12-24mm (rented also, going on vacation this weekend) so far I love it. :)
     
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    me too :wavey:
     

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