A&P pondering 14-24mm... v. crop body

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  1. Waddup you?

    Waddup you? OT Supporter

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    I have a tokina 11-16mm, works good on my d80. but Ive been thinking lately that the 14-24mm will cover that range as well, and will also complement a d700 purchase in the future, far future. Im led to believe that the 14-24 doesnt have as much barrel distortion on the wide end.

    thoughts of 14-24 on a d80? :hs:

    1. financially, I dont want to get this and a d700 at the same time
    2. I figure it would it cover the same range more or less, but with better quality.
    3. Im getting tired of the distortion of the wide end of the tokina...
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I wouldn't. You have a pretty good wide angle already.
     
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    do it. it will be a great walk around lens on a crop body. the tokina is great, but too much of a specialty lens. the 14-24 will be far more useful
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    If you're tired of the distortion at the wide end, why not just zoom out to 14mm and pretend you're using the Nikon lens. zing
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    this

    plus $600 tokina lens is a far better bang for buck than the damn nikon lens.
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    highly HIGHLY disagree. i tried using the tokina 12-24 f/4 as a nice outdoor walk around lens on a crop. :rofl: yeah right.

    a tamron 17-50 is much nicer for general purpose on a crop.
     
  7. Waddup you?

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    all great comments thus far.

    girth - you dont agree with getting a 14-24 before getting a d700? thing is the money issue :hsugh:
     
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    have the 17-50, super sharp. Im trying to plan out ahead of time, so to speak, by purchasing the 14-24 before the d700. but, even then, it wont be for awhile. just playing armchair quarterback here
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    i got ya, totally makes sense. i so rarely use my wide anymore :( i find that the tamron 17-50 is wide enough for me.
     
  10. 1992 240SX

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    I have the 14-24 and everytime I put it on my backup body I feel like Im wasting it. That and now you'd be walking around with a very expensive and dangerous bubble in the front...with no filter. Personally you have what you need on the wide end. And trust me, it still distorts like a bitch...though I enjoy it:

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    It's not fisheye but you have to be careful putting people near the edges, since not every client is gonna be ok with being stretched. I'd say save your money and get the D700, though then you'll need a FF lens eventually...it never ends lol
     
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    I would never buy a 14-24 for a crop Nikon or a 16-35 for a crop canon. Its just a waste of money IMO. Now, if you plan on going FF eventually, than thats a whole different story. If youre sure youre going to do it, Id go ahead and get it before prices go up again (which they may)
     
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    this is one reason why I'd do it...

    240sx - that distortion isnt as bad as the tokina with people not being centered.
     
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    I'd wait until you go FF. Tokina 11-16 is great on croppers.
     
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    I'm all about the 14-24, but I rarely put it on my D300. Doesn't feel right on a crop body for some reason. :dunno:
     
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    good god keep the 11-16! not worth it
     
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    It just feels like a waste...like you know how much wider it's supposed to be.
     
  17. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    all that money just to go on a crop sensor is a waste IMO. looking at the difference between the D700 and D300 on the lens... its just that much sexier on the FF vs. the crop.
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    you watch your ass :squint:
     
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    14-24 on a crop body :rofl:

    no, save up, buy the d700 and then the 14-24.

    use the 11-16 on dx crop mode until you can afford the 14-24
     

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