A&P What is Nikon's Closest equivalent to a Canon 17-40 f/4L?

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  1. 1200mk

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    ??

    I like this lens.
     
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    Af-s 17-55 F2.8
     
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    nikon doesn't really make a lens in the same price category. sure the 17-55 f/2.8 and the 17-35 f/2.8 are both in the same focal length category, but in the price range....both lenses are double that of the 17-40

    so to answer your question...the closest thing nikon makes is the 18-55 f/3.5-4.5...price wise
     
  4. 1200mk

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    what about 3rd party lens manufacturers?
     
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    tamron 17-50
     
  6. 1200mk

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    I was looking for something more solid.

    the 17-55 isn't worth it though. :(
     
  7. You should get a 17-55. It's great, you will rarely ever take it off your camera. :bigthumb:
     
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    You are retarded, yes it is. Tack sharp, and you can club people over the head with it without repercussions. And still cheaper than the 17-35.
     
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    i will pick up the 17-55 one of these days. i am getting by very nicely with the tammy, but the 17-55 is amazing.

    it is expensive but i really think that for a lens as versatile as the 17-55 it is probably worth it.
     
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    tokina is coming out wtih a 16-50 f/2.8. i would really really look at that. my 12-24 is fucking amazing, i have alot of respect for tokina because of it
     
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    1200mk Still same OG

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    i've read reviews on it and it's not looking too good. I was hoping this was the one too. We'll see.
     
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    the 17-55 is amazing. I have had mine for a few weeks now. I impulsed bought it at wolf camera...had some buyers remorse, but after taking a few pictures with it, I feel deeply in love :big grin:
     
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    damn it's so expensive. :(

    And it's only a DX format lens.
     
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    17-55 is the nicest lens I've ever tried. And I've tried pretty much everything decent under 400mm that canon and nikon offer.
     
  17. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    o rly?

    how is it nicer in comparison to L glass?
     
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    I'm a Nikon shooter, so I'm biased a bit, but it just seemed perfectly balanced to me. It honestly seems like you could drop it off a balcony ten feet and as long as it didnt land ON the glass, it would be fine.

    I like it more than the L glass I have tried. I was exaggerating with saying EVERYTHING under 400mm, but I've tried probably 15 L lenses
     
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    koo...

    what body do you shoot with?
     
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    Only a D50 :hs:

    But I work at a pro camera store
     
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    when are you guys getting the tokina's in?
     
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    We don't stock Tokina in store.. not sure about ordering.

    We mostly deal Canon, Nikon, Sigma

    As I said, it's really a professional/high end demographic of customers, so they're not really interested in third party manufacturers
     
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    gotcha.

    So could you answer this...

    How is the build quality of the sb800 compared to the 580ex?
     
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    580ex or 580exII?
     
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    580ex
     

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