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    Wide Angle Lens for D7000

    Hi Nikonians,

    I am enjoying my landscape photography, and am currently using my 18-105mm kit lens. I have invested in some Lee filters and want to get a good Wide Angle Lens suitable for my D7000, that will take the filters too.

    Ideas please

    Thanks

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    Easy! Sigma 10-20mm UWA. It's an amazing lens at a reasonable price. Question is, do you really need anything wider than 18mm? My 18-55mm Nikkor kit lens is dirt cheap and is plenty wide enough for most landscapes. If I wanted or needed wider, though, the Siggy 10-20 would be my immediate choice.
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    I use a Tamron 10-24mm lens on my D7000, and I find it goodfor most things, in my boat for getting good fish shots, taking big group shotsin a hall and I used it taking shots of semi-trailer where you can stand righton the side of the road and get the whole truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickon View Post
    I use a Tamron 10-24mm lens on my D7000, and I find it goodfor most things, in my boat for getting good fish shots, taking big group shotsin a hall and I used it taking shots of semi-trailer where you can stand righton the side of the road and get the whole truck.
    (Just to see what you wrote.)
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    Another vote for the Siggy 10-20(4-5.6).

    My favourite lens for the past 7 odd years.

    Another good lens, but with a speedier aperture, is the Tokina 11-16/2.8.

    While you miss out on that one millimeter of focal length between 16 and 18, my feeling is that you won't really notice it.
    Another good lens at a reasonable price(considering it's faster aperture).

    If it's only for landscape use, then the Sigma being about $300-400 cheaper is the better option which leaves a fair amount of money remaining for any other filter requirements.(do you have a 77mm CPL?)
    But if you think you may also use it for wide angle group images indoors and without external lighting, those extra stops of aperture of the Tokina are worth the added expense.

    Also! if you want really really wide for APS-C, nothing beats Sigma's 8-16mm lens. You would have to get creative with using the filters tho.

    What size are your Lee filters .. I'm assuming the most common 100mm versions? If so, you shouldn't have any vignetting issues with the Siggy 10-20 on a D7000 at 10mm.
    You may have with the Tokina 11-16 tho(not 100% sure).
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    ...Another vote for the Siggy 10-20(4-5.6).

    ...

    Another good lens, but with a speedier aperture, is the Tokina 11-16/2.8.

    ...

    ...

    Also! if you want really really wide for APS-C, nothing beats Sigma's 8-16mm lens. You would have to get creative with using the filters tho.
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    You would have to get creative with using the filters tho.
    so that you may consider empty fruit boxes from a local vendor...

    But, all this talk about lenses. Have you looked at the specs for any?

    Tokina
    Σ 10-20 (two on this page)
    Σ 8-16

    Annie, have a look at their respective specifications.
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    Thanks guys. I'll stick with my kit lens for now until Christmas!

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    I got the Tokina 11-16 to complement my 18-105 kit lens, and I must say I am enamored. It is a fantastic lens that I would recommend to anyone, and the f/2.8 has come in handy more than a few times...

    Your filters should be fine, you'll just need a 77mm adapter.

    This is where I bought mine from:
    http://www.digitalrev.com/product/to...pro/Mjk5Mw_A_A

    They have the Tokina for $589, and the Sigma 10-20 for $489. I reckon the extra speed is definitely worth the extra $100.
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    I haven't checked prices for years ... and back when I did, it was a lot more than only $100 difference.

    In this case(and at that price) then, the Tokina is by far the better option for wide angle lens.

    I wouldn't take the actual focal length range into account either .. the fact that the Tokina stops at 16mm may well be an irrelevant factor!
    99.9% of the time when you mount a wide angle, you usually stay at the very wide end of the scale.

    My 10-20mm Siggy got a right ol workout many moons ago, and I really can't ever remember using it beyond about 14-17mm.

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