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  1. #1
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    New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendations.

    after years of faking photography with a cell phone camera, i bought myself a "serious" camera...before a scheduled family trip to the UK this may. i am in the process of teaching myself how to use it.

    anyway, I bought the camera, a primary lens, and a zoom lens as a package from Beach camera. the last time i was in Europe, 14 years ago (2 years BC--"before children") was before i had a digital camera, but i remember having trouble getting all of a subject into a shot--a lot of the impressive buildings are large and the squares and streets are narrow. it seems like i need a wide-angle, but that is far as my knowledge goes. i have no idea what to look for and every lens has a bunch of numbers and letters and i don't know one thing or another. so, what would be a good wide angle lens that isn't super complicated and expensive for general use--buildings, landscapes, street scenes, etc.

    thanks,
    jim


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    Re: New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendati

    If considering zooms

    Be sure to look at the 10-20 mm Nikkor for DX
    and
    my favorite, 12-28 f/4 Tokina

    you certainly want 24 mm or wider for your DX camera
    D750, D90, D100, Nikon 1 J5 and way too many lenses that come and go on the forbuy/sale forums.

  3. #3
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    Re: New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendati

    I highly recommend the Tokina 11-16mm. What's most important when shooting with an ultra wide angle lens is to have it level. Any tilt is what causes lines to warp. I don't like the new version of the lens because it is an f/4 lens losing half a stop of light.

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    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
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    Re: New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendati

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    If would help greatly help you if you tell us what lenses you you currently have. Also, if you really don't know what the bunch of letters and numbers mean, you really need to spend some quality time with your cameras manual, a book for your camera, or learning videos on the internet. If not, you are not likely to get a lot better pictures than with you cell phone. "Serious" photography will require some effort on your part.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, D70, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Nikon 18-70mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  5. #5
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    Re: New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendati

    Welcome to the forum. As has been mentioned, the Tokina is a good lens.
    Walt

    D750; D7100; D5300;
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II



  6. #6
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    Re: New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendati

    I had the Nikon 10-24mm a few years ago and really liked it. Always have a look on the second hand market so save a bit. Hope you enjoy your holiday over here

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  7. #7
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    Re: New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendati

    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    I highly recommend the Tokina 11-16mm. What's most important when shooting with an ultra wide angle lens is to have it level. Any tilt is what causes lines to warp. I don't like the new version of the lens because it is an f/4 lens losing half a stop of light.

    https://www.adorama.com/us%20%20%20%...IaAn21EALw_wcB
    I have that lens for my D7100 and love it. Been wanting to sell it but Gloria won’t let me.


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    D750***D7100***24-120 f/4 ***70-300***Tamron 150-600***Tokina 16-28 f2.8***50mm f/1.8***Photoshop/Lightroom CC

  8. #8
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    Re: New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendati

    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    I highly recommend the Tokina 11-16mm. What's most important when shooting with an ultra wide angle lens is to have it level. Any tilt is what causes lines to warp. I don't like the new version of the lens because it is an f/4 lens losing half a stop of light.

    https://www.adorama.com/us%20%20%20%...IaAn21EALw_wcB
    That was the first thing I thought of, too. If the lens isn't level to the ground, the buildings will converge due to parallax. The other issue is when a large group of people are trying to fit into a photo. The people on the left and right will be stretched slightly wider. To help prevent that from happening, he needs to keep people closer to the center of the frame when shooting really wide. <Ask me how I know.>
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    Nikon 14mm f/2.8D; 50mm f/1.8D; 85mm f/1.8G; 105mm f/2.8G micro VR; 180mm f/2.8D; 300mm f/4E PF; Nikon 16mm f/2.8 fisheye
    Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G; Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8; Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII; Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR


  9. #9
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    Re: New to "serious" photography and Nikonites....looking for wide-angle recommendati

    So that's why I look so wide in my pictures...
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    D750, D90, D100, Nikon 1 J5 and way too many lenses that come and go on the forbuy/sale forums.





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