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  1. #1
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    New lens for the beast

    New lens for the beast
    Adding (thinking) another lens to the kit.

    Have 35mm
    16-80

    looking at, thoughts ?

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  2. #2
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    Re: New lens for the beast

    I would go for this lens. constant aperture, covers your range and about 1/2 the price. No I don't have it but I want one.


    Tokina atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF Lens for Nikon F

  3. #3
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    Re: New lens for the beast

    New lens for the beast
    Quote Originally Posted by RapidRed View Post
    Adding (thinking) another lens to the kit.

    Have 35mm
    16-80

    looking at, thoughts ?

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    That would be a no from me. I purchased one preowned which was in excellent condition, but it lacked sharpness and contrast. Plus my white balance was kind of warm - overly yellow. If I were purchasing a wide angle zoon for a DX Nikon body, I'd consider the DX Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens.

    Our former moderator, Don Kuykendall who has now passed, wrote several posts praising this lens. And his images were terrific. For FX, the Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 is a highly recommended lens, too. And guess what? The Tokina 11-16mm lens is much less expensive than the Nikon! One nice thing is it doesn't have a bulbous front element so it accepts front filters (which the Nikon also does). One problem with some fast wide angle lenses is the bulbous front element which can cause quite a bit of lens flair. The fact that this is an f/2.8 lens without the huge front glass is definitely a plus.

    The lens lucien posted might also be decent. You'd need to compare reviews to see if one tends to get better reviews than the other.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._f_2_8_cf.html


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  4. #4
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    Re: New lens for the beast

    Quote Originally Posted by RapidRed View Post
    Adding (thinking) another lens to the kit.

    Have 35mm
    16-80

    looking at, thoughts ?
    What is your intended subject? Are you frequently at 16 and wishing you could go wider? The reason I ask is my wide angle 10-20 is something I could easily do without and is infrequently used. Are the lens you have a 35mm and a 16-80mm?

  5. #5
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    Re: New lens for the beast

    Quote Originally Posted by Needa View Post
    What is your intended subject? Are you frequently at 16 and wishing you could go wider? The reason I ask is my wide angle 10-20 is something I could easily do without and is infrequently used. Are the lens you have a 35mm and a 16-80mm?
    Yes the lenses owned are 35mm & 16-80mm. The lens being asked about is a just in case. Used more for close ups, car interiors, under the hood, model RR scenes, type of subjects .

    I also have 18-58 but not fond of it, camera is D5200

  6. #6
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    Re: New lens for the beast

    I'm sure you have a better idea what will work for you. Interested in hearing your decision and how it works out.

    For close ups I have a 60mm micro lens when close focal distances are required. Extension tubes might also be an option.
    Last edited by Needa; 07-12-2021 at 12:14 PM. Reason: add

  7. #7
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    Re: New lens for the beast

    Yup trial and error as with everything.

    Cheers





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