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  1. #1
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    DX Glass for use with D7100

    Hi All,
    I'm curious to see what others are using to shoot with on their D7100. Currently I have a 35mm 1.8G and the 18-200 VR lens. I find myself using the 35mm when I'm indoors, shooting pictures of my kids, etc. I've been using my 18-200 when I'm travelling or moving around where I'd like to have some zoom capabilities. I've rarely found myself in a position where I've needed anything else. But I've often wondered what else is out there?? My main interests are landscape photography, architecture and taking pictures of my kids in action.


    • I've thought about the 10-24mm or the newer 10-20mm which seems to be a good value. Do the extra 8mm on the wide side make a big difference?
    • I've thought about a 50mm 1.8G - Would this add much?
    • What else is nice in DX format?


    Thanks!

    JS


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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    I had the original 10-24mm lens and really enjoyed that lens as a landscape lens. I didn't find myself shooting at 10mm very often, but 12-14mm was common so yes ... noticeable beyond the 18mm of most DX lenses.

    On the other end, the 200-500mm should pair nicely with the D7100.

  3. #3
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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    Hi there, The 18-200 is a good compromise for most shooting situations. It performs pretty well in the standard zoom range but weakens a bit on the wide end and considerably more on the tele one. With your shooting preferences, the tele side should not be too much of a worry, though.

    I do a lot of landscape and architecture shooting. Believe it or not, I've found myself taking multiple shots and stitching them into a panorama later with my 12-28mm on the D7100 (same with the 11-16 I had before), so yes, I do believe the 8mm make a big difference. Stitching (using Microsoft's excellent-and-free ICE) is not that hard, but with an effective length of 27mm for your 18-200, you'll have a lot of pictures to stitch when you want to take a shot that 'shows it all'. Even 10, 11 or 12 are sometimes not enough. So, yes, go for a wide lens - you'll love what it gives you that your current lens can't.

    The reason I went for Tokina's 12-28mm instead of the comparatively-priced Nikons you mention: a German magazine I value highly for its diligent lens testing gives the Tokina 61 points for image quality where the Nikons get 51.5 respectively 54.5. Only Nikon's fantastic-but-pricey 14-24mm scores higher among wide lenses.

    As far as a 50mm 1.8 goes. that'll do wonders when shooting your kids indoors. As far as "what else is nice" goes: how much money do you want to spend?
    Lothar Katz

    Nikon D700, D500, D7100, 200-500 f/5.6, 300 f/4 PF, 55-200 f/4-5.6, 50mm f/1.8 - Tamron 60 f/2 Macro - Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 - Tokina 12-28 f/4 - Yongnou YN568 - Panasonic TZ101 (a.k.a. ZN100) - Photoshop CS6 - Lightroom 6 - DXO PhotoLab - Aurora HDR 2018


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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    Quote Originally Posted by jrs146 View Post
    Hi All,
    I'm curious to see what others are using to shoot with on their D7100. Currently I have a 35mm 1.8G and the 18-200 VR lens. I find myself using the 35mm when I'm indoors, shooting pictures of my kids, etc. I've been using my 18-200 when I'm travelling or moving around where I'd like to have some zoom capabilities. I've rarely found myself in a position where I've needed anything else. But I've often wondered what else is out there?? My main interests are landscape photography, architecture and taking pictures of my kids in action.


    • I've thought about the 10-24mm or the newer 10-20mm which seems to be a good value. Do the extra 8mm on the wide side make a big difference?
    • I've thought about a 50mm 1.8G - Would this add much?
    • What else is nice in DX format?


    Thanks!

    JS
    See this article by respected photographer and all-around-good-egg Thom Hogan: Excellent Lenses for DX Shooters.

    While most lenses are Nikon branded, select third-party lenses are included as well.
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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    I really enjoy my Tokina 11-16 on my D7100. Good quality and value

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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

  6. #6
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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    See this article by respected photographer and all-around-good-egg Thom Hogan: Excellent Lenses for DX Shooters.

    While most lenses are Nikon branded, select third-party lenses are included as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    I really enjoy my Tokina 11-16 on my D7100. Good quality and value
    I just read the article above and the Tokina 11-16 caught my eye. Maybe that's a good one to add!


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  7. #7
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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    I have the Tokina 11-16, after my macro lenses and long birding lens, the 11-16 would be my most used lens.
    And yes, there is a huge difference between 11mm and 18mm. Its a whole other world with a wide lens, and you will have to change your shooting style to suit.
    Brad


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    ​ but there is something good in every Day.

  8. #8
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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    Yes, you definitely want something wider than 18mm (which is 27mm on a DX camera). I have a D7200 with the 18-200mm but also have the Tokina 12-24mm and yes even that 6mm difference on wide angle is huge, to a 10 or 11mm would be even better. You might want to play with the Nikon Lens Simulator at Nikon | Imaging Products | NIKKOR Lens Simulator to really see the difference.
    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

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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    Yes, you definitely want something wider than 18mm (which is 27mm on a DX camera). I have a D7200 with the 18-200mm but also have the Tokina 12-24mm and yes even that 6mm difference on wide angle is huge, to a 10 or 11mm would be even better. You might want to play with the Nikon Lens Simulator at Nikon | Imaging Products | NIKKOR Lens Simulator to really see the difference.
    Wow very cool tool. It's great to see the differences.

    Does anyone have experience with the Nikon 10-20mm? It seems to be a great lens for the price.


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    Re: DX Glass for use with D7100

    Quote Originally Posted by jrs146 View Post
    I just read the article above and the Tokina 11-16 caught my eye. Maybe that's a good one to add!


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    I like my Tokina 11-16 so much that when I got my D750 I bought the Tokina 16-24 to go on it. That is a close equivalent to the 11-16 for the FX bodies.

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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





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