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  1. #11
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    Re: Wide Angle manual lenses recommendations

    ANY ultra-wide angle is going to be sensitive to "flare"... It isn't specific to a single lens, it's just the nature of the basic front lens element's design for that type of lens. Of course, pointing it at the sun (sunset/sunrise) is going to be an issue... One that many photographers try to take advantage of for those type shots... Flare can be an artistic element...

    If I were interested in that type shot, my goto would be my Tokina 11-16mm f2.8... on my D810 full frame. In crop mode... Using Adobe's New Enhance Super Resolution feature...


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    Re: Wide Angle manual lenses recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    I know it seems to get great reviews for sharpness, however many people claim it is bad with flare and I like shooting sunsets. I have certainly not ruled it out and might end up with it
    If you want an ultra wide angle zoom with less lens flare, look at some that aren't f/2.8 lenses. The f/2.8 lenses tend to have more bulbous glass for the front element, and that can lead to more lens flare. However, all lenses can have issues with lens flare when a bright light source is in the image. Some just handle it better than others.

    There are a few ultra wide angle zooms available. I think Nikon makes a 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6, but it's an AF-P lens. Not sure how well those lenses would work with your body. But I believe Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina make ultra wide angle zooms for Nikon DX bodies that aren't f/2.8. Just something to consider.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
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  3. #13
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    Re: Wide Angle manual lenses recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    If you want an ultra wide angle zoom with less lens flare, look at some that aren't f/2.8 lenses. The f/2.8 lenses tend to have more bulbous glass for the front element, and that can lead to more lens flare. However, all lenses can have issues with lens flare when a bright light source is in the image. Some just handle it better than others.

    There are a few ultra wide angle zooms available. I think Nikon makes a 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6, but it's an AF-P lens. Not sure how well those lenses would work with your body. But I believe Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina make ultra wide angle zooms for Nikon DX bodies that aren't f/2.8. Just something to consider.
    Thanks for the reply Cindy. I am now considering waiting and maybe looking at a FF body and a wide angle to suit that(maybe Nikon 18-35). Been looking at the D800/D800e but prices seem to be on the high side at the moment in my opinion.
    Peter

    D500, D7100
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    Canon 5D2, 17-40.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Wide Angle manual lenses recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Thanks for the reply Cindy. I am now considering waiting and maybe looking at a FF body and a wide angle to suit that(maybe Nikon 18-35). Been looking at the D800/D800e but prices seem to be on the high side at the moment in my opinion.
    And that combo would be excellent. If you decide on a Nikon 18-35mm lens, just make sure it is the G lens. Ratings for the previous version list it to be not very good in comparison.

    I have the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G lens. It's lightweight and very sharp. Although it lacks VR, you really wouldn't need it. Recently I purchased the Nikon 16-35mm to have a slightly wider view for building photos, but if I didn't need that slightly wider focal length, I would have been quite happy with the 18-35mm. Initially I thought about selling the 18-35mm, but for now I've decided to keep it as a backup lens.

    At least the options for FX wide angle lenses seem to be of a much better quality than what is available as ultra wide for DX bodies.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci







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