Picking up a 24-70 2.8 this weekend for my D300. Will need to pick up something affordable to cover the wide ranges. Head is spinning with the possibilities. Where should I look for coverage, Sigma, Tokina etc?
Should have added that the 24-70 will leave me tapped out for now. I also have a Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR and am looking for something lower in cost to keep me amused and to complete the run through 200 mm
I have both the Sigma 10-20 and the Nikon 12-24 to compliment my 24-70. The Nikon 12-24 is the most used, but the Sigma is my traveler. It is more compact. You can't go wrong with either choice. Of course the 14-24 gets the rave reviews and I'm sure they are well deserved, but enjoy the 24-70, dabble with either the 10-20 or 12-24, then decide whether you should invest in the 14-24. Anyway you look at it, you're getting some fine glass!
I also have the 24-70 and the 70-200 and I choose the Tokina 11-16 over the nikon 12-24... I don't really miss the 16-24 range.... I just don't want the Nikon distortion on the wide edge. For that, I also have a 10.5 fisheye, which is really nice to play with....