BEST UWA Lens

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Dear Sirs

I am using Nikon d90

I need best UWA Lens for my D90.

Pls let me shre your experiences..

Thx
 
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Depends on your definition of Ultra-wide. Lets say 12mm or below for DX. Assuming no budget constrain, I would say Tokina 11-16 mm.
 
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My vote goes for one of the Tokina's as well. Both the 11-16 or 12-24 are great.
 
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I just read this somewhere, but still looking at the Tokina, Think I trust the opinions on the Cafe more than anywhere else

*The Tokina 11-16 has focusing problems and unless you have D300/s with AF fine tune it is useless.*
 
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i know that there is a lot of love for the Tokina 111-16mm, but in the world of UWA's one mm can make a lot of difference, that's why I regard the Sigma 10-20 (or the newer 10-24) as excellent comparative lenses.
 
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Well, objective tests generally put the Sigma 8-16 at the head of the class, and it's the widest available, by a large margin, but not filterable. The Tokina 11-16 also looks great, trading off some of the Sigma's width for f/2.8 speed, and filter capability. These are the two I'd pick from. Do you need to use filters (Tokina)? Do you want the widest possible (Sigma) or the fastest (Tokina)?

I owned the Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 version when I shot DX, and it was generally a nice lens, I have no complaints about the files it produced (if empirically less sharper than the aforementioned lenses). Being that it is quite a bit cheaper, on the used market, than the top two lenses, it might be the "best" value lens out there if dollars are tight.
 
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If you plan on using it in low light, such as club photography, speed is much more important. I wouldn't trade mine for extra width.
 
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Ryan, I believe we have the same decorator.

nikon 12-24 is a stellar DX lens. It isn't the least expensive though, that's what people knock it for, price.
 
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Ryan, I believe we have the same decorator.

nikon 12-24 is a stellar DX lens. It isn't the least expensive though, that's what people knock it for, price.

Swedish flat-pack with a hint of lazy and dash of chaos? My favorite working environment. :tongue:
 
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I do! I would heartily recommend the Nikon 10-24 - best zoom range and great IQ!

The Tokina is nice, but suffers from too much flare, IMO. And I've never needed f/2.8 at the wide end, honestly.

Cheers

Mike
 
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