Lens Advice

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by sbutchin, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. sbutchin

    sbutchin

    315
    Mar 1, 2005
    NJ
    Some opinions please on what would be a good wide angle lens to use for group shots. I'm shooting with a d2h - mostly kids sports teams - sometimes there can be as many as 60 kids. thanks :smile:
     
  2. Francis

    Francis

    56
    May 7, 2005
    Belgium
    I bought the Tokina 12-24 f/4, cheaper then the Nikkor 12-24.
    I'm very glad with this lens and I use it a lot indoors too.
     
  3. I too take large group shots and have found that my 17-55mm does an excellent job. In addition to being a moderate wide angle it also has the ability to take single person images without getting right on top of the person. This lens is very sharp and focuses quickly. If you can afford this lens it would be my choice.
     
  4. You'll get all sorts of opinions. But unless you list your current lenses and define a budget, the answers will be in a vacuum, and we'll tend to recommend our personal favorites, some of which are obscenely expensive.

    I just browsed through your gallery, and you are doing very well with your current arsenal of glass :smile:.
     
  5. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    A note about your current glass collection would help. I find I can shoot just about anything with a three-lens outfit consisting of the 12-24, 28-70 and 70-200 VR lenses.
     
  6. sbutchin

    sbutchin

    315
    Mar 1, 2005
    NJ
    28-70,80-200, 120-300 - i think something like the 12-24 might do the trick - the 28-70 isn't bad, but i would like to get in tighter
     
  7. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    No brainer then. The 12-24 is the one you need. I have the 18-70 also, and while it is pretty decent optically, I always want to go wider.
     
  8. I picked up the 20/2.8D to complement my 28-70 and 80-200. But unless you find a good deal on a mint copy, it doesn't make a lot of sense, since the Tokina 12-24 sells for about the same price new.
     
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