Which lenses for Israel?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by blessedLens, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. blessedLens

    blessedLens

    80
    Apr 20, 2007
    Maryland
    I will be going on a trip to Israel for a week at the end of May.

    I've only been shooting since January so I'm still a newbie pretty much. I have a D50, Tamron 28-75 2.8, Tamron 70-300. I'm a poor college student so I really can't afford Nikon lenses at this time unfortunately.

    If you were going to Israel, what kind of lenses (focal length, f/ ) would you bring for sure if you were limited to only 3?

    I am thinking I'll need a wide angle lens and am considering a sigma or tokina (10-20, 12-24). What do you think?

    Also been wanting a Nikon 50mm 1.8D. Do you think I would use that a lot in Israel even though I have that focal length covered with my Tamron ? (I understand it would be sharper but still..?)

    Thank you for any input.
     
  2. jaleel

    jaleel

    90
    Apr 3, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    i would definitely get the 10-20 or 12-24 and pack the 50 1.8 if you have room and are doing a lot of night shooting..

    when i went to the UK recently i only brought my tokina 12-24 and 18-200VR and was totally fine
     
  3. blessedLens

    blessedLens

    80
    Apr 20, 2007
    Maryland


    how do you like the tokina 12-24? how's its performance?
     
  4. jaleel

    jaleel

    90
    Apr 3, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    i haven't used a sigma to compare but i enjoyed shooting landscapes with it.. my copy is pretty sharp even at f/4

    the only advice i would give is to not use a filter since it tends to vignette at 12mm
     
  5. blessedLens

    blessedLens

    80
    Apr 20, 2007
    Maryland
    cool cool. thanks.
     
  6. I'd want a water-cooled .50, but they don't take very good pictures. ;-)
     
  7. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    no prob if u use a "thin" filter
     
  8. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    best to use what u r already familiar with...take that 28-75 and maybe add a 50 1.8 (which u should really have anyway) and u will be fine...;-)
     
  9. blessedLens

    blessedLens

    80
    Apr 20, 2007
    Maryland


    yea sounds good. how do you like your tokina?
     
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  11. weiran

    weiran

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    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    The Tokina 12-24 is the best out of the bunch of ultrawides for sharpness and image quality, you may appreciate the extra 2mm wideness of the Sigma, but it's corner sharpness is pretty poor at the extremes. Infact the Tokina is the one I'd have if I didn't get a great deal on the Nikkor, which are pretty much optically identical.

    What I would do is sell your Tamron 28-75 and get the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, you'll probably find it's wide enough and offers great IQ and a better range for DX sensors.
     
  12. Cope

    Cope

    Apr 5, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    Fwiw

    A KM 7D shooter in Ariel, Israel has stated that now that he has his 18-250 Tamron, it will be glued to his camera. I have the28-75, and had a 17-35 for my KM 7D. It's hard to say which approach to take. If you have a 17-55, you need the 70-200 for longer shots. If you have the 17-55 AND the 28-70, you can probably forego the longer lens. I am speaking Tamron here and not Nikon.
     
  13. blessedLens

    blessedLens

    80
    Apr 20, 2007
    Maryland
    weiran...now you got me thinking if i should've gotten the 17-50 instead of my 28-75. i love the 28-75...but i did check most of my photos with it and majority are in the 17-50 focal length. if i would try to sell the 28-75 and get the 17-50 i'd take a decent hit so i am thinking of just keeping it and saving up for the tokina...
     
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