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Wide angles on a budget

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WalkerBait69

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What could I get for between $250-$350??



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A Tokina 11-16/2.8 is only a bit over budget new, otherwise you will have to look at used in that range.

B&H Error

 

The Nikon AF-P 10-20 is within budget from B&H, but on the D7200 it is a hand-held lens only as you can't turn the VR off.

 

KEH do have some in stock.

https://www.keh.com/...0&price=200-400



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I thought that Nikon had released a firmware update for the D7200 back in the first part of the year to support 'P' lenses.

 

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Ron, the AF works really well with the firmware update, the problem is the lack of a VR button on the lens.


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How wide are you looking for? And are you averse to using manual focus? I have a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 that I really like (also sold as Samyang and Bower brands). It's pretty sharp, and the price is right (usually around $299). It's manual focus though, and not everyone enjoys that. It's also fixed focal length so it might not be as versatile as those Peter has mentioned. Just another possibility to consider...



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Peter: So, the firmware update didn't add a menu item or some such in the camera to disable VR?

 

Nicole has a good suggestion. I've toyed with getting one of those cheap superwides myself. And, personally, the lack of AF on a superwide would be unnoticeable to me. 

 

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Ron, here's what Nikon have to say about compatibility.

https://www.nikonimg...ed=1&lang=en_GB

The only thing 1.04 adds is a tweak to the time zone settings, so no new menu item for the lack of switches :(.



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The Samyang/Rokinon etc 14 is a good lens, but it is only moderately wide on DX. When I have used my 14-24 on DX, I often want just a bit wider. OTOH, we survived without anything wider than the 20-35 or the 20 mm primes for very many years in the film era.



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I'll make you a deal on one of these... TAMRON | 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD

 

Like new in box (shortly after I bought it I switched to M43), $350 +shipping.

 

IMHO, best ultrawide for DX (or I wouldn't have bought it in the first place). (c;



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The Samyang/Rokinon etc 14 is a good lens, but it is only moderately wide on DX. When I have used my 14-24 on DX, I often want just a bit wider. OTOH, we survived without anything wider than the 20-35 or the 20 mm primes for very many years in the film era.

 

This is true. They also make a 12mm designed specifically for DX cameras.



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This is true. They also make a 12mm designed specifically for DX cameras.

Isn't the 12 the FX fish? I think the DX wide is a 10 mm. The 10 seems to be a bit outside budget.



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does he want wide angle or ultra wide angle lens. could get 35mm wide angle lens for under $200 for dx version. other then that not sure if wants tele-zoom wide to ultra wide lens or prime wide to ultra wide lens one. 



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Fallout, a 35 is a normal lens on DX.



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Isn't the 12 the FX fish? I think the DX wide is a 10 mm. The 10 seems to be a bit outside budget.

 

There is two. A 12mm DX rectilinear and 12mm FX Fisheye



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Isn't the 12 DX only for mirrorless bodies?