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Jeremymwilson

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Hi everyone, new to the forum and first post...

I have a D90 and have been using the standard 18-105mm lens for a few years and now I want to get more specialised lenses. In particular, I'd like a recommendation on a good wide angle lens for outdoor shots. Assuming there are examples at low, medium and high quality/costs, please let me know which are the mid to high level lenses.

Thanks.

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Hello and welcome.

Assuming that you want to add an extra focal length range in the UWA, the Sigma 10-20/3.5 will probly be the best with your current D90 camera. I have been using it on the the D5100 and you may find some examples in the "weekly's best" threads.

Alternately you may check for the Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5, Nikon 16-80/2.8-4 or Tokina 11-20/2.8.

If it is to have an extra lens in preparing your path to a future fullframe camera, you may want to look for the Nikon 14-24/2.8 or Tamron 15-30/2.8. However these might not give their full benefit with your current camerabody.

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I can give a very hearty recommendation to the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. It may not have as wide a zoom range as some other offerings, but it's the only constant f/2.8 superwide zoom for DX cameras, it's very sharp, solidly built and has a very simple distortion profile (if such things are important to you).

 

No longer own mine as I went full frame, but I have shots taken with it from my DX time that I remain proud of.

 

3010048104_b7003b6e03_o.jpgDeception Pass Shadow by Leigh, on Flickr

 

2980443030_4039485190_o.jpgFrom a Kingdom by the Sea by Leigh, on Flickr



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Jeremymwilson

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Thanks for the replies. I'm leaning towards the Sigma 10-20 2.8 but will probably wait until Spring to get it. But I'm going to get the Nikon 50mm 1.8 in a few days so that I can make some portraits of my kids to send to the grandparents. Never used a prime lens before so looking forward to it.

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I can give a very hearty recommendation to the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. It may not have as wide a zoom range as some other offerings, but it's the only constant f/2.8 superwide zoom for DX cameras, it's very sharp, solidly built and has a very simple distortion profile (if such things are important to you).
 
No longer own mine as I went full frame, but I have shots taken with it from my DX time that I remain proud of.i am looking at this lens tokina 11 to 16 mm at the moment for my d300 how do you find it for flare as I can see a little bit in your photo.thanks.
 
3010048104_b7003b6e03_o.jpgDeception Pass Shadow by Leigh, on Flickr
 
2980443030_4039485190_o.jpgFrom a Kingdom by the Sea by Leigh, on Flickr







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