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JSDYKSTRA Aug 12, 2007 12:45 AM

I'm looking for a great, high-quality, low aperture, 20-28mm landscape lens for my Nikon D50. Are there any options for $449.99 or less?

Mark1616 Aug 12, 2007 6:22 PM

Depending on what you are calling a landscape lens I will make a couple of suggestions. I've seen great work at 10mm and also at over 100mm when shooting landscape but let's assume we are looking for a mid range and for this a lens starting at 16,17 or 18mm is where I would look. On the long end then the more the merrier without going to the extreme as in general (but not always) the more the zoom range the lower the results overall.

Another question would be what lenses you have already asyou might not be gaining anything extra by changing?!

I would consider the following 2 as starters.

Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC $390

Sigma 10-20mm $500

You can check out reviews at http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/index.html



JSDYKSTRA Aug 12, 2007 10:17 PM

I have a cheap kit lens that came with my Nikon D50 (18-55mm), and also a Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR lens.

Mark1616 Aug 13, 2007 3:30 AM

Although the kit lens has it's drawbacks at f8 it is really quite strong so for all round shooting and landscapes (where you stop down anyway) you are not sitting in a bad position.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"The Sigma 17-70 is stronger but only you can answer if it is worth making the change for what you want. The 10-20 might add another string to the bow although I don't use mine much for landscapes rather I use it for extreme sports and architecture where I'm limited in how far I can get away from the subject.

gaida Aug 24, 2007 1:48 PM

my money is on the Sigma 10-20 HSM ( new release) or the Tamron 17-50 F/2.8

musket Aug 24, 2007 3:10 PM

I would go for the Tokina 12-24mm

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digi...comparison.htm

.............................musket

gaida Aug 24, 2007 5:45 PM

The tokina is a very good choice if you don't mind that its longer, 2mm at the wide end make a big big difference. the sigma i have suffers no build quality issues or noise at all. Its completely quiet and very sharp. Not as sharp as my Tamron 17-50 but few lens are

v12 Sep 8, 2007 1:02 AM

musket wrote:
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I would go for the Tokina 12-24mm

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digi...comparison.htm

.............................musket
I bought this lens too and its OUTSTANDING

Bob Nichol Sep 8, 2007 7:20 PM

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I am very pleased with the results from my Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC on my Nikon D70s. Here is an interior shot where you can see all four walls!



musket Sep 10, 2007 8:19 AM

Bob Nichol wrote:
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I am very pleased with the results from my Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC on my Nikon D70s. Here is an interior shot where you can see all four walls!


A really good shot as well. :roll:......:cool:......musket


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