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Old Jun 3, 2010, 1:50 AM   #1
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We have a D90 with 16-85 lens which we are enjoying using for a large variety of photography. Now seeking help with recommendations for a wide angle lens for landscapes eg vineyards, seascapes etc. We have heard that the Sigma 10-20 is good. We don't know what the difference is between the F/4-5.6 and F/3.5 so would appreciate enlightenment!
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Old Jun 3, 2010, 2:57 AM   #2
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tokina 11-16mm 2.8 is another good lens.

The low the number the brighter the lens is with wider aperture opening. f4-5.6 mean at the widest angle say 10mm you have a max opening aperture of f4 and at the longest range of 20mm it is stop down to f5.6. A lens with as only one number like 3.5 or 2.8 means that the lens will give you the max aperture no matter where the zoom is at.

lower the F number, the better it is for low light shooting as you can get better shutter speeds for hand held shots and it will also let you do more shallow dof work.
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tokina 11-16mm 2.8 is another good lens.

The low the number the brighter the lens is with wider aperture opening. f4-5.6 mean at the widest angle say 10mm you have a max opening aperture of f4 and at the longest range of 20mm it is stop down to f5.6. A lens with as only one number like 3.5 or 2.8 means that the lens will give you the max aperture no matter where the zoom is at.

lower the F number, the better it is for low light shooting as you can get better shutter speeds for hand held shots and it will also let you do more shallow dof work.
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Cheers guys. I forgot to mention that we would like the lens to be able to operate on automatic as well as manual setting.
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Just put your d90 into program, and it will select the aperture settings with any of the current wide angle lenses.
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Thanks everyone for your knowledge. Much appreciated. Lyn
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 2:45 PM   #7
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I had a Sigma 10 - 20 didn't like it at all sold it on the bay and bought the Nikon 10-24 and I love this lens very sharp not soft like the Sigma. :-)
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