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Old Jul 23, 2008, 2:31 PM   #1
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I'm looking to widen the angle of some of my lenses, but not sure on what to get. I have a Sigma 70-200 f2.8, noikon 35-135 3.5-4.5, Nikon 50mm 1.8 . I see wide angle lenses ,attachments, etc.. Not sure?



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Old Jul 23, 2008, 3:32 PM   #2
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I would get a dedicated lens. Add on lenses tend to be of poor quality, and even the best ones can't compare to a true wide angle lens. The question is how wide do you need?? You current lenses aren't even close to wide, so even grabbing on of the 18-55, or 18-70 kit lenses will get you nearly twice as wide as you currently can go. Or you could go even wider with the Sigma 10-20 (my ultrawide angle lens) or the tokina 11-16. Both a good values for the price. Nikons ultrawides are a bit better, but significantly more expensive.
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 3:46 PM   #3
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I agree with rjseeney(Hey, there's a first time for everything. [suB]:-)[/suB]) that you should get a dedicated wide angle lens, and the kit lens wouldn't be a bad choice. But I notice that the lenses you have are relatively large aperture lenses, so you might not be happy with the kit; it gets pretty dim pretty fast.

I have the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and am very happy with it.
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 4:59 PM   #4
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I agree with rjseeney (Hey, there's a first time for everything. [sub]:-)[/sub])
The world is now spinning off its axis and pigs can be seen flying over the city. :lol:

The lens TC mentions is a pretty good choice too. Sigma also has some f2.8 wide angles available at comparable costs, although there is some sample variance, and their overall quality is probably not as good. Bottom line, is there are lots of choices in lenses, all of which are better than an add on.
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 9:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips. I'm going to go the seperate lens route. I thought that would probably be the smartest choice, just wanted some reassirance.

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