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greshaki Registered since 09th Oct 2007Thu 14-Feb-08 04:58 AM
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"Wide angle primes, are there any?"


Perth, AU
          

Are there such things as wide angle primes that will fit on my D40x? If there are, I know they wont focus but are there any that will meter? 10mm would be awesome, but Id be interested in anything 14mm or less

  

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MotoMannequin Moderator Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 11th Jan 2006Thu 14-Feb-08 06:21 AM
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#1. "RE: Wide angle primes, are there any?"
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With the exception of the 10.5mm DX fisheye, you're pretty much out of luck. There is the Nikkor 14mm f/2.8 which is very pricey ($1400) and it was a great lens on film, it isn't so good on digital.

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greshaki Registered since 09th Oct 2007Thu 14-Feb-08 09:41 AM
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Perth, AU
          

whoa. Well that's not happening, I was looking for a cheaper alternative to the sigma 10-20mm Thanks for repying

This is just in passing, but Ive seen shots from the sigma at 10mm, why does that have a fairly normal perspective yet the 10.5mm nikon is so fishy?

  

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Because the Sigma is a rectilinear lens, which renders the perspectives in straight lines. The Nikon is, well, a fisheye, so it will be fishy. Note: Using Capture NX, you can "de-fish" 10.5mm RAW photos, but the perspective distortion remains; it's not a true rectilinear conversion.

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#4. "RE: Wide angle primes, are there any?"
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For full compatibility of Auto Focusing, you need AF-S lenses with integrated Silent Wave AF engine in a D40x.

There are no prime AF-S Wide angle lenses.

The shortest focal lenght in a AF-S prime is the new AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED

The alternative are zooms, like the 14-24mm f/G AF-S DX

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#5. "RE: Wide angle primes, are there any?"
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Maybe not quite short enough for you but there is a 16mm f2.8 which is quite good.

Second hand ones go for about UK£450 in good condition...

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#6. "RE: Wide angle primes, are there any?"
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Richmond, US
          

Well, the OP specified shorter than 14mm, but even so, the 16mm is a fisheye, which also is likely not what he was after. Especially since the 16mm fisheye is not a DX, so it's really kind of a half-breed when used on a DX camera. You get a lot of distortion, obviously present and not a rectilinear lens, but it's not generally enough to really make a strong fisheye statement.

And finally, the 16/f2.8 isn't an AFS lens, so it does not AF on the D40.

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#7. "RE: Wide angle primes, are there any?"
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Fri 15-Feb-08 08:18 AM by blw

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Incidently, while we're on the subject of fisheyes, Sigma have not one but TWO that meter and AF on the D40: the 10mm/f2.8 rectangular fisheye and the 4.5mm/f2.8 circular fisheye, both brand new.

However, as above, these are fisheyes, and they probably aren't what most people think of as a "wide angle prime" even though technically that's what they are. They are both considerably more expensive than the Sigma 10-20, too.

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greshaki Registered since 09th Oct 2007Sat 16-Feb-08 02:16 PM
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#8. "RE: Wide angle primes, are there any?"
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Perth, AU
          

Thanks very much for the info everyone, looks like the sigma 10-20mm is the cheapest option if I want to take wide angle shots

  

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Martin Joergensen Registered since 16th Sep 2007Sun 17-Feb-08 02:24 PM
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#9. "RE: Wide angle primes, are there any?"
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greshaki,

I bought a used D40 recently and have been having a lot of fun with my Sigma 10-20 mounted on it. It's a very sweet combo! I have used it a lot in spite of having a D200 as my main body.

A couple of examples:




I would love to have an even more compact and maybe brighter wideangle, but we both seem to be out of luck in that respect. But the 10-20 is a gem and does it for me for now.

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greshaki Registered since 09th Oct 2007Mon 18-Feb-08 07:34 AM
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#10. "RE: Wide angle primes, are there any?"
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Perth, AU
          

I love that first one Martin! It just seems to be the best settup for awesome landscape shots. Nnggh too much want!

  

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