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Hoylake Registered since 16th Jan 2009Sat 17-Jan-09 01:47 PM
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"Wide Angle lens for D40"


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What's the best Wide angle, non-fisheye lens for my D40? I want to use it for interior shots of our real estate listings as well as landscape pix.

  

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MotoMannequin Moderator Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 11th Jan 2006Sat 17-Jan-09 03:08 PM
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There are several good ones, the most respected are these:
Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 ($900)
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 ($450)
Tokina 12-24mm f/4 II ($450)

Both the Sigma & Tokina are considered about as good as the Nikkor at half the price. The one I'd recommend is the Sigma 10-20 for its ability to go to 10mm (and it's what I personally use). There are now 2 versions of the Tokina, and only the newer (version II) will AF on D40.

Other interesting choices are Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 and Tamron 10-24 but AFAIK these don't AF on D40, but that's maybe not critical for wide angle.

There is a list of fully compatible AF lenses here:
http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=152&topic_id=13319&mesg_id=13319&page=

Larry - a Bay Area Nikonian
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CharlieS Registered since 29th Aug 2007Sat 17-Jan-09 10:55 PM
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The sigma 10-20 will focus on your D40 and does some pretty impressive images. (I shoot with a D80, and though i havnt shot any on the D40, my wife's used it on her 40 some.)
Here's a thread going in the 3rd party lens forum that has a few comments about the sigma.

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=157&topic_id=29151&mesg_id=29151&page=

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Sat 17-Jan-09 11:00 PM
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New Tamron is getting some impressive reviews.

I was going to get it but a friend sold me his never on a camera Sigma for a very good price. the Sigmas 10-20 is stunning

ledmun

  

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spanglerokapi Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2008Sun 18-Jan-09 12:11 PM
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The Sigma 10-20mm is a stunning lens is excellent value for money and has proved indespensible on my travels, buy it!

Andrew (Aylesbury UK)

  

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mtpenmaker Registered since 23rd Aug 2007Mon 19-Jan-09 01:40 AM
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I think you will find that most of the ultra-wides have their advocates and are all quite good, at least as long as you stick with Nikon, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina. The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is on my list because everything I've read indicates that it is the best of the third party ultra-wides and owners seem very pleased with it. I will trade away 1mm of focal length at the wide end for a faster, constant aperture lens. The longer end only being 16mm is also not a problem since my "normal" lens is a Tamron 17-50.

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