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debarshiduttagupta Registered since 07th Nov 2005Wed 16-Nov-05 06:21 AM
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"Buying a wideangle lens for my D50 and my F80"


Kolkata, IN
          

Dear Nikonians,

First of all my question is regarding buying a wideangle lens for my D50 and my F80. So I was not sure in which forum to post this question. Nikkor lenses , thrird party lenses of the D50 forun or the F80 Forum.

Anyway, I am looking for a wide angle lens to use with my D50 as well as my other 2 film bodies, the F80 and F75. I was thinking about the 18-70 for the D50 but I cant use that with my film bodies.

So can you please suggest some lenses (Sigma / Tamron or Nikkor) which I can use with the D50 and the F75 and F80. My budget is around 300$ which I guess takes the nikkor out of the equation.

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Debarshi



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16th Nov 2005
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16th Nov 2005
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18th Nov 2005
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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Wed 16-Nov-05 10:05 AM
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Paignton, GB
          

I'm not sure of prices in dollars, but here are three lenses you could consider:

Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D
Tamron SP 17-35mm f/2.8-4
Sigma EX DG 17-35mm f/2.8-4

If you want to go wider, the Sigma EX DG 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 would do it, but is more expensive.

All the above lenses work on film and DX digital bodies.

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

  

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debarshiduttagupta Registered since 07th Nov 2005Wed 16-Nov-05 10:13 AM
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Kolkata, IN
          

Thanks Brian. I will lokk thorugh the net to find out their prices. Another question, what happen when you use the 18-55 DG Dx on the F80 ?

Debarshi

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Wed 16-Nov-05 11:13 AM
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If the lens says DX in the name it will not work well on a film camera. DX means smaller circle of coverage.

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Aphex Registered since 30th Oct 2005Thu 17-Nov-05 02:27 PM
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In the case of Sigma it's DG and DC. DG means suited for digital because of special lens coatings for CCD reflection, but also usable for full frame sensors/film. DC is for APS-C sized sensors, which makes it the same as Nikons DX.

In your case, only look at the Sigma DG lenses, and not the DC.

  

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RMPierce Registered since 18th Nov 2005Fri 18-Nov-05 05:36 PM
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No brainer...buy the Nikon 18-35 ED. It is an excellent lens. The 17-35 f2.8 is better, but it is also four times more expensive and much bigger and heavier. I have taken some of my best shots with the 18-35. Last time I checked, it runs between $300-400 at B&H.

You could also consider a prime lens like the 20mm f2.8. This is a pro-caliber lens in terms of sharpness, contrast and distortion, and its very small and light to carry around in your pocket. I think it sells for about $300.

The DX lenses will vignette on a film body at all but the longer focal lengths, and the third party lenses are not as contrasty and don't control distortion as well as the two lenses I recommended above IMO.

One more thing - at the risk of starting a flame war, I'm betting that Nikon's next generation of DSLRs will be full-frame sensor based, starting with the D3???, and working back to the advanced amature bodies, so I'm not investing in any DX lenses for a while until I see if Nikon makes this leap.

RMP

  

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