"nid help!!nikon 10-24mm or tokina 11-16 or tokina 12-24?"
I cant decide which one to buy..after reading the reviews of these three lenses..now i need your opinion my fellow member.I own a D5000 and thinking of getting D700 in the future..still saving though.lol..but soon.
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#1. "RE: nid help!!nikon 10-24mm or tokina 11-16 or tokina 12-24?" In response to Reply # 0
If you're interested in a lens that works now on your DX body and also covers the entire FX frame of a future D700, none of the above are what you're after. They all cover only the limited DX image circle.
The two lenses that you should be considering for both DX and FX use are the Nikon 14-24/f2.8 AFS ($1900) and the Sigma 12-24/f4-5.6 EX HSM ($800). The Nikkor is simply stunning in performance, but (a) it's not all that wide on DX and (b) geez, it's $1900. The Sigma is wide enough even on DX, and it's less than half the price, and even it is competent at a fully professional level. Both are large, bulky lenses that do not tolerate threaded filters. The difference between 12mm and 14mm (and even more so to 10mm) is considerable. 12mm on FX is just ridiculously wide, by the way.
Frankly, though, I'd advise getting a DX lens for now and worrying about the FX thing later. Especially if you were to buy a used DX lens now, you can't possibly be out much money, and you'll have something that really is better suited to your needs now. The Tokina 12-24 DX now comes with an internal focus motor to suit your D5000, so that's the one I'd recommend, since it's about half the price of the Nikon 10-24. Even the new 12-24's cost only about $500, so even if you sell it for $300 in a couple of years, it's not costing you much - and that's even if you really do pull the trigger on that FX upgrade.
_____ Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
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