I am debating how to best get wide angle shots with a d1x. I am selling off and redoing my lenses. I currently use a Tokina 20-35 f2.8 but I am looking at a couple options;
1. Nikon 14mm f2.8 and Nikon 18-35 zoom
2. Nikon 17-35 AF-S
I will compliment these lenses with a 28-105, 80-200 f2.8, 300mm f2.8.
Which way do you think is better? Why?
#1. "RE: wide angle question with D1x" | In response to Reply # 0genec57 Basic MemberSat 02-Nov-02 02:32 PM
I presently have the 17-35f2.8 Nikkor, The 24-120 Nikkor, and the 80-200.
The 14mm Nikkor is at the top of my wish list followed closely by the new 70-200f2.8 AF-S VR.
I have checked into several in the 14mm size and all seem to have serious flare problems except for the Nikon. Though the 14mm is expensive it is the only real choice for me.
#2. "RE: wide angle question with D1x" | In response to Reply # 0AIRSCRIBE Registered since 03rd Aug 2002Mon 04-Nov-02 06:16 PM
I'm using: 14mm/f2.8; 17-35/f2.8 AF-S; 28-70/f2.8 AF-S; an old, original 80-200/f2.8 ED-AF; an 85/1.8 ED-AF; a 28/2.0 AF; and a 300/f4.0 ED-AF...the only ones I'm thinking about ditching are the 28 and the 85 primes...the 28-70 and 80-200 are so sharp that I seldom go to the trouble to pull out the 85; and the two short zooms are sharper than the 28...so...
So go with the 17 -- it does really well giving me the coverage that spoiled me using my old 20/f2.8 manual -- one that's about to go up for sale with a bunch of film cameras I'll never again use.
#3. "RE: wide angle question with D1x" | In response to Reply # 2GrtDay Registered since 09th Nov 2002Sat 09-Nov-02 01:54 AM
I have the 17-35 and the 14.
Since converting to Digital, the 17 didn't do it for me. The 14 is wonderful but still looking for something wider.
I use the 17-35 as my standard lens now and always carry the 14.
I say, Go for both!
As always, please have a Great Day!
#4. "RE: wide angle question with D1x" | In response to Reply # 0
Unless you need the ruggedness or speed of the 17-35 AF-S, I'd recommend the 18-35. It is a lot cheaper and produces fantastic photos. True, it has a bit more distortion than the 17-35, but this is hardly noticeable on a DSLR because of the cropping that occurs (in comparison to a 35mm frame size). I think my 18-35 is a gem.