Folks, i'm another who's getting closer and closer to picking up a D700. I have a reasonable selection of FX primes (currently have a D300) and the 24-70 will have to wait until the wallet recovers.
However I have nothing shorter than the 35mm F2, and can't afford any current wide angle lens (i can only dream about the 14-24!) I'm therefore thinking about a decent older lens, ideally AF (but MF would be ok too) to save cash for now.
I've only owned nikon for a few months so know nothing about the older film generation lenses. Any recommendations? I'd also consider a wide angle zoom but it would have to be cheap and so i'd imagine the quality would severely suffer.
Any recommendations? All nikon's affordable new wide angle lenses seem to be DX only.
#1. "RE: Wide angle primes for D700" | In response to Reply # 0robsb Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006Wed 18-Mar-09 03:31 PM
You can save a bunch of money by buying manual focus wide angle lens like either a 24 mm f/2.8 or 20 mm f/2.8. Since the older lenses are well built and have aperture rings you can even set the hyperfocal distance on the lens and most everyting will be in focus. If you have a bit more money a 17-35 f/2.8 AFS lens is also a good choice.
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#2. "RE: Wide angle primes for D700" | In response to Reply # 1markscamera Registered since 05th Aug 2006Thu 19-Mar-09 02:04 AM
If you can find one on eBay the Tokina AT-X Pro 20-35/2.8 is a pretty decent lens. When I picked it up while using my N90s I stopped using the primes of the same fl because I liked my Tokina so much. It also works very well with my D700.