D7000 lens advice

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  1. chrism_scotland

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    Looking for a little lens advise! Only one I have is the 35 1.8G and will probably add the 50 1.8G as well but just wondering what I should be looking at wider?

    Possibly thinking about another wider prime perhaps in the 20-24mm range and then adding an UWA lens for when I need it (8-16, 10-20 or 11-16?)

    UWA I'm happy with and would possibly go for the cheapest Sigma 10-20 as I've had a adele on other bodies but in regards to a prime in the 20-24 range which one is worth buying?
     
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    budget for the 20-24?, and near enough everyone will recommend the 11-16 for the uwa, faster and great optics fwih, although it doesn't have hsm, the one advantage of the sigma, asides from the extra zoom range.
     
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    Chris, if a second-hand Sigma 8-16mm comes up, just buy it! The Sigma 10-20mm was good, the 8-16mm is excellent.
     
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    8-16 cant use filters?
     
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    So?

    That's what rubber bands are for.
     
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    You don't use rubber bands and blu-tack to hold your filters on?
     
  8. chrism_scotland

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    I have always fancied the 8-16 and it does seem to go relatively cheap used filters are a pain but ice seen some workarounds.
     
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    No, I find the way they are intended to be used better, that must be for those kind of people that make bits for their flashes out of pringles tubes :D
     
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    I made a ring-flash from kitchen foil and microwaveable bowl. A few bits of rubber band doesn't scare me. :D
     
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    :laugh:

    I found a pic of you.....

    [​IMG]
     
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    That cat looks like, "please God, make it stop"....
     
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    :rotfl:
     
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    I went for the 8-16 at the time, whilst trying out all the others in the shop. Got it from SRS Microsystems. I wanted something that really does go wide.....

    I must admit, I don't think I really am a wide shooter as I haven't used it a lot at all...But a nice lens regardless...
     
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    :devil:Make him an offer Chris! Do it! Do it NOW!
     
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    Instead of a prime plus a wide zoom, have you thought about the Nikon 12-24mm f4 AFS DX ? Can be bought 2nd hand for around £500 now and would complement the 35 f1.8 and 50 f1.8 well.
    There really are no DX specific wide primes.
     

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