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Old 10-23-2021, 10:12 PM
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I'm a medium to long telephoto man.. BUT..I've just about decided to take the plunge into the wide angle arena.

My photos came out alright a few days ago going at 7mm up to 23mm with a Nikon P-1000.

Nikon, Tokina and Sigma all have 10-20mm lenses that won't break the bank.
Nikon has VR the others don't.
I'll be using it on a Nikon D7500.

What to buy? It'll take some searching... I'm starting to like this!


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Old 10-23-2021, 11:08 PM
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Back when my wife and I shot weddings I never used wide angle unless I just had to.
Back then wide angle could be slightly corrupted on the outer edge unless you could afford a zillion dollar lens.
I kinda miss the old film cameras.

You do have a good eye for content and framing.
Keep’em coming.
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I *LOVE* wide angle, I keep a Sigma 17-35 on one of my camera bodies at all times. And that's nowhere near what a sub-10 can do (assuming 35mm equivalents). One of my favorite tricks is to use a wide angle to photograph picture shy people - they don't dream that they're actually in the picture when the camera is pointed 45 degrees away from them!
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One of my favorite tricks is to use a wide angle to photograph picture shy people - they don't dream that they're actually in the picture when the camera is pointed 45 degrees away from them!
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I keep a 18-200 Sigma on a spare camera, that will have to do for now. Mrs. Cow has (Sigma) 17-70 on one of hers.

We bought 'em for 1/2 retail (used, excellent + condition) at KEH Camera.

I never thought I would like a wide lens but I was pleasantly surprised by last weeks photos.


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Nikon is sending me a 10-20mm lens, should have it Tues or Wed.


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I keep a 18-200 Sigma on a spare camera, that will have to do for now. Mrs. Cow has (Sigma) 17-70 on one of hers.
I'm a fan of those lenses as well. They live in my D7500 bag.

The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM (C) is a faster alternative to Nikon's 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and has a bit more reach. The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (C) is my alternative to Nikon's very good 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. I use it as my general purpose/walking around lens on the D7500.

When it comes to wide angle lenses, I've been quite happy with the Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR. I don't shoot a lot of landscape stuff but it's my go to lens when I do.

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welcome,

fwiw, to me, it will depend on what you want to do with your photos/cameras

i use my PnS camera to take gun photos to sell online and for my travels.

For my guns, its nice to have a somewhat wide angle but also macro.

For my travels, wide to tele is needed and maybe some macro. sometimes my wide is not wide enough and same for the tele.

and my last comment...there is an old saying....

"its better to have and not need, then to need and not have".

some people figure that out sooner and some later and some never at all. But you can also look at how far you made it without one too.
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I went to a close-in park to try out the 10-20mm lens.

The lens did good.

I think I'll keep it...


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