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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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Old 10-24-2021, 12:12 PM
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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!
That'll work.
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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 just upgraded to a D7500 from my D5100. i picked up their 16-80mm wide angle telephoto and i'm very pleased with it. unfortunately Nikon had discontinued this lens, but i picked up a factory refurbished which are still available.

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I have a fairly decent WA but couldn't find it when I went up to look, my daughter may have it. I think it was a 12mm F1.8.

Most of my photog was her equestrian or athletics. Spent thousands on equipment that just sits idle now.
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i just upgraded to a D7500 from my D5100. i picked up their 16-80mm wide angle telephoto and i'm very pleased with it. unfortunately Nikon had discontinued this lens, but i picked up a factory refurbished which are still available.

I use a D7500, like it a lot...


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I have a fairly decent WA but couldn't find it when I went up to look, my daughter may have it. I think it was a 12mm F1.8.

Most of my photog was her equestrian or athletics. Spent thousands on equipment that just sits idle now.
Go out and take some pictures...

Digital film is cheap! Roll film is not


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Go out and take some pictures...
Motivated by your pics a couple of month ago ago, I actually tried so I could show something. First time I'd picked it up in a year or more. Went to a park nearby, there was absolutely nothing interesting to shoot. Even the lake was depressing - it was private property donated to the county, with a sad looking house besides it.

No wildlife other than a random bug. No foliage other than weeds and bushes and pines.

That said, my "photos" library is on a 2nd drive as it has over 200,000 pics. My last two trips were to Italy and UK, I have over 4,000 from those two alone. I took over 500 pics of doors in Italy.

Shoot.. I thought I had them on Flickr but no more, don't know why I would have removed them. Anyway, what I do have is here https://www.flickr.com/photos/eflyguy/albums

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Shoot.. I thought I had them on Flickr but no more, don't know why I would have removed them. Anyway, what I do have is here https://www.flickr.com/photos/eflyguy/albums
Darn nice pictures..


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Thank you..

Here's one from the UK trip. The golden hour is such a nice time to shoot..
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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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Thank you..

Here's one from the UK trip. The golden hour is such a nice time to shoot..
Good planning and framing.
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