Wide angled mine field. Help.
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24-09-10, 08:29 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
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I am in a similar position with my D3000 from the advice i have been given on other sites for the money the Sigma 10-20mm is a very good lens to get.
Off topic slightly how do you find the 55-200 lens? Was thinking about getting the same for mine or maybe the newer 55-300.
I have the 55-200mm VR and for the money, its pretty good bang for the buck. Jessops are charging Â£230 for this lens. I bought mine, brand new from buyacamera.co.uk for Â£135!! I knew Jessops were a bit steep from time to time but I was gobsmacked when I saw the price difference!
Optically its not bad. Not as sharp as the 18-105mm VR which is surprisingly good for a kit lens. At 200mm I find it a bit soft, even when stopped down to f/10. I If I paid Â£230 for the 55-200mm VR, I think I'd be a bit disappointed but for Â£135, I'm not complaining. Its very lightweight, which is always a bonus when you are humping gear around. I only got the 55-200 because I wanted a lens with more pull but was cash strapped (still am lol).
The 70-300 VR is much better optically. If you have the cash, go for the 70-300VR or be patient and save up for a 70-200 f/2.8 VR (or equivalent). My Dad has one with a 1.4x teleconverter fitted. Staggeringly fast focussing lens and the IQ is fantastic. They go for around Â£1k second hand. The VR2 is out now and by all accounts is even better than the standard VR. With a price tag of Â£1500, it should be lol. I know I want one for Christmas!!
As for wide angle lenses, its a pity that your D60 has no focus motor on the body as the Tokina AT-X Pro 116 f/2.8 is a real belter of a lens. I want one of those too lol. Santa...... SANTAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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