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Postby LynnB » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:45 pm

I'm looking into getting a wide angle lens but was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or useful insights (good and bad)?
Needs to be Nikon compatible.

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Postby tswinner » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:14 am

Are you using a full frame or cropped Nikon?
For cropped the Tokina 10-17 is my favorite lens.

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Postby smb2 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:16 am

If your camera has a Dx sensor, I too would give a strong vote for the Tokina 10-17 fisheye.
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Postby bvanant » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:33 am

LynnB wrote:I'm looking into getting a wide angle lens but was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or useful insights (good and bad)?
Needs to be Nikon compatible.

Thanks, L :)

Another vote for the Tokina 10-17 for UW use. For topside though, I would recommend the Nikon 10-24 which for many folks has a more pleasing look on topside photos where the strong fisheye effect of the Tok is not present.
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Postby scottg » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:03 pm

Is this primarily for topside or underwater, and what kind of subjects?

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Postby LynnB » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:31 pm

Thanks for the advice,
I have seen good 'marketing' reports about both those lenses so its nice to see users recommend them too.

Scott - I would say that most of the time I would be using the lens UW but it would be nice to still get decent shots topside.
I enjoy shooting 'reef-scapes' but don't get the desired results with my G9, I also want to be able to get good shots of larger pelagics. I have the Nikon 105 for macro so that base is covered.

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Postby scottg » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:02 pm

hey Lynn, the most popular wide-angle lens underwater is a fisheye, but for topside wide-angle most people use a rectilinear like the Nikon 10-24mm or the Sigma 10-20mm (which can also be used underwater)

Take a look at this link:
http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/fishe ... underwater

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