I have a D90 (in the mail) and I would like to take pictures of interesting architecture, landscapes, groups of people, cars, etc. I would like to venture off into the wide-angle zone with my D90 but I'm not too sure how long I should wait. So far as I know, there will be two new lenses coming out sometime in May. I would like to make a purchase ASAP, but I am willing to wait if the time waiting is for a great product. Has anyone here heard when the 2 below lenses will be hitting the stores other than the "sometime in the summer" or "May" forecasts that I've been reading about?
1.) Nikon's new 10-24 3.5-4.5 ($899)
2.) Sigma's new 10-20 3.5 ($ TBA)
3.) Tokina's 11-17 2.8 ($599-backorder-in $799 in stock)
I've been quite impressed with the pictures & reviews of the Tonika lens, but do you think it will offer better IQ and speed advantage to compensate for the minimal range? The inflated price of the Tokina is quite ridiculous right now, and I bet the retailers are just exploiting the limited inventory numbers until the May orders are delivered.
I'm interested in spending $$$.$$ for quality, but unfortunately, I cannot now afford > $ 1,000 for a Nikon 17-35 2.8 or 14-24.
This type of question seems to be common on the internet photography/lens forums, but I'd like to thank you all in advance for your input.
FWIW, I bought the D90 body w/o the kit lens and I have a 35mm 1.8 on backorder right now, hence, when the mail man comes tomorrow and drops of the new SLR, I'm going to have to take pretend pictures till I can get this lens predicament figured out. :-(