Nikon D90 compatiable wide angle lens recommendation
Nikon D90 compatiable wide angle len(8 posts) (8 voices)
Mine are the 10.5mm f2.8 fisheye, the 12-24mm fisheye, the 18-70mm and 16-35mm are pretty good lenses but my personal faves are the 17-55mm f2.8 Dx and it's fx brother the 17-35mm f2.8... Primes like the 28mm or 14mm work very well too.
I personally use the 17-35mm f2.8, 18-70mm F3.5-4.5 and 10.5mm f2.8.
You might wanna search the threads before asking as this is a common question...
Tokina 12-24/4 works for me with D90. Only problem is that I don't really know how to really use well UWA ;)
With Tokina the resolution is really good on f5.6, only problem is CA with this lens.
I recommend the Tokina 11-16 2.8 for about $650USD.
Sure the range isn't that large, but it is a heck-of-a good lens, IMO, and others'. I treat it like a prime, usually set to... 11.
I use it with ease on my D40, so I'd imagine it will work well (and will be better balanced) with your D90, plus it will autofocus (doesn't on the D40).
People seem to like the Sigma 10-20 also (there are two offerings in this range a 3.5 and one that doesn't have a constant aperture). Costs about 400-500.
I'd look on the forum a bit more too, as I think this question (DX wides) has been addressed before. Of course, I'm talking about "ultra-wides" here...
I really like my Tokina 11-16 2.8. The color rendition is surprising. I do find focus to not be consistently accurate on the first try. I like using it for D-Movie when at a party or something when you are making your way through a crowd. I set to 16mm so the barrel distortion is minimal for movies, but otherwise it is at 11mm for those exotic barrel distorted shots. Wider max aperture and better built than the $900 Nikkor equivalents.
Here's another vote for the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8. I don't recall setting mine any wider than 11mm.
tokina 11-16...sharp very sharp.
Perhaps I'm just lucky, but my Sigma 10-20 4-5.6 is really great. That's in direct comparison to a Nikkor 12-24/4, which I also own. Similar optical performance. The Sigma is much smoother both zoom and focus - that observation is from owning both lenses new from day one. Either one works for me.
The Nikkor 10.5DX is a wonderful little lens especially considering it's size and speed. And it surprises me how the fisheye starts to look very "natural" (for lack of a better word) when there are no straight lines in the photo out in the field. Hard to describe. Try one for fun times!
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