An ultra wide discussion without 14-24 or 16-35

Started Jul 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
Chas P
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Re: An ultra wide discussion without 14-24 or 16-35
In reply to Mach Schnell, Aug 7, 2012

Mach Schnell wrote:

Although I recently acquired the 16-35, my staple wide angle for the previous 3 years was the Nikon 18-35. It is a fine perfomer on my D700 and does not seem to get enough credit. It is also much smaller and lighter than all the other superwides. I am keeping it for that reason alone (great for backpacking).

The 18-35 was my first wide angle on my D700 and I liked it a lot - the small light build made it much easier to maneuver. I always regret parting with it - - same goes for all my lenses, but we move on!

Here are a few from a while back that I might hesitate to go for or not have the range for with my 12-24.. maybe.. The first 4 are all taken on the fly as it were, and the lens is supremely light and flickable, with fast enough focusing for my needs. The last was taken with the camera on a tripod hung out of the car and I'd be reluctant to try it with a heavy lens.

and there are a few more in a set here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8189967@N04/sets/72157628280174157/with/5780649711/

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