D7000 wide angle lens

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Questions thread
GlennW
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Re: D7000 wide angle lens
In reply to punman, Nov 10, 2012

I don't know what lenses you now own. If you have an 18 - something lens and rarely shoot at 18 you maybe don't need anything else. Some people buy ultrawide and then find they don't do the photography that takes advatage of that lens. I do mostly landscape and was using 18 mm a whole bunch and wishing for wider and more depth of field.

Thom Hogan writes this:

Many Nikon DX users had already picked the 18-200mm VR as their walkaround lens, partly because they were seduced by numbers. Quick question, which gives you more range: the 18-200mm or the 16-85mm? The answer might surprise you a bit. The 16-85mm has a horizontal angle of view range of 16 to 73 degrees, the 18-200mm has an angle of view range of 7 to 66 degrees. However, because the 18-200mm changes focal length so much at the long end when focused close, for many situations its angle of view is only 10 to 66 degrees, which is not looking a lot better than the 16-85mm. I personally value those extra 7 degrees at the wide end much more than the extra 6 to 9 degrees at the telephoto end--they make a more dramatic impact on my photography.

You may also prefer the 16-85 over a 18-200 or 18-something. That 2mm on the bottom does make a difference. Sharp lens for the whole range.

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