Nikon wide angle lens wanted.

Started Nov 26, 2012 | Questions thread
Glen78
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Re: Nikon wide angle lens wanted.
In reply to Engandiyur, Nov 27, 2012

You have very limited options, assuming it has to be Nikon branded, full frame with autofocus and only 16-18mm. Besides what you mentioned in your post as being too expensive, the only other options I am aware of for full frame with AF are also expensive:

AF-S 17-35 f/2.8D (around $1000 used on eBay

AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D (around $650 used on eBay)

AF 18mm f/2.8D (around $850 used on eBay)

if you are willing to go to 20mm the AF 20mm f/2.8D will only set you back around $400.

There is also a 16mm f/2.8 fisheye (around $650 used on eBay)

If you are willing to go manual focus there is are a couple more under $1000:

AI-S 18 f/3.5 ($450 used)

and slightly wider (which I imagine is not a problem)

AI 15 f/5.6 ($600 used)

And if you are willing to break your Nikon only pledge I would strongly consider the Tokina 17 f/3.5 SL which sells used for $300. It is manual focus only but has very good image quality for the price.

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