Wide angle lens for Nikon d700 for capturing Indoor/Outdoor children activities

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Wide angle lens for Nikon d700 for capturing Indoor/Outdoor children activities
3 months ago

Hi,

I have just bought a pre-owned D700 camera with a Nikkor 28-80 lens.

Am using the camera mainly to capture children's birthday parties and other indoor/outdoor activities.

While the Nikkor 28-80 lens suits most situations there are number of instances, especially in tight places, where I cannot capture group photos properly.

Would love to own one of the following lens:

  • Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR AF-S
  • Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S

However, these are out of my budget.

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens is something that I can work with.

Question:

1. Are images sharp without fringes at the extremes?

2. Do Tamron, Sigma or Tokina make good quality lens that produce sharp images comparable to the Nikkors. E.g. Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon

(I understand "you get what you pay for" however I am looking at value for money as I don't have a big budget to play with)

Thank you for your time and help.

Nikon D700
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