Nikon wide angle lens wanted.

Started Nov 26, 2012 | Questions thread
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Glen78 Contributing Member • Posts: 899
Re: Nikon wide angle lens wanted.

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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Nikon D600 Nikon D5500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR +9 more
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