Help needed with 18-55 on D5100

Started Aug 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
BlueJakester
BlueJakester Senior Member • Posts: 2,191
Re: Help needed with 18-55 on D5100

msstella wrote:

BlueJakester wrote:

The 18-55 kit lens is not worth using, IMO. It's just not sharp enough. You would be much better off with the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 prime for $200, and let your feet do the zooming.

Thanks BlueJakester. I have that lens and it is a great lens. Sometimes it is just not wide enough and no funds for high priced wide angle that I will not use often.

I can relate to the expense of lenses. Thus far I've been successful in having a 3 lens kit with my D5200. I have the Nikon 70-300 VR, 35 f/1.8 and a Sigma 10-20 wide angle. Surprisingly I use the Sigma much more than I had anticipated I would. The following two photos were taken with the Sigma and I'm very satisfied with the IQ for a $430 lens. Click on the images to enlarge for a better view:

I added the vignetting to this image, that's not from the lens.

 BlueJakester's gear list:BlueJakester's gear list
Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C Rokinon 8mm F2.8 UMC Aspherical Fisheye +2 more
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