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Nikon 16-85


widtink e2
2 406 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 11:02AM
Hi everyone iam thinking about buying this lens for my D7000 to replace the sigma 10-20 i have. The sigma is a great lens but i think the 16-85 will serve me better as a general all purpose lens. I generally do landscapes hence the siggy but also getting into street photography and a wee bit of more glamour type at the local pole dancing studio.What do you think (my only other lens is a nifty fifty). Panamoz are competitive but i have never used them. Thanks

Rod

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24 Jan 2013 11:20AM
Have a look at the nikon 35mm 1.8g it may do what is needed, along with the 50mm, if you don't mind changing lenses and try keep the 10-20mm.
widtink e2
2 406 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 12:29PM
cheers Gareth its certainly a thought just not sure Tongue will check it out though
Chant57 e2
8 391 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 1:13PM
I have the Nikon 16-85VR and it is a good versatile walkabout lens. If you do a lot of landscape work, I'd seriously consider keeping the sigma 10-20 as I think you'd regret not having something wider than 16mm.
widtink e2
2 406 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 1:26PM
mmm food for thought was gonna fund the 16-85 with the sigma Sad

Rod
24 Jan 2013 1:31PM
bad move selling the sigma i think, hence i suggested the 35mm 1.8g and using the 50mm. To me that is a nice dx line up for what you photograph.
widtink e2
2 406 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 1:49PM
Thanks Gareth will price the 35 mm . Valuable advice

Rod
Chant57 e2
8 391 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 1:51PM
I can heartily recommend the 35mm 1.8 .
sitan1 e2
6 565 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 1:53PM
I have both the sigma 10-20 and Nikon 16-85 and I couldn't part with either as they both have there strengths.
The Nikon will offer better quality but the wideness of the 10-20 can't be beat.
try and pack both in your bag if you can but if it comes to the crunch the Nikon will offer more versatility with the extra zoom and VRII.
widtink e2
2 406 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 1:56PM
WinkAye Sitan that was my thoughts i actually thought that 16mm was wide enough for my needs therefore i could sacrifice the sigma Smile but i seem to be in the minority lolSad
24 Jan 2013 2:01PM
Another recommendation for 35mm f1.8, you should get a excellent secondhand one for about 100.00, money very well spent imho.
David
StuartAt e2
10 1.0k 6 England
24 Jan 2013 3:11PM
Another option would be the Nikon 18-70 which was sold as the kit lens with the D70 (and you would be able to get hold of reasonably cheaply). I still use mine regularly on my D300 and feel it is very underrated.
StuartAt e2
10 1.0k 6 England
24 Jan 2013 7:41PM
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-S DX
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 8:51AM
Can we use the classified section for ads please?
References removed.
widtink e2
2 406 2 Scotland
25 Jan 2013 8:57AM
oops !

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