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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 11:02 AM

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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GarethRobinson
24 Jan 2013 - 11:20 AM

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.

Last Modified By GarethRobinson at 24 Jan 2013 - 11:23 AM
widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 12:29 PM

cheers Gareth its certainly a thought just not sure Tongue will check it out though

Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8365 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 1:13 PM

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
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 1:26 PM

mmm food for thought was gonna fund the 16-85 with the sigma Sad

Rod

GarethRobinson
24 Jan 2013 - 1:31 PM

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.

Last Modified By GarethRobinson at 24 Jan 2013 - 1:32 PM
widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

Thanks Gareth will price the 35 mm . Valuable advice

Rod

Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8365 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 1:51 PM

I can heartily recommend the 35mm 1.8 .

sitan1
sitan1  5432 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 - 1:53 PM

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
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 1:56 PM

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

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 2:01 PM

Another recommendation for 35mm f1.8, you should get a excellent secondhand one for about 100.00, money very well spent imho.
David

StuartAt
StuartAt e2 Member 91029 forum postsStuartAt vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 3:11 PM

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
StuartAt e2 Member 91029 forum postsStuartAt vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:41 PM

Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-S DX

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25 Jan 2013 - 8:51 AM

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widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 8:57 AM

oops !

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