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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
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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.
cheers Gareth its certainly a thought just not sure will check it out though
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.
mmm food for thought was gonna fund the 16-85 with the sigma
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.
Thanks Gareth will price the 35 mm . Valuable advice
I can heartily recommend the 35mm 1.8 .
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.
Aye Sitan that was my thoughts i actually thought that 16mm was wide enough for my needs therefore i could sacrifice the sigma but i seem to be in the minority lol
Another recommendation for 35mm f1.8, you should get a excellent secondhand one for about £100.00, money very well spent imho.
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.
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-S DX
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