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Nikon 16-85

widtink 3 406 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


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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 3 406 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 12:29PM
cheers Gareth its certainly a thought just not sure Tongue will check it out though
Chant57 Plus
9 395 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 3 406 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 1:26PM
mmm food for thought was gonna fund the 16-85 with the sigma Sad

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 3 406 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 1:49PM
Thanks Gareth will price the 35 mm . Valuable advice

Chant57 Plus
9 395 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 1:51PM
I can heartily recommend the 35mm 1.8 .
sitan1 7 805 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 3 406 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.
StuartAt Plus
10 1.1k 8 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 Plus
10 1.1k 8 England
24 Jan 2013 7:41PM
Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-S DX
discreetphoton 10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 8:51AM
Can we use the classified section for ads please?
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widtink 3 406 2 Scotland
25 Jan 2013 8:57AM
oops !

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