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    by vlt87kal » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:31 am

    hey guys im looking at getting a lense to xmas, preferable for landscapes, car photography, i now only have kit lense 18-55mm and 55-200mm for my d5000, what lens do u recommend? wide angle?? my budget would be $500 ish.......
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    by sclater29 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:32 am

    I shoot a 16-35 on my full frame Canon works well and a good range in think thevequivalent 1.5 crop would be like 10-20 I believe in buying the best glass you can at the time so if you can't pick up nikon glass maybe try sigma check this website out I found for real user reviews http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/
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    by LOZ » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:21 am

    $500 ????? = sigma 10-20
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    by JazzXP » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:22 am

    I'd suggest the Tokina 12-24 f/4. Just make sure you get the second version (which I've linked) rather than the first version (which I got) which doesn't autofocus on a D5000.
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    by Remorhaz » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:25 pm

    JazzXP wrote:I'd suggest the Tokina 12-24 f/4. Just make sure you get the second version (which I've linked) rather than the first version (which I got) which doesn't autofocus on a D5000.


    +1 the Tokina 12-24 (which I have on my D7000) or the Tokina 11-16 (depending on whether wider is your primary motivation, or speed (f/4.0 vs f/2.8 ) or zoom range flexibility (the extra 16-24mm (24-36mm equiv) is pretty handy)
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    by Banjo » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:27 pm

    Would the Nikon 10 24 lens be OK?
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    by JazzXP » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:36 pm

    Remorhaz wrote:
    JazzXP wrote:I'd suggest the Tokina 12-24 f/4. Just make sure you get the second version (which I've linked) rather than the first version (which I got) which doesn't autofocus on a D5000.


    +1 the Tokina 12-24 (which I have on my D7000) or the Tokina 11-16 (depending on whether wider is your primary motivation, or speed (f/4.0 vs f/2.8 ) or zoom range flexibility (the extra 16-24mm (24-36mm equiv) is pretty handy)

    I'd suggest the 11-16, but it won't autofocus on the d5000
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    by vlt87kal » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:41 pm

    jazzxp, the link u sent is that the proce 509 for just the lens no lens caps, or anything else included mate?? do u buy from the site>?
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    by JazzXP » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:16 pm

    vlt87kal wrote:jazzxp, the link u sent is that the proce 509 for just the lens no lens caps, or anything else included mate?? do u buy from the site>?

    Nah, that's the whole lot. Box and all. I haven't bought the Tokina from there (I got mine while in Singapore, which is why I ended up with the wrong one). But I did buy my 70-200 f/2.8 from them (I've also bough two s90's from there too). Didn't have any issues.

    I have heard that they can be a bit dodgy on warranty issues though, so it may be worthwhile buying the Mack third party warranty.

    They're a grey importer (importing from Hong Kong). I think they're all pretty much as dodgy as each other, haha.
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    by vlt87kal » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:20 pm

    ok thanks mate il look into it youtube cheers
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    by Busiboy » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:20 am

    You can always take 3 or 4 portrait orientated shots and stitch them together in PS.

    You'll have more data so a bigger print, I think there is a misconception that we must always have some ultra wide lens to try and get the whole landscape in when most really good shots actually focus on a portion and the most interesting part.

    The use of Ultra wides and wides for mine is when you physically can't get far enough back to capture a scene, ie you want to capture a tall building and are jammed up against the building on the other side of the street.

    Just some thoughts before you go lay down some hard earned on a new lens you may not get what you want from it.
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    by vlt87kal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:41 pm

    i only have ps elements 9 how is the stitching in that do u no?? ive never been good at PS so ive never tryed, but u make a good point
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    by K1W1 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:27 pm

    vlt87kal wrote:i only have ps elements 9 how is the stitching in that do u no?? ive never been good at PS so ive never tryed, but u make a good point


    Download Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE). It's free and it's not only the best software Microsoft make but it's also the best panorama stitching software you can get at any price.

    This is an 18 shot hand held vertical pano stitched in ICE. No other software I tried was able to come close to resolving the confusion of branches at the top of the tree.

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    BTW. It was shot with a D50 fitted with a 16-85VR lens set a 35mm and I was standing maybe 3-4 metres from the base of the tree.
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    by vlt87kal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:55 pm

    that looks like my kinda program mate haha any links were i can get it mate
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    by K1W1 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:56 am

    vlt87kal wrote:that looks like my kinda program mate haha any links were i can get it mate


    Ever heard of Google?
    Really I'm not your nanny and whilst I'm happy to answer reasonable questions that one is showing absolute and total laziness on your part so I have no inclination to help in this case.

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