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you also can't use filters or a traditional lens cap with the 14-24, it has a crazy bulbous front element.

imo, the 10-24 is probably the best uwa for your camera (it's wider). but if you can get the 14-24 f/2.8 go for it, i don't think you'll regret it later.
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Alright thanks guys. I'm going for the 14-24, that crazy bulbous front element looks crazy lol.I cant wait to get my hands on that thing!
     
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post #23 of 51
I'll be the first to say it -- with no aspiration to go full frame, what a waste of money. 14mm isn't terribly wide on a crop, as has previously been mentioned.
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How much percent do you think I will be losing vs a full frame camera on the 14-24? And how big if a difference is 10mm (10-24) vs 14mm (14-24) on a crop body?
     
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post #25 of 51
There is a good mouseover depiction on this page. It's quite noticeable how much wider 10mm is.
post #26 of 51
If you don't care about speed, the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 can be quite sharp for the cash. New to be found for about $450 or so, used for sometimes $100 less.
(here's a review: http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_10-20_4-5p6_n15/)

I had a non-HSM one before and it was a great lens.

Compared to the Nikons, it's not as sharp, but it is also available for half the price!
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post #27 of 51
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The reason I'm buying the Nikon 14-24 wide angle is because I've watched/read reviews and people say its very good for taking landscape shot and just as good in the dark.

I'm going to Korea and Hong Kong, I want to take as many pictures as I can of the cities, mountains, forest...etc. Most of all I would love to take shots at night in Hong Kong.

I want to get a shot like this.
hong-kong-lights-wallpaper.jpg

Will the 14-24 be able to do this?
     
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr;13671561 
The reason I'm buying the Nikon 14-24 wide angle is because I've watched/read reviews and people say its very good for taking landscape shot and just as good in the dark.

I'm going to Korea and Hong Kong, I want to take as many pictures as I can of the cities, mountains, forest...etc. Most of all I would love to take shots at night in Hong Kong.

I want to get a shot like this.

Will the 14-24 be able to do this?

Any of the lenses suggested here can get a shot like that, provided that the proper technique is used. Anyone taking a night shot of a city would likely use a tripod or supported position, much like any landscape shot (I bet that particular shot was shot at a relatively narrow aperture, despite the darkness). The f/2.8 aperture comes in handy for impromptu interior shots, group portraits, etc.
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Speaking of tripods. Which would you recommend? I was thinking of going with these http://www.henrys.ca/9857-MANFROTTO-190XPROB-W-804RC2-HEAD-KIT.aspx this specific tripod has a load capacity of 5kg. Is there a better option I can get thats under CAD $299.
     
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