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35mm f/1.8 is the best budget prime wide. at 200, it has decent low light performance, sharp, and "wide angle"

a set up from there would be sigma's 30mm at used around 400 (new close to 500). at 1.4, part of a stop faster than the 35, its slightly wider as well. has a super quiet HSM focus motor and fast. great creamy bokeh, sometimes may be a bit soft compared to the 35mm nikon

since u have a d7k, u can consider the tokina 11-16 f/2.8. i heard its among one of the favorites as a pretty good performer at lower light conditions being it a 2.8 fstop lens while giving you a pretty good ultra wide angle on a DX body. (11mm is about 17mm equiv on fx)
 
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post #12 of 20
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35mm f/1.8 is the best budget prime wide. at 200, it has decent low light performance, sharp, and "wide angle"

a set up from there would be sigma's 30mm at used around 400 (new close to 500). at 1.4, part of a stop faster than the 35, its slightly wider as well. has a super quiet HSM focus motor and fast. great creamy bokeh, sometimes may be a bit soft compared to the 35mm nikon

since u have a d7k, u can consider the tokina 11-16 f/2.8. i heard its among one of the favorites as a pretty good performer at lower light conditions being it a 2.8 fstop lens while giving you a pretty good ultra wide angle on a DX body. (11mm is about 17mm equiv on fx)
It's like $700 though! unless I found the wrong one...

http://www.lozeau.com/catalogue/obje...af-pour-nikon/
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post #13 of 20
Yup it's 700, I'd recommend the Sigma 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DC HSM. Nice lens and can be found for under 400 used.
post #14 of 20
Have the 35mm f1.8 and it's a great lens, but it's not quite what I would call a wide angle.

You might also think of a cheap, older 17-35mm zoom (3rd party) they can be bought used for about $150-200.
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What lenses do you have currently, if any? Knowing that would help with our recommendations...
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The only lens I own at the moment is a 50mm 1.8 fixed. I'm most likely going to pick up a 18-105mm today, but still am in the market for a kick ass wide angle.

At this point, I'll wait a bit longer and have a bigger budget.
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It's official, I'm getting this

Abit over budget, but totally worth it after trying it

Thanks again to all who helped!
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post #18 of 20
Congrats on the new lens! Definitely gonna be waaaaay better than the 18-105 would have been.
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It's official, I'm getting this

Abit over budget, but totally worth it after trying it

Thanks again to all who helped!
Nice decision on the non-VC version, which has slightly worse IQ, especially wide open.
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post #20 of 20
Another vote for the 35 1.8.

Good luck with the concert shooting. Just getting into that myself.
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