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Date: 07/25/19 09:29
New Nikon lens test
Author: seod

I bought a new lens the Nikon 10-20 f 4.5 to 5.6 DX VR for the sale price of $277. That lens is very sharp fpr the price. It is small and light and at 10mm it doesn't have that much distortion. I am very impressed with it so far. The only knock on it is the plastic lens mount but I will just try to be careful. The attached shot is at 10mm and I was about 6' from the steps of the engine. Most reviews I read about it gave it glowing reviews and I agree with them so far.

Scott O'Dell




Date: 07/25/19 20:02
Re: New Nikon lens test
Author: Heymon

For that price that is pretty good.  What camera did you mount it on?  

I have both the 10-24 DX lens and the 14-24 FX 2.8.  The DX is okay, but at $800 compared to yours you definitely got good value.  The FX though, while I love it, is a heavy SOB and not easy to travel with.  I remember when I first got a wide-angle lens how much fun it was to take pictures and tell people standing directly to the side of me to move because they were in my shot.  Have fun with it!

Andre



Date: 07/25/19 21:33
Re: New Nikon lens test
Author: seod

I have a D7100 and it works pretty good so far and boy is it wide it will take some getting used to. I have always been a tele kind of guy and the widest lens I used was a 28 f2.8 during my film days. I did get a 20 f2.8 just before I switched to digi so I never used it much with film. I will say with the new zooms my camera bag is a lot lighter I used to carry around a F100 with a 28 f2.8 , 35 f2 , 50 f1.8 , 80-200 f2.8 and a 300 f4. I also have a old 105 f2.5 (mid 60's vintage) and a 180 f2.8 both great lenses but the 80-200 was actually better and with the range much handier. Now all I have  in my bag is a D7100 with the 10-20 and the 18-300 f3.5 - 6.3.
I will have to watch the wideness I bet I could get my feet in the picture if I do not pay attention. 
Scott O'Dell



Date: 07/25/19 23:25
Re: New Nikon lens test
Author: TCnR

seod Wrote:
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> I will have to watch the wideness I bet I could
> get my feet in the picture if I do not pay
> attention. 
> Scott O'Dell

It's not 'too wide' until you get both ears at the same time.

Another vote for the D7100. It is dated but money well spent, I'm happy with mine.
Thanks for posting the lens test.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/19 23:27 by TCnR.



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