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3 WIDE ANGLE LENSES FOR NIKON (FOR ALL POCKETS)

At the Photographer’s Blog we often insist that it is better to invest in objectives. Because it is very simple, any current SLR camera (or similar), even if it is low-end, will be good enough to take great pictures. But it is the objective that will allow you to get the most out of your creativity, to achieve exactly the photo you want. So today I bring you a series of angular lenses for Nikon:

  1. AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20MM F / 4.5-5.6G VR 
  2. TOKINA AT-X 116 PRO DXII
  3. SIGMA 24 MM / F 1.4 DG HSM ART
  4. AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24MM F / 3.5-4.5G ED
  5. AF-S NIKKOR 14-24MM F2.8 G ED

WHAT IS A WIDE ANGLE?

Before continuing, let’s put ourselves in a situation. A wide angle lens is one whose focal length is less than that of a standard lens, typically below 25mm. Depending on the focal length you have wide angle, super wide angle and even fisheye . Although we will not include the latter in this article.

WHAT IS A WIDE ANGLE FOR?

I am one of those who say that you can achieve almost any photo with almost any objective, however, there are more suitable objectives for a certain type of photos. In this case, wide angles are mainly used for landscapes , be they daytime, nighttime, urban or different. But they can also be used indoors , for large group photos or even portraits.

If you have doubts or want to see what kind of photographs you can achieve with a lens of this type, all you have to do is stop by the article that we dedicated to him in his day about what life looks like with a wide angle.

WHAT EFFECTS DO I GET WITH A WIDE ANGLE?

In addition to covering a large part of the scene, much more than with any other lens, with a wide angle you can give depth to the scene.

On the other hand, these lenses also tend to create optical distortions and are more likely to receive stray light or create vignetting.

WIDE ANGLE LENSES FOR NIKON

Now that we have put ourselves in position, I bring you a list of recommended angular lenses for Nikon mounts. And for having or not having a wide angle is not an economic issue, I bring you different alternatives for all types of budgets. From the most economical for the hobbyist who is just starting out and wants to try, experiment, discover and enjoy, to more expensive ones for more demanding amateurs or professionals who need services that are tailored to the needs of their business. Keep in mind, before reading any further, that angle brackets, due to their characteristics, are not usually the cheapest objectives 😉.

1. VALUE FOR MONEY: AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20MM F / 4.5-5.6G VR 

It is a small size, ultra wide-angle zoom lens. Its main characteristics are:

  • Focal: 10-20mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.22m
  • Maximum aperture aperture: From f / 4.5 to f / 5.6
  • Minimum aperture aperture: From f / 22 to f / 29
  • Number of blades: 7
  • Fixture diameter: 72mm
  • Vibration reduction (VR)
  • Silent autofocus (ideal for videos)
  • Viewing angle 109 ° to 70 °
  • Weight: Approx. 230 g
  • Dimensions: 7.29 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm

ADVANTAGE

It is a lens with a fairly precise and quiet focus with a very good sharpness, especially considering its price.

DISADVANTAGES

It is not exactly a bright lens and some users complain about its plastic touch. Only for DX format (APS-C cameras).

COMPATIBILITIES

Be careful, this lens is compatible with a limited number of camera models. Even compatible cameras may require a firmware update *. For more information, click here .

2. “SECOND” BRAND, FIRST TARGET: TOKINA AT-X 116 PRO DXII 

Although this is not a Nikon brand objective but compatible, Tokina is a brand that has been demonstrating its quality for years. And this optic is one of the preferred of the users. You should know that it is an update of the popular and award-winning Tokina AT-X 116 f / 2.8 PRO DX (11-16mm) lens. The main update is that this one I’m introducing you to, the AT-X 116 PRO DX II (This ‘II’ is important) has an internal silent focus motor to allow the lens to autofocus on Nikon bodies that don’t have a gear and AF motor.

Let’s see its characteristics:

  • Focal: 11-16mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.3m
  • Maximum aperture aperture: f / 2.8
  • Minimum Aperture Aperture: f / 22
  • Number of blades: 9
  • Fixture diameter: 77mm
  • Manual and automatic focus
  • Viewing angle: 104 ° -82 °
  • Weight: Approx. 550 g
  • Dimensions: 8.4 × 8.9 cm

ADVANTAGE

Good construction, it is sharp in all its focus and very bright. His focus is fast and precise.

DISADVANTAGES

It is a bit heavy and the flare may be more pronounced than on other lenses. It is only for APS-C cameras.

3. THE FIXED AND LUMINOUS: SIGMA 24 MM / F 1.4 DG HSM ART

This is a fixed lens for those seeking quality above zoom. Now, 24mm is a very versatile focal point that can cover many types of photography. If you add to this that its maximum aperture is f / 1.4, it turns out to be a caramel. Let’s see its characteristics:

  • Focal: 24mm (36mm in APS-C formats)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.25m
  • Maximum aperture aperture: f / 1.4
  • Minimum Aperture Aperture: f / 16
  • Number of blades: 9
  • Fixture diameter: 77mm
  • Viewing angle: 84.1º
  • Manual and automatic focus
  • Weight: Approx. 665g 
  • Dimensions: 7.87 x 8.38 x 8.38 cm

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