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I have a Nikon D70 and my better half has a Nikon D3000. She uses a 18-55mm lens (I think) and I have a Nikon 18-200mm lens which I love.

We are going to Peru next year and I would like to get a wide-angle lens for our trip as I think there could be some amazing photo opportunities.

We both enjoy photography but we don't take enough to justify anything more than £300ish ($500). However, we could possibly stretch our budget slightly if required.

Are there any wide angle lens's that anyone could recommend?

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  • Are you looking for something wider than 18mm, which already falls into the category of "wide angle," or something in the same neighborhood that's faster or produces better images? – Blrfl Oct 23 '12 at 16:52
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    Wide angle lenses tend to be expensive, so with a moderate budget you could also consider renting one just for the trip. – Imre Oct 23 '12 at 17:17
  • Imre, thanks for your suggestion, we'll take a look at renting a wide angle lens for the trip. – Euan Oct 25 '12 at 8:38
  • Blrfl - something wider than 18mm preferably. – Euan Oct 25 '12 at 8:39
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Is that budget per-person? If so, the lens to get is the Nikkor 12-24mm F/4. It has very good image quality and remains quite sharp even wide-open. Goes for around $1000.

If you do not mind one that will autofocus on the D70 but not on the D3000, then you should really get the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8. Its image quality is amazing and is one full stop brighter than the Nikon. On the D3000 is has to be focused manually. It goes for around $600. Do not confuse it with the II version which costs $150 more and does autofocus on the D3000.

There is also a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 which is good too and falls just at $499 USD. It will autofocus on both your cameras.

Feel free to look for any of these lenses used if you want to save some cash.

  • Itai, thanks for your reply which is very helpful. The budget is probably around $500 for the lens total although we would probably stretch to $600 or $750 for the Tokina. Will take a look at all your suggestions. – Euan Oct 25 '12 at 8:36
  • Thanks Itai for the advice on both lenses. I have a D3000 and recently acquired a D70 because I've had an AF-50mm f/1.8 that doesn't auto-focus on the D3000 due to the absence of the AF body motor and I wanted to use it with auto-focus. I'll check out your links. – Jason TEPOORTEN Oct 30 '12 at 4:04

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