Top 10 wide angle lenses for Nikon DSLRs

Best wide angle lenses for Nikon DSLRs

Being a passionate about doing photography is not ends you need a best camera and lenses for creativity and make pictures more professional. Here you will know about best wide angle lenses for Nikon dslr. For that you  need many features and wide angle view is one of them. So first let’s see why you need wide angle?

You would have come across this situation like when you are doing photography and you want to take whole view of building’s, landmark or whatever in a single picture but sometimes the camera doesn’t allow you to take. It can be a annoying to the passionate persons. This is where the Super wide angle lenses comes into the picture.Super wide lens helps you to get much closer to your objects without blurring the image and cropping, this can produce some amazing pictures.

Super wide lenses provides a real sense of depth your pictures and helps to create the image with full surroundings of your objects.



Best Wide angle lenses for NIKON DX DSLF

 Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM 

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM nikon lens

Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Focal length: 10-20mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/3.5
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.24m
  • Filter size: 82mm
  • Dimensions: 87.3 x 88.2mm
  • Weight: 520g

This lens is newer and better than sigma’s 10-20mm lens. It has constant aperture f/3.5, it’s a professional grade lens which comes with fast and ring type ultrasonic auto-focus and seven blade diaphragm. It has quite impressive sharpness and contrast quality. Overall it’s a superb lens for wide range photography and worth of its price.

❍ Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Nikon lens

Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  •  Focal length: 8-16mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/4.5-5.6
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.24m
  • Filter size: N/A
  • Dimensions: 75 x 105.7mm
  • Weight: 555g

This Sigma lens has amazing wide angle view. The performance is really good. It has 2x zoom range but at its focal length which is 2 mm extra makes a big difference to the angle of view. The build quality is very good with smooth zoom ring of type ultrasonic auto focus system. This lens is very good if you want the widest possible angle view.

❍ Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G

Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G Nikon dslr lens

Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Focal length: 10-24mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/3.5-4.5
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.24m
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 82.5 x 87mm
  • Weight: 460g

It is one of the best wide angle lens by Nikon but its not cheap. It has Good 2.4x zoom range and Build quality is well and auto-focus too. The ring-type ultrasonic auto-focus which delivers fast, snappy AF – and the handling is excellent. Sharpness at wide apertures particularly well, and stays sharp into the corners of the frame. Vignetting is also quite well controlled. It is expensive than others third party manufacturer which provides same features.

❍ Tokina AT-X Pro 12-28mm f/4 DX for Nikon

Tokina AT-X Pro 12-28mm f/4 DX for Nikon lens


Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Focal length: 12-28mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/4
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.25m
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 84 x 90.2mm
  • Weight: 530g

It is a good all rounder lens. It offers maximum coming option so you can go for long distance objects also. It has new Silent Drive Module autofocus which is based on GMR (Giant Magneto resistance) system. You can quickly switch to AF and NF mode via simple control on focus ring. It can’t go as wide as most camera does but its maximum zooming option hides this drawback because works superb.

❍ Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II for Nikon

Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II for Nikon lens

Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Focal length: 10-24mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/3.5-4.5
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.24m
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 83.2 x 86.5mm
  • Weight: 406g

Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II has Good zoom range & Decent sharpness. Also features   Unrefined autofocus and Edge softness and distortion which is quite impressive. The Tamron does have a built-in electric motor for autofocus but it lacks the refinement of ring-type ultrasonic or stepping-motor systems.

Best Wide angle lenses For NIKON FX DSLF

❍ Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon fx lens

Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: full frame
  • Focal length: 14-24mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.28m
  • Filter size: N/A
  • Dimensions: 98 x 131.5mm
  • Weight: 1,000g

This is Nikon’s top super-wide-angle zoom for its full frame DSLRs and it’s a stunner.Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED has Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and Excellent optical performance. It comes with superb image quality – and with a level of distortion and aberration control that’s quite remarkable. It’s not just expensive, it’s also big and heavy. Autofocus is incredibly fast – faster than all its rivals. Excellent optical performance.
❍ Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD nikon fx lens

Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: full frame
  • Focal length: 15-30mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Image stabilization: Yes
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.28m
  • Filter size: N/A
  • Dimensions: 98.4 x 145mm
  • Weight: 1100g

It has constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and vibration control stabilisation makes it more likely than other. It’s big lens but when you use it it feels well balanced on Canon full frame bodies from 6D to 1DX and handling is excellent. Sharpness is exemplary from centre to edges of images through out the zooming. Colour fringing quite well.

❍ Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

 Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR nikon fx lens


Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: full frame
  • Focal length: 16-35mm |
  • Maximum aperture: f/4
  • Image stabilization: 2.5 stops
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.29m
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 82.5 x 125mm
  • Weight: 680g

Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR has good  Optical image stabilizer, Filter ring and light er weight.This was Nikon’s first ultra-wide optic to feature an optical stabilizer. It’s based on Nikon’s second-generation VR (Vibration Reduction) system, and gives a four-stop benefit in beating camera-shake.The ring-type ultrasonic autofocus, a weather-sealed mounting plate and fast, ring-type ultrasonic autofocus which is practically silent and enables full-time manual override. Image quality is good although barrel distortion is very noticeable at the 16mm focal length.

❍ Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II nikon fx lens


Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: full frame
  • Focal length: 12-24mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/4.5-5.6
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.28m
  • Filter size: N/A
  • Dimensions: 87 x 120.2mm
  • Weight: 670g

This Sigma is the second-widest lens and a good performer. It has excellent sharpness. This lens offers ring-type ultrasonic autofocus and delivers excellent center sharpness throughout the zoom range, though this does drop off at the extreme corners of the frame when using wide apertures at very short focal lengths. Barrel distortion controlled quite well.

❍ Nikon AF-S 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikon AF-S 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5G ED nikon fx lens

Features

  • Type: Zoom
  • Sensor size: full frame
  • Focal length: 18-35mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/3.5-4.5
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.28m
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 83 x 95mm
  • Weight: 385g

Nikon AF-S 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5G ED  is Smaller and cheaper than Nikon’s top lenses. It is a Decent build and handling. This lens also lacks the VR (Vibration Reduction) facility of the Nikon 16-35mm lens, though the overall build quality feels of an equally good standard. Chromatic aberration is very well controlled for a lens in this price bracket and fine detail is generally retained very well even in the extreme corners of images.


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