August 4, 2015 at 6:54PM

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Nikon DSLR Wide Angle Lens

Hi guys and girls.

I'm looking for a good wide angle lens for my Nikon D5300 and Nikon 5200.

My budget is around $500. Any help would be awesome!

Thanks

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A couple of questions...

Is this lens for both video and still photos ? ( autofocus is important for still photo work )

Do you want a slightly-wide, normal-wide, or super-wide lens ?

I love shooting with a slightly-wide lens ( 35mm on a Full Frame camera ) as it's kind of a more dramatic standard lens than say a 50mm on a Full Frame camera.

Normal-wide lenses ( 28mm on a Full Frame camera ) I find a bit boring as they are too wide to be used as a standard lens, but they aren't wide enough to create dramatic wide angle shots.

I also love super-wide lenses ( 24mm or wider on a Full Frame camera ) because they instantly create a very dramatic and immersive shot.

For an APS-C camera ( like your D5200 and D5300 ) a 24mm lens would equate to a slightly-wide angle of view, an 18mm lens would equate to a normal-wide angle of view, and a 16mm or wider would equate to a super-wide angle of view.

Depending on the type of lens you want, I would look at either the Nikon autofocus primes or the Rokinon manual primes at these focal lengths.

August 5, 2015 at 4:51AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Mainly for video and a normal-wide to super-wide lens

August 5, 2015 at 6:22AM

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Tom Warwick
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>>>Mainly for video and a normal-wide to super-wide lens

Then one of the following Rokinon manual lenses would be my first pick...

Rokinon 10mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Nikon : $425
http://goo.gl/aoIaFl

Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine ED AS IF UMC Lens for Nikon : $329
http://goo.gl/4gnN6n

Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon : $359
http://goo.gl/2I10Bb

...Rokinon also make a 12mm lens but for some reason they don't offer it in a Nikon mount. No idea why ?

August 5, 2015 at 8:48AM, Edited August 5, 8:49AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thanks guys!

August 6, 2015 at 6:10AM

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Tom Warwick
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