Is the Nikon Lens Worth $900?
If you need to use a Nikon DSLR to capture extreme wide angle images, you can select this Nikkor 12-24mm lens, or a comparable
Sigma 12-24mm lens for only $50 less the Nikon cost. Spend the extra bucks and get the Nikon.
With the Sigma lens, you lose half of an f-stop, it weighs around twice as much, and has zero ability to use normal
filters (it tales a rear gelatin filter). Additionally, Sigma's lens optics just aren't as high as Nikon levels. All in all, and the Sigma lens just doesn't compare for the money.
Is the Nikon lens worth $900? Oh my you better believe it.
Unless you've already obtained a standardized supply 77mm filters, then you may need a set of new ones to go on this
lens. Another expense to consider before you purchase the 12-24. Also the hood supplied this lens doe not fit as tight as it should. Moving the lens to and from of your gear bag, you might find the hood coming loose. The itty bitty built-in
flash fitted on the Nikon D90 body is not a good match with the 12-24. From around 12-18mm, the lens and flash combined will leave a gloomy silhouette at the bottom side of your image If you plan is to shoot indoors employing a flash, get yourself a Nikon SB400, SB-600 or SB800.
This lens is an optical dream., however, there's an expected
distortion from 12mm wide-angle end, although somewhat less than you would possibly expect. There could be some softness along the edges of the frame wide-open at the 12mm end, but otherwise it's one sharp, crisp lens, and you'll be amazed at the detail on far away subjects. This lens really delivers.
which is the whole purpose: It delivers what's impossible get elsewhere for
DSLR shooting and. for that, almost any price is a bargain.
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