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What is the best wide angle lens to buy for taking pictures for inside buildings for brochures I have to produce for my job..

I want to show as much as possible without distortion and to use a flash if neededthe camera I was thinking of buying is the nikon D80 DSLR..

The lens I was thinking of is the Nikon 10.5mm F2.8 G DX IF-ED.

Any replies would appreciated..

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A lot of people seem to think an ultrawide lens is necessary for interiors..

Usually, but not always, they are wrong..

Unless the room is really big, and there are important things on all sides, you can usually use a lens around (in Nikon terms,) around 18 - 24mm..

BAK..

Comment #1

Murph747 wrote:.

What is the best wide angle lens to buy for taking pictures forinside buildings for brochures I have to produce for my job.I want to show as much as possible without distortion and to use aflash if neededthe camera I was thinking of buying is the nikon D80 DSLR..

The lens I was thinking of is the Nikon 10.5mm F2.8 G DX IF-ED.

Any replies would appreciated.

That's a fisheye lens. It has a 180 degree view but the distortion is enormous. Of course, you can "de-fish" it in software but one of your requirements was low distortion..

And I don't know what flash you can use with a fisheye..

You may get the best results from stitching with a more normal lens like a 24mm..

Leonard Migliore..

Comment #2

Murph747 wrote:.

What is the best wide angle lens to buy for taking pictures forinside buildings for brochures I have to produce for my job.I want to show as much as possible without distortion and to use aflash if neededthe camera I was thinking of buying is the nikon D80 DSLR..

The lens I was thinking of is the Nikon 10.5mm F2.8 G DX IF-ED.

Any replies would appreciated.

Murph, Hi!.

If you've not already found it, you could try the PBase site, where you can check out a variety of members' photos taken with different cameras and lenses:.

Http://www.pbase.com/cameras.

The lenses are listed after the digital and film cameras, so on the Nikon page they're a LONG, LONG way down!.

For instance, there are lots of samples from the 10.5mm lens here:.

Http://www.pbase.com/cameras/nikon/10_5_28g_dx.

Take a look - I think you'll find it may not be the best choice for what you want!.

Peter - on the green island of Ischiahttp://www.pbase.com/isolaverde..

Comment #3

Have you thought of saving your money and stitching?Jules.

Murph747 wrote:.

What is the best wide angle lens to buy for taking pictures forinside buildings for brochures I have to produce for my job.I want to show as much as possible without distortion and to use aflash if neededthe camera I was thinking of buying is the nikon D80 DSLR..

The lens I was thinking of is the Nikon 10.5mm F2.8 G DX IF-ED.

Any replies would appreciated.

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Comment #4

BAK wrote:.

A lot of people seem to think an ultrawide lens is necessary forinteriors..

Usually, but not always, they are wrong..

The problem is, while in 9 out of 10 cases an ordinary 17/18 mm wide angle lens will be adequate, what do you do on the occasions when it's not? As anyone who has tried it knows, making panos of interiors is not entirely straightforward so that's not a good option (unless, perhaps, it is *very* infrequent)..

I don't know enough about Nikon lenses to make a specific recommendation, but Sigma's 12-24 is very good, and about the same price as the fisheye that the OP was considering, so there certainly are options out there...

Comment #5

Nikon has nothing below 14 with no distorsion..

Also someone said that lighting would be a problem, well you need aditionall flash (SB-400 at least) at bounce for a perfect picture..

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Murph747 wrote:.

What is the best wide angle lens to buy for taking pictures forinside buildings for brochures I have to produce for my job.I want to show as much as possible without distortion and to use aflash if neededthe camera I was thinking of buying is the nikon D80 DSLR..

The lens I was thinking of is the Nikon 10.5mm F2.8 G DX IF-ED.

Any replies would appreciated.

The widest non-fish eye would be the Sigma 10-20mm. Others are the Nikon 12-24 and the Tokina 12-24 (much cheaper than the Nikon)..

See here for comparisons:.

Http://www.nikonians.org/.../nikon/nikkor-12-24mm/super-wide_shootout_2.html.

Alex.

Http://akiralx.smugmug.com/..

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