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Old October 24th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Wide angle lens on Sony F3

I have a Sony F3 and I use all Nikon AIS lenses with the MTF adapter and I love them.Now the widest lens I have is the 24mm f2 but I would like to buy a wider angle like a 18mm I saw a nikon18mm ais f3.5 but also saw the nikon 17-35mm 2.8.Does anyone have experience with these or know what would be the best
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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: Wide angle lens on Sony F3

The Nikon 17-35mm F2.8 AF-S ED lens is one of the finest lenses Nikon has ever made. It has minimal barrel distortion at 17mm and is a very sharp lens. The zoom range is very handy for indoors, yet its still capable of DOF control.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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Re: Wide angle lens on Sony F3

I also have a Nikon 17 - 35 F 2.8 on my F3 and can highly recommend it, an excellent lens as Duke says.

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Old October 24th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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Re: Wide angle lens on Sony F3

I also have the 17-35mm f/2.8. Even though I don't really enjoy shooting with SLR lenses, I have to admit it is a nice fit for the F3.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 03:33 AM   #5
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Re: Wide angle lens on Sony F3

You might also try the Tokina 11-16. I have the Duclos rehoused PL mount version and it's very nice. I've seen the MTF/Nikon version on an F3 too, and it looks just as good, if somewhat more fiddly to play with.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #6
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Thanks guys I go for the Nikon 17-35mm
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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #7
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Yes another vote for the 17-35 Nikon F2.8. A remarkable lens and I agree with adding the Tokina 11-16 F2.8 to the kit if you shoot wide.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #8
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Re: Wide angle lens on Sony F3

I too been pretty happy with the Nikon 17-35, though I have noticed a little bit of chromatic aberration near the far left and right edges when at full wide on my lens. Not sure if it's a general problem or just an issue with my particular lens.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #9
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Been very happy with my Nikon 17-55 t2.8 and 12-24 t4.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 03:44 PM   #10
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Re: Wide angle lens on Sony F3

How about Sigma's 17-50mm F2.8. It's got very good optical performance and a nice minimal focusing disctance of 11". I am not too found on its focus ring though but that is a common problem with DSLR auto-focus lenses these days.

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nik 583306 B&H

Anf for something much wider, Tokina's 11-16mm F2.8 is great.

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus ATX116PRODXN B&H


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Old October 31st, 2011, 09:31 PM   #11
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Re: Wide angle lens on Sony F3

I've been trying the Rokinon 8mm fisheye but it doesn't seem that sharp to me. Anyone else try it out?

Is the Sigma 17-50 or the Nikon 17-55 parfocal?
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Old November 1st, 2011, 07:37 AM   #12
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The Sigma does, never tried the Nikon.

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:07 PM   #13
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Re: Wide angle lens on Sony F3

I bought the Nikon 17-35mm F2.8 AF-S ED for my Sony F3 I did the first shoot today with this lens an I have to say it is a great lens on the F3.Video is coming next week.

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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #14
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This is what I did with the Nikon 17-35mm F2.8 AF-S ED .Thanks Guys
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Old November 16th, 2011, 07:11 AM   #15
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Good work Rudy. I am currious about the type of slider you are using? Looks very smooth.
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