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I was doing some sightseeing in Vienna yesterday and I found myself getting really frustrated. I could never get everything I wanted into the picture. I am shooting with a Nikon D50 with a Nikkor 28-80mm.
Can someone with more camera knowledge than me recommend a decent, and affordable wide angle lens for the D50?
Thank you.
 

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I have the Tamron 17-50 2.8 on my canon and its SUPER sharp. Pretty sure you can get it with a Nikon mount too.
 

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I'd look into some ultrawide angle lenses for your landscape stuff!

Some of the most popular lenses on the market right now are the following:

Nikkor 10-24mm
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8
Sigma 10-20mm

You'll be spending around $600-$800 but it will definitely give you a lot more than what you are currently using. Quality of glass in any of these lenses will also be a huge noticeable difference better than your current lens. If you don't want to spend that much, there are usually a couple floating around used!
 

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I'd look into some ultrawide angle lenses for your landscape stuff!

Some of the most popular lenses on the market right now are the following:

Nikkor 10-24mm
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8
Sigma 10-20mm

You'll be spending around $600-$800 but it will definitely give you a lot more than what you are currently using. Quality of glass in any of these lenses will also be a huge noticeable difference better than your current lens. If you don't want to spend that much, there are usually a couple floating around used!
I was going to say the Tokina but he didnt specify that he wanted a UWA lens. If that is the route the OP is trying to go though, I would say that Tokina 11-16 is the business.
 

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I find myself shooting a lot in the cities I visit. Hard to fit a whole church and steeple into one shot, especially when you can only back up 50 feet from the church becasue there are buildings around all sides of it. I don't shoot many landscape type shots, maybe because I don't have a good lens for it.
 

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I use the sigma 10-20... but they just released a 8-16mm Which is the widest you can get right now.

Some shots with my 10-20







 

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unless you are wanting the fisheye effect make sure that you stick to the lenses that Mike suggested.

If you want to stick with Nikon lenses they do offer a 17-55 F2.8.
 

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Thank you all for the advice. Camera gear for me is a budget item. I know that you get what you pay for with camera stuff. I might also just consider a different camera. My camera really doesn't like low light, or I don't know how to do it, and it frustrates me.
Not looking for fish eye effect, thank you again!
 
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