hi to all, new here but had the d300s for arround 5 yrs.
Im interested in buying the above lens for extra wide angle shots but im unsure if im wasting money on an FX compatible lens but only using it on a DX camera.
Has anyone any experience on this combo?
If anyone can suggest a better option i'll gladly accept advice.
Had the Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED, still have 14-24/2.8. I feel this massive glass a bit pointless just for DX. Had also a Sigma 10-20/3.5 (which was or still is on sale in some countries). If you don't want to go FX. I recommend the 10-24. M 77 filter size, lightweight, decent performance. The Sigma appeared to be better, but also heavier. Had that in my Pentax time and I liked it a lot.
Thanks to all for your replies.
My intention is to move over to full frame when funds permit(Hopefully next year)
So my dilemma is do i buy a better camera now for which i dont have good lenses to compliment or buy lenses with the future in mind and will do a reasonably good job on my existing camera?
So i hope its a progressive step.
Don't wait too long given DSLRs dinosaurs are slowly but surely on their way to extinction... :unsure:
The dinosaurs will remain in place for a little while while the smaller and younger mammals try to catch up in speed and quality. And they remain being little animals compared to the dinosaurs. Not everybody likes those tiny things.
I also bought some FX primes before I went FF, but the zooms came later. Maybe a good idea: rent or borrow a FF body with one or two lenses to see if that' sweat you want. Depending where you live, the rental costs could be lower than your loss of money in "upgrading" to FF. It's not only more expensive but also heavier and bulkier.
The 14-24 may get more expensive - nikon is consistently raising prices right now. The tamron 15-30 certainly has some stupider design decisions (e.g must disassemble down to zoom cam to remove built in hood and replace if you break it), and the copy-to-copy variance remains to be seen. I expect within a month there will be data for 14-24 and the tamron.