Today, we will be going over what we feel is the best cheap wide angle lens for Nikon d3300 cameras currently available on the market right now. When we see people reaching out for advice on cheap lenses they usually specify lenses that are around the $100 mark so we have chosen two lenses around this price point.
Both of the lenses that we are featuring will directly mount onto your d3300 camera body without any additional attachments. Additionally, they are both pretty versatile lenses that offer some great wide angle performance as well as being suitable for a number of other photography niches too. On top of this, both lenses have proven very popular within the community too and have managed to grow a dedicated user base over the years.
The Tamron Auto Focus 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD
Down at the lower zoom ranges of the lens from 18mm to say 25mm it can provide some great wide angle potential all within a great little budget lens. The build quality and design of the lens is also great allowing you to quickly and easily find your way around the lens to the various things like the manual focus and manual zoom rings to allow you to tweak your image as you wish.
As with all budget lenses, there is always going to be at least one drawback and in the case of the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3, the main drawback of the lens is its low light performance. That said though, the low light performance of the lens is definitely a point of controversy with some owners mentioning they feel there is no problem with the lens when using it at low light. In all honesty though, due to the massive amount of photography niches that you can use the lens for, the low light performance is going to change depending on what you are actually trying to do with the lens.
If you are planning on picking this lens up for wide angle photography, specifically, landscape photography then there is a good chance you may want to pick up an ND or Cpl filter to further improve the performance of the lens. The Tamron 18-200mm comes with a 62mm filter thread allowing you to easily source various lens filters for it without issue and as always, we would recommend the Gobe 62mm filter thread (Click here to check for product prices and availability) range.
At the end of the day, if you are wanting to pick up a great, cheap wide angle lens for your Nikon d3300 then we would definitely recommend that you pick up the Tamron 18-200mm. It will be a great addition to your camera accessories and provide excellent wide-angle image quality while also being suitable for use in a bunch of other photography niches too.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tamron Auto Focus 18-200mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX
If you are wanting to get the best wide angle image quality as possible out of this lens then you should try toying with its 18-24mm capabilities when out and about as this will let you capture some excellent landscape photographs as well as a number of other different wide-angle images too.
The Nikon 18-70mm is a solid lens that will mount directly on your Nikon d3300 camera body while offering the ability to capture some beautiful landscape photographs. You are able to easily tweak the image quality it provides you via its manual zoom and focus rings with minimal effort before choosing to actually capture the photograph.
If you are on a very strict budget then this is probably the lens for you but if you can stretch your budget a little bit more then we would recommend that you consider the Tamron 18-200mm above as its landscape performance is a little better but the lens can be used in a lot more situatons.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Nikon 18-70mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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