After seeing so many people reaching out for advice on a cheap wide angle lens for Nikon d5300 cameras we decided to publish this article to help any of our d5300 owning readers who may be looking to pick up a budget-friendly wide angle lens.
After some consideration, we decided to feature two very budget friendly lenses instead of one. Both of them are all in one lenses too meaning the offer some great wide angle performance while also being able to be used in a ton of other photography niches now. Throughout the article, we will be sharing some wide angle photographs captured with each of the lenses showing their capabilities and what they are able to provide for your Nikon d5300.
The Tamron Auto Focus 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD
In addition to this, if you work your way up through its zoom range for portrait photography, macro photography, and wildlife photography. The great build quality and excellent performance for its low price tag have made the Tamron 18-200mm a hit with the photography community resulting in a large number of reviews (click here to read some of them) being posted online.
The mount on the Tamron 18-200mm will attach directly to the lens mount on your Nikon d5300 camera body without issue. If you are planning to use multiple lenses with your camera then this can work to your advantage as it will allow you to quickly and easily swap out your lenses on the fly as required.
The build quality of the manual control rings on the body of the lens is also very solid. They have been specifically designed to be as easy as possible for you to locate with just your fingertips without even having to look. The texture of the manual focus ring and the manual zoom are totally different to the rest of the lens so you can just feel for the specific textures and then adjust your focus or zoom as required.
Although the low light performance of the Tamron 18-200mm has had a few knocks from the community, you have to remember the price point of this lens and realize that there is no way it’s going to be perfect at everything. The image above was taken with the lens in variable light conditions and we feel it does a good job of showing the kind of image quality it is able to provide your Nikon d5300 even in low light conditions.
So, if you are looking to pick up an excellent little lens for its price point in the market that won’t break the bank and has some of the best wide angle and landscape performance for its price then check out the Tamron 18-200mm.
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
The build quality of the lens is solid considering its price point on the market and it can definitely withstand more than its fair share of knocks without taking damage. If you are planning on using the lens as a travel lens its robust nature is a great feature that will help protect it during transit.
If you are looking to pick up a cheap wide angle lens for your Nikon d5300 that provides great image quality for your camera then you should consider picking up the Nikon 18-70mm. It ticks all the boxes while also being a solid little lens of choice that is very popular within the community and has maintained a solid, positive reputation since its release onto the market.
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Hai Linh Truong – Sydney Opera house HDR Sydney Australia – https://flic.kr/p/4sBtFg
Tom Hall – Surrounded by mountains – https://flic.kr/p/p6uRF6
Stuart Madden – Building Storms over Vernon BC – https://flic.kr/p/cRc8rY
Stuart Madden – Beautiful Bertram Beach, Kelowna BC – https://flic.kr/p/cN7Hh3