In this article, we will be looking at what we feel is the best wide angle lens for Nikon d3200 cameras currently available right now. Although we initially did have a number of lenses on our short list for this post we have managed to wittle them down to just two that we feel will serve our readers best.
We would like to quickly point out that we have chosen lenses that we feel will fit the budgets of the majority of our readers while also offering them the best overall mix of functionality, performance, and build quality. You can click here if you would like to see a full list of wide-angle camera lenses that will fit your Nikon d3200.
Both of the lenses in this article will natively fit your Nikon d3200 camera body without the need to purchase any additional converters or adaptors. On top of this, they both offer some great functionality with the performance to match as well as having earned a great reputation amongst the community since their releases.
The Tamron Auto Focus 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5
The variable focal length of 10-24mm makes it ideal for wide angle photography while also offering some great ultra wide-angle potential too. It offers superior image quality for your photographs all the way up through its zoom range allowing you to capture some excellent photographs with your d3200.
The variable amateur of the lens also offers some decent low light on the off chance you decided to use this as a travel lens and want to be capturing some wide angle architectural photography inside buildings. One thing that we would like to point out is that this lens does not have any form of image stabilization although it shouldn’t really be needed when using this lens anyway.
The autofocus on the Tamron 10-24mm is relatively quick, sharp, and quiet although it can take a little time to get used to. The manual focus ring on the lens is very responsive, quick to use, and it’s easy to locate position allows you to quickly tweak your image focus in a pinch with minimal effort. We would also like to point out that the lens comes with a 77mm thread size and recommend the Gobe 77mm filter range (Click here to check for product prices and availability) if you are looking to further customize your lenses performance via a filter.
All in all, we would highly recommend that our readers check out the Tamron Auto Focus 10-24mm in more detail. It will make a decent companion for your d3200 and help improve your wide angle and landscape photography.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tamron Auto Focus 10-24mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5
That said, its variable focal length, excellent image quality, great build quality, and performance have made it a very popular lens that has a solid reputation with the community and is only showing signs of continuing to grow in popularity.
The F3.5 aperture also offers some great low light wide angle photography performance that can help make your life easier if you are out and about capturing your photographs as you never know when your light conditions are going to change.
The autofocus on the Sigma 10-20mm is very smooth, relatively quick, and sharp making it an ideal lens for any run and gun type photography that you may need the lens for. The autofocus is also relatively quiet although if you are using the lens on a camera to record video footage with the onboard microphone recording the audio track then it may pick up the adjust clicks of the motor correcting.
You are able to work around this by with using manual focus for any video footage that you record or by using an external microphone to record the audio track. Speaking of its manual focus, the ring is very smooth and responsive and its rigid texture makes it very easy to turn no matter the weather.
With both ultra wide-angle and standard wide-angle capabilities both being offered by the lens it can offer a great addition to your camera accessories. Although many people will instantly think of using the lens for their landscape photography, it can also be used in a ton of niches to allow you to get maximum value from the lens.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sigma 10-20mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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