In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best wide angle lenses for Nikon d90 cameras currently available on the market right now. Over the last few months, we have seen a steady number of people reaching out for advice on what wide angle lenses are worth picking up for Nikon d90 owners so we have decided to publish this article to help any of our readers in this same situation.
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, build quality, and price. You can click here if you would like to see a full list of wide angle lenses that will fit your Nikon D90.
Each of the lenses we have chosen for this article is high-quality and offer a ton of functionality at a very budget-friendly price. Over the years all three of the lenses have managed to earn themselves an excellent reputation within the photography community while also carving out their own niche with a core user base of photographers.
The Tamron Auto Focus 17-50mm F/2.8
The Tamron 17-50mm provides excellent image quality with a range of image styles available due to its zoom range. The lower end around the 17mm zoom is excellent for wide angle photography offering crisp, sharp, clear photographs with minimal effort. As you move up through the lenses zoom capability towards the middle range and the 50mm you are able to use the lens for close-ups or for decent portraits.
This range of functionality on the lens makes it ideal for jobs such as wedding photography due to the lens being able to offer the majority, if not all of the functionality you will require. Additionally, it can also make a decent travel lens due to the wide angle zoom being ideal for capturing photographs of landscapes while the higher zoom levels are good for architecture photographs too.
The autofocus on the Tamron 17-50mm is quick, responsive, and quiet making it an ideal lens for run and gun style photography too. You are also able to tweak the focus via the manual focus ring as and when required to perfect the image before you capture it if you wish. The lens also comes with a decent quality lens hoot included as standard as well as a 67mm filter thread size making it very easy to find any aftermarket lens filters that you may wish to pick up to further customize the lenses performance.
All in all, the Tamron SP Auto Focus 17-50mm F/2.8 is an excellent lens for its price that offers excellent performance with plenty of functionality. It is very easy to use and quick to learn allowing you to capture perfect photographs with your Nikon D90 whenever required.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8
It has the exact same focal lengths as the Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 covered above meaning you are able to use the lens for landscape photography, portrait photography, architectural photography, and pretty much any other niche other than extreme zoom photography that you can think of.
The Sigma 17-50mm makes a decent wide angle lens for Nikon d90 cameras that has a large aperture, decent stabilization, and a good zoom range. The FLD glass elements are excellent for their price and should be able to meet the needs of the majority of our reader’s requirements.
The Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0
The lens does not offer as much of a zoom capability as the other two lenses but with its lower end zoom of 12mm it offers a slightly better wide angle photography performance with a slightly better angle of view too. One thing that we would like to point out is that this camera lens can be a little difficult to source unless you are ordering it online as Tokina is not a very popular brand in North America or Europe.
That said, it is a good lens for your Nikon d90 that will serve you well if for some reason you choose to go with a different lens over the two covered earlier in the article.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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