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Which wide angle lens to get for Nikon D80?

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Which wide angle lens to get for Nikon D80?

I'm going to Iceland next month with my Nikon D80. The widest angle lens I have is a 35mm f2.8. Looking to buy a used wide angle lens, Looking at the following options:
  • Nikon 20mm f/2.8D for $400
  • Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon with AE Chip for $250-300CAD
  • Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX for Nikon for $350
Which is the better lens to get especially if my prime reason is for photographing the Northern Lights? I'm thinking the Tokina.

I don't want to spend more than $400 on a lens.
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I have had the Tokina V1 for eight years or so now. It's a solid lens. It distorts at the wide range (what doesn't?) but can be resolved with photoshop.

Be careful as you might need the V2 of the Tokina lens to work with the D80, if the D80 doesn't have an internal focusing motor. It's vintage so I can't remember.
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hierophant wrote:
Nov 18th, 2018 5:01 pm
I'm going to Iceland next month with my Nikon D80. The widest angle lens I have is a 35mm f2.8. Looking to buy a used wide angle lens, Looking at the following options:
  • Nikon 20mm f/2.8D for $400
  • Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Nikon with AE Chip for $250-300CAD
  • Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX for Nikon for $350
Which is the better lens to get especially if my prime reason is for photographing the Northern Lights? I'm thinking the Tokina.

I don't want to spend more than $400 on a lens.
I have the Tokina version 1 in Canon, and sometimes have issues with the auto focus - just seems off, not sure if there is a way that *I* can fix it or not. I bought it used for $300 and didn't notice this at the time.
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I decided to go for the Tokina 11-16mm DXII (version 2)...Nikon equivalent is out of my budget.

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