The best wide-angle lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLR’s in 2017
Photographers look for different things in their pictures. You have the animal lovers and then there is the nature photographer. They have a distinct perspective to capture moments in time-related to their personal experience.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
This lens has all the features one would look for in a wide-angle lens. This shows excellent low-light performance and comes with the Optical Image Stabilization. It has a specialized coating for preventing ghosting so your images remain clear. It also has two UD elements that help lessen image aberration. If you need to do some fast focusing, make use of the inner focusing and ring USM. You can opt for manual focusing too; the least focus distance is 0.92 feet for the entire range of zoom lenses.
On the robustness side, the lens is water and dust resistant and operates under all weather conditions. The circular aperture of the Canon lens helps you capture professional level pictures with a soft background due to its nine blades. It weighs 1.4 pounds and is a favorite for all photographers. For those shutterbugs who want the camera for just a day or two, try Wildclickz, a photo rental shop in Bengaluru if you are from there.
Wide-Angle Nikon Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
If you look for a budget wide-angle lens, then this is the one you need. The investment must remain something worthwhile and last long. The greatest aperture of this lens is f/1.8 and the least is f/22. The design matches the DX format cameras and produces a focal length of 52.5 mm which resemble the vision of the human eye very much. It has a super integrated coating that minimizes ghosting and flaring in the images. To control aberrations, it has one aspherical element. Silent Wave Motor AF System with rear focusing design, the photographer can lock focus fast. It has a manual override and allows you to focus as close as 11.8 inches close to your subject. It has a rounded 7-blade diaphragm that helps fast and accurate auto-focusing. Also, it is very silent.
Nikon Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD
This is the Best Ultra-Wide-Angle lens available right now. This wide-angle zoom lens has a design meant for the APS-C format DSLR cameras. It has an effective focal length of 15-30 mm and the least focus is 24 cm. It features two Super-Low Dispersion glass and two extraordinary-low dispersion glass elements to take care of chromatic aberrations. It has a greatest fixed aperture and all the focal lengths resemble that of 1.6x focal lengths of full-frame DSLR cameras.
Nikon 20MM F/1.8G
For those who seek something extra, the Best Premium Wide-Angle Lens is this one. For one, it has stunning sharpness and flawless stopped-down sharpness. It is very lightweight and compact. It accepts 77 mm filters. But, the corner sharpness is not so good. And the plastic construction is not acceptable for many. Infinity focusing is difficult and there is a gradual light fall off. It suits landscape and astrophotographers well.
If you need clarity and appeal in your pictures you need to have the right focal length lens. The above selection will please most of the photographers well.