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Great boa 2014-01-22 12:04

Hi Deniz,
a great place to visit(and taking pictures)The size and beauty of this mosque are impressive, i really would like to visit Casablanca. Excellent quality picture, tfs!

Have a nice evening/

ps. I am curious about your 10-20mm lens. Are you happy with it? Is it sharp? Quality at 10mm?

Old 01-22-2014, 07:19 PM
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Hi Boa,

Thank you for the words. This mosque is a definite must see, but the only thing to see in Casablanca as well The rest of the country is much much much more appealing and photogenic.

Considering my Sigma 10-20mm:

Well, it is a love-hate relationship.

Love it, as it is my first and only wide angle lens up to now.

You should already be aware of the magic world of wide angle, if not you should absolutely go for it.

Hate it, as it is not sharp, and this problem ruined lots of my photos.
This becomes obvious especially in darker places where you need wide apertures around f4-5-6 etc. The corners are terribly blurred. That's evident even at the best f value of f11 for that lens. You may search for sharpness test on dpreview forums.

If you have some more funds for it, then i would recommend a Canon 10-22.

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Old 01-22-2014, 08:21 PM
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Hi again,
thanks a lot for your information!
Well..that was what i suspected after reading some comments on the net. A wide angle lens is high on my "wishlist" but i do not exactly know what to buy.

I have a Nikon 24-70 2.8 now, but that is not enough in many situations, especially not in situations like in your latest shot.

I have been reading about Nikon 14-24 2.8. It is expensive and heavy but probably very good quality. Worth the Money? Well, i don`t know
I have to read more about what options that are possible for my demands.

Big thanks for your information and comments again

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Old 01-22-2014, 08:32 PM
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Hi Boa,

You're welcome.

Keep in mind that 10 mm UWA has much more space to offer than 14 mm WA.

Then, i would recommend Nikkor 10-24 (though, i also have seen some complaints about corner quality).

Anyway, if you shoot mainly using f11-f18 range, then it will probably be ok.

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