/ Best lens for climbing photos?
I have a nikon D5100 and im looking for a good qulity wide angle zoom that i can take whilst climbing.
Has anyone any opinions on the nikon 16-85mm lens?
That said, it's a normal zoom, not a wide-angle... it's a good upgrade to your existing normal zoom, assuming that's one of the 18-xx lenses, but if you really want wide-angle you might find yourself wanting a dedicated UWA lens, such as the 10-24 - but then you need a normal and/or tele lens as well.
I too am a huge fan of the Nikon 16-85 mm lens. I have used it on mountaineering trips like Denali, Everest, Mt Cook etc.
Kit lenses from Nikon are surprisingly good when stopped down a few notches so the 18-xx might be a cheaper option.
A cheaper but excellent option would be the Nikon 18-70 used. Cheap as chips and mine has been in every way brilliant
Elsewhere on the site
Last year, Finn McCann wrote an article about climbing El Capitan with his terminally ill father Seamus, who had been... Read more
Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days,... Read more
Manchester Climbing Centre is showing Reel Rock’s Valley Uprising on Tuesday the 11th of November at... Read more
A pack designed for year-round ascents. Super light, flexible, strippable and seasonally versatile you can rely on this perennial... Read more