A&P Tokina 12-24 or Sigma 10-20

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  1. oliver

    oliver New Member

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    Cant justify spending the extra 200$ or so for the Canon...
    I'm leaning towards the Tokina for teh constant f4 and the supposed better quality build. Anyone have experience with both thats willing to help a brother out? :hs: Thanks in advance :love:
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    I have it for my Nikons. It's a great lens. Stays on my main body 99% of the time now.
     
  3. oliver

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    :hs: hmmm good to know
     
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    Do you really need the constant f4 for a wide angle lens? I'm guessing not. The sigma is 2mm wider on the long end, which is a considerable amount. But the tokina's built quality is stellar and it seems their QC is better.
     
  5. i usually set my camera in f4 in av mode with my sigma

    i like the 10mm, great for a lot of shots and getting a lot of space in it
     
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    oliver New Member

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    :dunno: is the 2mm going to make that much of a difference really?

    I would like to see comparision pics somehow....




    Also whats QC?
     
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    Yes 2mm on the wide end is a very noticeable difference.

    QC - Quality Control. From my experience Sigma has some major issues with this - I've gotten some soft lenses and some sharp lenses. Tokina is better in this regard.
     
  8. OlafBeserka

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    i have the tokina on my 10d and love it. When I compare it to the canon efs 10-22, the tokina feels waaayyyyy more solid. I love my tokina. The build quality is excellent compared to a lot of other lenses
     
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    whats the price diff between the two?
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    canon 10-22 ftw
     
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    It's on my wishlist.
     
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    I have the Sigma 10-20 and it's one of my favorite lenses. The build quality is pretty decent and mine's sharp.
     
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    2mm makes a big difference
     
  16. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    tokina hands down..
     
  17. oliver

    oliver New Member

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    I went over to b&h today and made the purchase :noes:

    It's an awesome lens, feels so goddamn solid compared to the sigma and the canon. :coold: 480$ with the hood after tax...560$ with a thin UV filter.
     
  18. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    Have 12-24 Tokina F4 for Nikon

    Build quality is amazing. Feels like a truely solid piece. Same build consistency as my D200. Constant F4 is nice. It is IF so barrel never moves.

    I just wish it was a F/2.8

    Can't bring down the DOF as much as I would want. That is my only minor complaint.

    But I only have high remarks for it other than that. I'm going to try to use it as a 24mm F/4 for portraiture next weekend.
     
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    The image quality is excellent in my opinion. Its a fun lens...:coold:
     

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