A&P tokina 12-24 vs. nikon 12-24

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  1. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    i'm going to mackinac island in a few weeks, and then in august going to montana for 6 days. i really want a wide angle lens for my d70 so this is what it has come to.

    anyone have experiance with both? i've heard from several sources that tokina is on par with the nikon. just wondering what everyone has to say.


     
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    That is what I am hearing as well.

    Just get it, save your money.
     
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    i think i'm going to. i didn't know the threading size is 77mm:eek4:
     
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    Well it IS a wide angle.
     
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    I bought the tokina over the nikon because of price and well...the price. the corners at 12mm do show a little darkness (is that called bokeh?) but its nothing that can't be fixed. I don't think the nikon has this as bad as the tokina.

    this is my favorite lens which I use more often than not.
     
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    man everywhere is out of stock. i bought one tonight. hopefully it comes before i leave

    darkness= vignetting
     
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    ah yes, vignetting.

    is this for nikon or canon mount? The shop near me has 2 for canon for around $520-550
     
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    Anyone have experience with Sigma 10-20? I don't know how much that extra 2mm will help, but I was thinking about that vs EveryOneGoOutAndGetIt Tokina 12-24.
     
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    need it for nikon. i got it for 499 shipped
     
  10. hsubaru

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    I've played with the Nikkor, and I own the Tokina.

    Taken with the Nikkor:
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    Taken with the Tokina:
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    Both taken at 12mm f/8 on a Nikon D200. It'd be hardpressed to pick one over the other based on image quality, as both are sharp. For the price, the Tokina can't be beat. The Nikkor is built a bit better (not to knock the Tokina, I LOVE the rubber focus and zoom rings), but for $1000, it better be.

    Unless you're really a Nikkor freak (which I usually am), there's no reason not to get the Tokina.
     
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    the only difference I found in the nikon was it does a better job of reducing rounding on the corners at 12-14mm. but the tokina does a great job either way.
     

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