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Canon 10-22mm or Tokina 11-16mm?

 
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Jul 06, 2011 05:05 |  #1

I'm having a hard time deciding which lens to choose:


- Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

or..

- Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX (Canon)


I know the Canon has a bigger zoom-range, but i intend to buy this only to use for wide-angle shoots.
The f/2.8 of the Tokina is whats attracting me most in comparisation with the Canon, but can anyone tell
me something about the lenses, build quality, optical quality, sharpness, and more..?
Also, which of both would you buy?

I'll mount this lens on my crop sensor EOS 7D.


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Jul 06, 2011 05:38 |  #2

I checked out both in a local store. The Tokina's build was built solid, like an L lens. The Canon's build seemrd cheap in comparison. I took photos with each and the IQ was very similar with the slight edge to the Tokina. The Tokina also had 2.8 and for some unexplainable reason, the Tokina was less epensive than the Canon. I bought the Tokina. I wish all my decisions were this easy.

If you really need a range that goes to 22mm, then the Canon will do fine, but that lens is way overpriced. For that cost, Canon should give you a better build and 2.8.




  
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Jul 06, 2011 06:15 as a reply to  @ nightcat's post |  #3

I own the Tokina and use it with a 7d. I bought the Tokina because of the crop factor on the 7d and for the money it's a very fast lens.

I think the Canon, for what you get is overpriced.

Get the Tokina, you won't be disappointed.

Don't forget Tokina is a spin-off of Nikon.

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Jul 06, 2011 06:26 |  #4

kbar7285 wrote in post #12712083 (external link)
I own the Tokina and use it with a 7d. I bought the Tokina because of the crop factor on the 7d and for the money it's a very fast lens.

I think the Canon, for what you get is overpriced.

Get the Tokina, you won't be disappointed.

Don't forget Tokina is a spin-off of Nikon.

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Jul 06, 2011 07:08 |  #5

Thnx, so it be.. a Tokina :)


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Jul 06, 2011 07:26 |  #6

I thought that Tokina was linked to Pentax, and they jointly designed the 12-24f4. It seems that Hoya just sold Pentax to Ricoh, but this is very recent.
I got the Tokina 12-24 because I wanted the wide to almost normal view, but if you want wide and f2.8, you will get that with the Tokina 11-16.
The f2.8 would be helpful with some indoor shots. Outside, f4 or f5.6 are fine. The Canon is slightly wider than the Tokina, but the Tokina is much faster.
Unless you are talking about an L, I doubt that "build quality" matters much for most amateur use. I can't imagine that I will use any of my lenses enough to wear them out. They all seem to break if you drop them. My major concern is whether a lens has a metal mount, but even the plastic mounts on some lighter lenses seem to do fine.




  
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Jul 06, 2011 07:30 as a reply to  @ w00tabulous!'s post |  #7

I love my Tokina too. But don't let the pro-Tokina posts make you under-estimate the optical quality of the 10-22. A lot of people say it is one of Canon's best EF-S lenses for image quality. It also is better at resisting flare. Very few people regret buying a 10-22. You can tell if you search for this topic.

It comes down to whether you need the wider range. I decided I didn't need it, so Tokina it was.


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Jul 06, 2011 07:33 |  #8

Between the two, I'd go for the Tokina. I found mine to be sharper than my Canon and I benefited from the 2.8. However, if you shoot outdoors a lot, you may benefit from the Canon since it is much more flare resistant.


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Jul 06, 2011 07:43 |  #9

Canon has better range, wider and longer, better flare resistant, and lighter.

But I won't swap my Tokina with, I love it :D just took it to a trip to Quebec. Here are some pics.

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Jul 06, 2011 09:27 |  #10

Those 'r awesome! In september i'm going to be 1 month in Canada too (west). I'm planning on buying the lens there :)


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Jul 06, 2011 09:50 |  #11

Why rule out the sigma 10-20mm? It has similar performance as the canon but almost half the price tag!


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Jul 06, 2011 09:52 |  #12

Canon 10-22 by default. The Tokina 11-16 is never in stock. :)


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Jul 06, 2011 10:09 |  #13

I tried a couple of different copies of the Tokina and discovered that I just don't like their AF/MF clutch system. Nothing wrong with the glass, itself, but I didn't like the handling; wound up going with the 10-22 instead, because of that, the fact that the Canon controls flair better than the Tokina, and I have no need for a large aperture on a wide angle lens...it's usually stopped down to f/8 or lower, anyway for landscape shots, etc anyway.


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Jul 06, 2011 10:22 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #14

the tokina costs less, it must be better plus "tokina" rhymes easily while "canon" doesn't. easy choice in favor of the tokina.




  
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Jul 06, 2011 10:23 |  #15

thestone11 wrote in post #12712763 (external link)
Why rule out the sigma 10-20mm? It has similar performance as the canon but almost half the price tag!

How good is this in comparisation? I have not thought about the Sigma.

@ Rayman102: I also noticed :(

@ Snydremark: That's all true. I'll keep that in mind :)


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