agphotography wrote in post #16383115
Have any of you folks switched to the Tokina from the 16-35L II? I'm all for saving money, but I don't necessarily want to buy a lens only to replace it later.
I'm basically at a crossroads. There are compelling reasons to go in either direction.
I have one question, I know the zoom direction is opposite of Canon's lenses (which is fine because I don't have any zoom lenses) but is the manual focusing direction also opposite? That could be slightly annoying.
MF is same direction as canon, zoom is typical tokina/nikon style.
As for what to buy, it's hard for me too, especially harder since I now want to try long exp photog and using it for video (on my sony vid camera, the 6 stops of internal ND is still too little).
Tokina sharper, less artefacts but more flare, cannot accept filters, cheaper. Canon opposite way around.