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Apr 05, 2008 14:49 as a reply to  @ post 5266181 |  #16

I bought the Canon 10-22 and lived to *almost* regret it. I found it was sharp stopped down, but a bit soft wide open. It came with no lens hood. Once you add up the lens plus hood, it's over $700.

I bought the Tokina 12-24. It is sharper than the Canon wide open and equal to the Canon stopped down. Comes with a hood for $500. It is constant f/4 where the Canon is f/5.6 at the long end.

The 10-12 mm range of the Canon is still great to have, but for me the higher build quality, constant f/4 and increased sharpness wide open and cash in my pocket make the Tokina a better choice for me than the Canon.


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Apr 05, 2008 15:24 |  #17

ok, after reading some reviews, i found that the tokina 12-24 is chosen many times over the 10-22.

so the sigma and tokina is compatible with EF mount, unlike the Canon? do they cover Full frame or just being about to mount and give the maximum wide angle like what on the crop body?

still thinking :D the canon holds its price quite good


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Apr 05, 2008 15:34 |  #18

patrick835 wrote in post #5266362 (external link)
ok, after reading some reviews, i found that the tokina 12-24 is chosen many times over the 10-22.

so the sigma and tokina is compatible with EF mount, unlike the Canon? do they cover Full frame or just being about to mount and give the maximum wide angle like what on the crop body?

still thinking :D the canon holds its price quite good

The Sigma 12-24 is FF compatible, the Tokina is not.


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Apr 05, 2008 16:06 |  #19

JeffreyG wrote in post #5266412 (external link)
The Sigma 12-24 is FF compatible, the Tokina is not.

Just to clarify, the Tokina will physically mount to any digital body and you can use it, just not at 12mm without vignetting. The Canon EFS 10-22 is totally FF incompatible (without serious surgery).




  
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Apr 05, 2008 16:21 |  #20

i love my tokina 12-24mm


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Apr 05, 2008 16:25 |  #21

Threaten your brother and get it back!


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Apr 05, 2008 16:27 |  #22

has anyone tried out all of them? 10-20, 10-22, 12-24 :D

can't wait to get one, but don't know which one yet :D

@zeva: he's in hawaii now :p


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Apr 05, 2008 16:29 |  #23

I've tried the 10-22, own the 17-40 an tried the Sigma 12-24 in the store. Any lens I've tried with a 10 didn't impress me.

If I switched to a 1/3 crop I'd pick up a sigma 12-24 in a heartbeat.


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Apr 05, 2008 16:30 |  #24

im talking about the tokina 12-24 :( not the sigma 12-24
personally, i don't like the shape of any sigma lens :( i don't know why, just don't like it...


1D mk II + sigma 10-22 + 100f/2.8 + 70-200/f4L + f/2.8L IS II+ tamron AF 2x + 430EX II
[COLOR=darkgreen] 2x Canon 30D + 2x BG-E2N + 18-55 kit + 50mm f/1.8 II + 85 f/1.8 + 100mm Macro + 70-200f/4L + 17-40f/4L + 430EX + 580 EX II + RRS L plate + Markin Q3 + Gitzo G2220
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Apr 05, 2008 16:37 |  #25

I know. I'm taking about the Sigma 12-24. Looks aside they are a better lens, plus have a far better warranty and service program.

My sigma lens here in Canada still has 5 years of warranty left on it...nothing extra to buy. Standard. That is confidence in your product.


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Apr 05, 2008 16:42 |  #26

I had a 10-22, and I thought it was an excellent performer on 1.6X.

If I had a 1.3X body I would use the Sigma 12-24.

On FF I think the 17-40 is a good value and a good performer.


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Apr 05, 2008 16:46 |  #27

yes, i will buy it again when i switch to FF. now with my 30D, still have to figure out which one to use :)

in conclusion, the sigma or tokina 12-24 beats the other 10-20/10-22? if it's true i will definitely go with the tokina :D and where to get it? pleasse :p you guys are so helpful


1D mk II + sigma 10-22 + 100f/2.8 + 70-200/f4L + f/2.8L IS II+ tamron AF 2x + 430EX II
[COLOR=darkgreen] 2x Canon 30D + 2x BG-E2N + 18-55 kit + 50mm f/1.8 II + 85 f/1.8 + 100mm Macro + 70-200f/4L + 17-40f/4L + 430EX + 580 EX II + RRS L plate + Markin Q3 + Gitzo G2220
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Apr 05, 2008 16:52 |  #28

Tokina 12-24 ftw.


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Apr 05, 2008 17:01 |  #29

hehe, need some more encourage to go with the tokina :D

i guess i'll get it to use on my 30D, and then sell it to get the 17-40 when i go up to FF... that day is not so far, the day new 5D comes out :p


1D mk II + sigma 10-22 + 100f/2.8 + 70-200/f4L + f/2.8L IS II+ tamron AF 2x + 430EX II
[COLOR=darkgreen] 2x Canon 30D + 2x BG-E2N + 18-55 kit + 50mm f/1.8 II + 85 f/1.8 + 100mm Macro + 70-200f/4L + 17-40f/4L + 430EX + 580 EX II + RRS L plate + Markin Q3 + Gitzo G2220
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Apr 05, 2008 17:06 |  #30

Patrick,

Good luck on choosing an UWA lens! Some of these comments have me considering the Sigma for use on my 1D!

If I were you, and especially if you were to go with the less expensive Sigma or Tokina, I would considering squeezing a bit more money out for the 18-55 IS to replace your kit lens. That is really a valuable fl range for general out-and-about photography. The UWA lenses can sometimes be way too wide if you are doing other than landscape photography. For street photography I'd really want something in the "kit" range. Of course I'm an advocate of the 17-55 IS, but still with a budget I understand that the 18-55 IS is a very good low-priced lens.


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