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Tokina 11-16 or Canon 10-22?

 
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Oct 01, 2008 11:10 |  #1

Just curious on your thoughts. Tokina 11-16 or Canon 10-22?

On a whim I just bought the Canon, primarily because the Tokina was sold out everywhere. Now I'm kind of having second thoughts.

I have owned the Canon before so I know what I'm getting. The Tokina is 2.8, nice, but I will be using a super wide angle for mostly landscapes where its stopped down anyway.

I am hearing the Tokina has better build but the Canon is a Canon will hold its value. (I sold my 10-22 for more than I paid for it)

What would you do?




  
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Oct 01, 2008 11:22 |  #2

I use UWA indoor in museum, church, etc. The f2.8 on the Tokina is superior in this situation. Assuming you can find it in stock and get a good copy.


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Oct 01, 2008 11:35 |  #3

I traded my 10-22 for the Tokie. Very happy with the decision. Love the constant 2.8. Only thing I miss is the USM/FTM focus, but the IQ makes up for it.


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Oct 01, 2008 11:41 as a reply to  @ TaDa's post |  #4

+1 for tokina 11-16
you can always step back to get wider, but never recover a shot because of too little light.




  
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Oct 01, 2008 11:47 |  #5

You can't always step back to get a wider shot, but if you shoot landscapes you can always stop down ;)


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Oct 01, 2008 11:49 |  #6

Another vote for the Tokina 11-16, I sold my Sigma 10-20 which was a fair bit softer and of course did not have the constant f2.8 :)


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Oct 01, 2008 12:29 |  #7

I'd vote for the Tokina as well. The shorter range and loss off USM is worth the better build quality, constant f/2.8, and sharpness imo.


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Oct 01, 2008 12:38 |  #8

I got the 10-22 b/c of an awesome deal at Samy's camera....

It's a wonderful lens. I've never used the Tokina, but I can see where the constant 2.8 could help. But overall the 10-22 is solid and has produced many great images for me.


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Oct 01, 2008 12:43 as a reply to  @ lonelyjew's post |  #9

I'd vote for the Tokina as well. The shorter range and loss off [Sic] USM is worth the better build quality, constant f/2.8, and sharpness.

So would I, and I intend to purchase it very soon. It's also cheaper than the Canon, which I appreciate! Availability is not an issue here.




  
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Oct 01, 2008 12:51 |  #10

Ade H wrote in post #6417001 (external link)
Availability is not an issue here.

Depends on how much you wanna pay! Have you seen it anywhere for <£400 and in stock. If so let me know please......




  
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Oct 01, 2008 13:06 |  #11

You can't be looking very far. :lol:

Onestop Digital (external link) £346 delivered, with tax/duty rebate service.

In the interests of balance, here's a link to the Canon 10-22 (external link) as well. That's under £400.




  
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Oct 01, 2008 13:18 |  #12

Ade H wrote in post #6417143 (external link)
You can't be looking very far. :lol:

Onestop Digital (external link) £346 delivered, with tax/duty rebate service.

In the interests of balance, here's a link to the Canon 10-22 (external link) as well. That's under £400.

I want UK stock.....




  
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Oct 01, 2008 13:21 |  #13

10-22 i love mine got a nice sharp copy




  
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Oct 01, 2008 13:30 as a reply to  @ Trollboy's post |  #14

I want UK stock.....

That's a bit unnecessary, really, and you're asking the impossible if you want U.K. stock at that kind of price. I could sort of understand your stance if this was the Sigma 50 or 30 that we were discussing ;) but you won't get any hassle or lose out by importing a good quality bit of kit from that supplier. Onestop has a deservedly good rep.




  
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Oct 01, 2008 13:32 |  #15

Ade H wrote in post #6417285 (external link)
That's a bit unnecessary, really, and you're asking the impossible if you want U.K. stock at that kind of price. I could sort of understand your stance if this was the Sigma 50 or 30 that we were discussing ;) but you won't get any hassle or lose out by importing a good quality bit of kit from that supplier. Onestop has a deservedly good rep.

Maybe but if I do get a rubbish copy I still have to send it back to HK......




  
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