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UWA - Tokina 11-16 VS The Sigmas

 
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Jan 20, 2010 09:12 |  #1

First of all, I know there were already plenty of topics discussing these lens, but as I get closer to actually buying them, I get confused about the massive information from all the topics that come out when I do a search.
So... Forgive me.

Now,
I ruled out the canon 10-22, because its just too expensive, considering its aperture as opposed to the tokina (2.8 all the way).
Although I shoot mostly outside (landscapes, and this is what this lens will be primarily used for), I still cant reach a decision - whether I need the 3.5 of the newer sigma, or even the 2.8 of the tokina, and in this case, giving up some of its range. (I also heard somewhere that the tokina has better optics - is that true?)
I am currently using a 450d + 17-55 f/2.8, and I dont consider moving to full frame any time soon.
Please help me with my decision, thanks a lot!


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Jan 20, 2010 10:16 |  #2

I will be purchasing a 11-16 tokina in a few months once i save more money.

I sure do love the range the sigma allows 10-20mm and also the build quality.

But in the end, i choose the tokina just because i know i will do low light indoor shots of churches etc where flash is not allowed (not that i want to use it anyway. Natural lighting ftw!!)

Hope this helps. :)


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Jan 20, 2010 11:47 |  #3

Had the Canon, sold it, missed it, got the Tokina 11-16/2.8. Could not be happier.


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Jan 20, 2010 12:08 |  #4

i had a chance to test out the tokina 11-16... the only thing that I didn't like was that it was a bit soft wide open.




  
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Jan 20, 2010 12:28 |  #5

http://www.juzaphoto.c​om …s_canon_tamron_​tokina.htm (external link)


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Jan 20, 2010 12:47 |  #6

Good link. Not that everyone will agree with the results.


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Jan 20, 2010 13:32 |  #7

gasrocks wrote in post #9433965 (external link)
Good link. Not that everyone will agree with the results.

yeah i can see that...it's the first review i've seen that includes the newer uwa's the tamron, and the sigma


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Jan 20, 2010 14:29 |  #8

You're right about the Canon, way too expensive for that aperture and the build. You need that great Tokina with the L build and the 2.8.




  
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Jan 20, 2010 14:32 |  #9

Some people swear by the Canon, not sure why, it seems way overpriced to me. If you need the aperture the Tokina is your only choice, however the sigmas are pretty good IMO.


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Jan 21, 2010 07:17 |  #10

Im thinking about buying the 3.5-5.6 sigma.
The canon is overpriced,
the tokina has a limited range (and I dont need 2.8)
so... sigmas makes sense.
Now its just a matter of cash, am I willing to spend an extra 190$ just for the 3.5 aperture...


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