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Oct 02, 2011 16:52 |  #31

I had a 7D and a Tokina 11-16 and Sigma 8-16 at the same time. Loved them both.


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Oct 02, 2011 17:17 |  #32

Surprised of so few mentions of the Tokina 11-16. The Tokina may have a problem with the lens flare, but I've found that it's an excellent lens: overall sharper (especially in the corners), a bit better contrast, better build/handling, and nearly $200 cheaper (retail).


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Oct 02, 2011 18:14 |  #33

Solix wrote in post #13195841 (external link)
Surprised of so few mentions of the Tokina 11-16. The Tokina may have a problem with the lens flare, but I've found that it's an excellent lens: overall sharper (especially in the corners), a bit better contrast, better build/handling, and nearly $200 cheaper (retail).

I was wondering about the Tokina, too. But, thought the 11-16 (5mm) a little too limiting.

That was why I thought about the Tokina 12-24 - constant aperture (f4), good build, comes with a hood and, with the hood, well under half the price of the Canon 10-22. Just not sure about the angle of view being 10mm vs 12mm on the wide end.

Also, doesn't the version II have much better flare control?




  
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Oct 02, 2011 18:17 as a reply to  @ post 13194508 |  #34

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Oct 02, 2011 18:33 |  #35

Either Canon 10-22 or the Tokina 11-16. If I had to choose, the Canon wins for me.


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Oct 02, 2011 18:44 |  #36

TS-E 17mm f/4L. No autofocus and poor low-light capability though. Other than that, it doesn't afraid of anything :cool:

And YES, I DO use one on a T1i. The only problem is it's a bit finicky - the 24mm version is $300 less and doesn't have a big curved front.

But when you figure out how to use the tilt and shift, you'll be far ahead of the competition.




  
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Oct 02, 2011 18:51 |  #37

I had picked the Tokina 11-16 over the other UWAs for a crop body. It's a superb lens... very well built. I'd say the next to best is Canon 10-22. The reason for that is the aperture... Tokina works wonderfully well at night.


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Oct 02, 2011 19:18 as a reply to  @ Nathan's post |  #38

I would avoid a POL filter on a lens this wide. The results might be spotty because of the uneven banding. You could get okay results with some practice, but with the cost of such a big filter (even a cheap one) it isn't really worth it. I made that mistake. Try the ND filters.


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