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Thread started 26 Apr 2007 (Thursday) 17:13
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POLL: "Tokina or Sigma UWA?"
Tokina 12-24mm f/4
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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
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Sigma 10-20mm vs Tokina 12-24mm

 
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Apr 26, 2007 17:13 |  #1

In terms of sharpness, contrast and whatever else makes a lens better than the other (excluding focal length, speed [relating to f/stops, not USM] and weight), which gets your vote?


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Apr 26, 2007 17:16 |  #2

The votes can now begin :).


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Apr 26, 2007 19:00 |  #3

I have the Tokina and it's forsale so I'm biased hahah...

Kidding aside, wide angle is great regardless of which lens but 10mm vs 12mm is a choice only you can make.

I went with the 12mm and I think it's really wide.


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Apr 26, 2007 19:06 |  #4

I would have voted for 'both are equally excellent' but it wasn't a choice. I ended up with the Tokina. I'd probably have been just as happy with the Sigma. Both are sharp, both are well built, and both are excellent lenses. The Sigma is wider, perhaps a smidge sharper, and has HSM. The Tokina is better built (L-class), is longer (don't discount this), has less distortion, and is constant f/4.

Both will do you quite well. I tested both, was very torn, and finally just got the Tokina, and I haven't been disappointed. Had I gotten the Sigma, I'd probably be singing its praises too.

Also, while there is a significant difference between 12mm and 10mm, I have never missed 10mm. I've never said 'I wish I could go wider.' I have said "I wish I could go longer without changing lenses." Honestly, 12mm is plenty wide for 99% of all wide-angle photography (sans fisheye), and this is coming from a wide-angle junkie. Probably 50%-65% of what I shoot is under 30mm.


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Apr 26, 2007 22:04 |  #5

I too had to make that choice, and bought the Tokina because of its built. It's a solid lens, if not a little heavy, quiet enough, and sharp. I also like the auto/manual ring, since I don't have to move my eye from the viewfinder to engage it.


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Apr 26, 2007 22:10 |  #6

i used to have the Toki. its an excellent piece of glass for the 1.6 crop cameras. the only reason i sold it was because i moved up to the 5D. although it fits the 5D, it severely vignetted from 12-20mm.




  
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Apr 26, 2007 22:24 |  #7

Sigma FTW can't wait till it gets here...


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Apr 27, 2007 10:24 |  #8

I voted Tokina, and i have not tried the Sigma. That tells you something about a photographer who is perfectly happy with his lens, but nothing about how it compares to the Sigma... :p


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Apr 27, 2007 16:47 |  #9

The votes are about even so far...

The Sigma comes with a pouch and hood which is nice.
The Tokina is constant F4 which is great as well.

Which lens will work on a FF body with barely any vignetting?


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Apr 27, 2007 16:50 |  #10

Tokina also comes with hood, no pouch though.

They both will vignette on FF until around 20mm or so. I know that the Tokina will vignette on the 1Dmk2 until 16-17mm.


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Apr 27, 2007 16:51 |  #11

Ooh both come with hoods, that is unexpected and very good news :).

Now the choice is harder! Ahhh!


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Apr 27, 2007 16:53 |  #12

At the ultra wide level, even 2mm makes a BIG difference. i voted sigma. If i needed one of these, this would probably be the one. It is an EX lens, sigma's equivalent of L 'pro' quality - and a great price too.

Tokies and Tammies have never really turned me on. but since i threw caution to the wind and bought the sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX - I've developed a soft spot for the marque.


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Apr 27, 2007 17:19 |  #13

i use the siggie and love it..never tried the tokie but i hear its great also...as is the canon!


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Apr 27, 2007 17:33 |  #14

my vote goes to tokina


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Apr 27, 2007 18:19 |  #15

i'll vote for my sigma. i've never shot w/the tokina.


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