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UWA-Help Needed Tokina/Canon/Sigma?

 
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Dec 15, 2010 23:19 |  #1

Hi,

I am very very new to digital slr photography (3months). I am slowly finding out the nuances, and am learning about my camera (7D), lenses (135L, ES-F 17-55), and how these couple. Still zilch knowledge on PP. I want to buy a UWA, and here's where I am looking for some help. Although I might move to FF later on, for now I'll first learn crop and so I dont mind buying a crop UWA lens and then later selling that at an appropriate time when I go FF. There are existing threads here that have covered the same topic, and I have shortlisted 3 lenses from those discussions, and then somehow even rejected one of those.
Lenses under consideration are:
Canon 10-22, Tokina 11-16, Sigma 8-16
Purpose: Landscape, weird artistic street and indoor shots, horizons, skylines, architecture
Budget: the 10-22 is the most expensive here, so that'll have to be the upper limit

Sigma: Really liked the reviews, but big bummer is that it cant accept filters. For skylines/horizons/land​scapes that's a handicap--isn't it? It also loses in sharpness to the Tokina. Some ppl also don't swear by Sigma's quality control

Tokina: From the reviews on POTN, seems the best of the 3, I dont really need the 17-22 of the canon as I already have the 17-55. Sharp, fast, robust, 2.8, accepts filters, great IQ, etc. etc. Flares are a minus, but I kinda like them sometimes...However, some people have said that it has issues with the 7D, out of all the APS-C sensors-- have you heard anything regarding this? I had almost decided on this one, but...

Canon: Comparable to the Tokina in IQ, sharpness, takes filters, wider range, worse body, less flares than Tokina...

So, all in all, if there are indeed no issues of the Tokina with the 7D, should I go for it? Although I loved the reviews of the Sigma, it won't give me the skies I want... The canon has no "problems" the other 2 have, but everyone says that if 17-22 is not a consideration, then Tokina is def the better bang for the buck...

Thoughts/comments will be highly appreciated. Thanks!


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Dec 15, 2010 23:41 |  #2

have you thought about the tammy 10-24mm? its the cheapest and ever since they updated it, it performs great!


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Dec 15, 2010 23:41 |  #3

here are some shots from it...

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=671265


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Dec 15, 2010 23:45 |  #4

Do you need 8mm? If so, go Sigma 8-16, if not, go Tokina 11-16.

8mm is crazy stupid nuts wide. I love mine!


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Dec 16, 2010 00:04 |  #5

awesome shots, but then the Tokina 12-24 also comes into the picture, doesn't it? :) I was just trying to go over other people's wisdom and doing some forum research the way only a noob would do... :D


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Dec 16, 2010 00:05 |  #6

Kiwikat wrote in post #11460894 (external link)
Do you need 8mm? If so, go Sigma 8-16, if not, go Tokina 11-16.

8mm is crazy stupid nuts wide. I love mine!

Hey Hey what about my filters and crazy skies?? I know, LOVED the review of this lens, but the fact that it cant accept filters is a let down.... :(


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Dec 16, 2010 00:39 |  #7

Well I'll be honest, there are times I wish I could use ND filters on it, but there are more times when I'd rather have 8mm. It's certainly a tradeoff but you learn to deal with it. The Sigma does have excellent color rendition too, almost as good as my 300 L.


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Dec 16, 2010 10:39 |  #8

Kiwikat wrote in post #11461120 (external link)
Well I'll be honest, there are times I wish I could use ND filters on it, but there are more times when I'd rather have 8mm. It's certainly a tradeoff but you learn to deal with it. The Sigma does have excellent color rendition too, almost as good as my 300 L.

Second on colors, it's very close to Canon L, maybe even a pinch more saturated. I got rid of Tokina 11-16 after getting 8-16.




  
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Dec 16, 2010 10:50 |  #9

I am using Tokina on my 7D,you can't go wrong with it,sharp and built like a tank...


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Dec 16, 2010 11:41 |  #10

you want ultra crazy wide=sigma
you want f2.8 with limited range=tokina
you want good range on an UWA=canon


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Dec 16, 2010 12:51 |  #11

I'd read this

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

and this

http://www.juzaphoto.c​om …-16mm_review_vs_12-24.htm (external link)


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