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Old Feb 12, 2011, 9:34 PM   #11
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How does the Tokina 11-16 compare with the Sigma 8-16 in the common range, other than (of course) being slower?
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 9:24 AM   #12
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How does the Tokina 11-16 compare with the Sigma 8-16 in the common range, other than (of course) being slower?
The Sigma has HSM (a good thing), and also the widest zoom available (another good thing)
However it's not an EX - This is just me as I would rather get their new 12-24 EX for my full frame though...
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 5:49 PM   #13
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I have the 12-24 Sigma and it works well with my 5D. I thought the 8-16 was basically the 12-24 scaled back a bit, and optically perhaps slightly better because it was designed later?
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I have the original 12-24 EX too...

IMO both the new 8-16 and 12-24 will be improved as they now use multiple fluorite elements - Off course with IS in the body I'll gain that on top of my Canon version!
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I have the 12-24 Sigma and it works well with my 5D. I thought the 8-16 was basically the 12-24 scaled back a bit, and optically perhaps slightly better because it was designed later?
it might be but sigma didn't give it the EX designation. so my personal next step is to research what-the-heck sigma really means by that. and whether they have been consistent in applying the extra acronym.
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