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Old Jul 10, 2009, 4:29 AM   #1
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Default searching for an ultra wide lens, any suggestion?

i'm looking for an ultra wide lens for my Nikon D300. currently looking for those solution:
1- Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX
2- Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

which one to choose or any other suggestion would be appreciate it.
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Old Jul 10, 2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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i dont have either of these lenses but ive read really good things about the sigma in magazines and online, so i think ill be getting one in the near future
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Old Jul 10, 2009, 12:48 PM   #3
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Iíve heard good things about the Tokina. If I had the money I would let you know from first hand. I still shoot film just to use my Tokina 17mm ultra-wide.

Lots of people seem to like Sigma. All I can say is I have owned three Tokina lenses and two sigmas. I will not buy a Sigma again But I love my Tokinas.
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 5:10 PM   #4
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thanks guys....but i need help deciding because i found Nikkor 10-24 "i think" and it's much higher in price than the two mentioned before.

any suggestions?
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 8:19 PM   #5
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I have the Nikkor 12-24mm and am very pleased with it. However the Sigma 10-20mm lens has received excellent reviews and costs less. It is all about budget.

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Old Jul 15, 2009, 1:55 PM   #6
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actually the price is not issue "is the price different of the nikon 10-24 justifiable".
or the sigma and tokina is good for its price.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 3:14 PM   #7
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I only have personal experience with the Nikon 12-24mm lens and the Sigma 10-20mm lenses. IMO the Sigma 10-20mm is a very creditable lens. No, it is not quite as good as the Nikon 12-24mm, but that difference is really pretty small.

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My vote is for the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8:
(This lens was in very high-demand and was always on back ordered @ B&H and Adorama)
... and here's why: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tokina/11-16mm.htm







BTW a 1mm difference at the low-end between an 11 and 12mm (or 10mm for that matter) is HUGE - Just mouse over the picture at the end of the provided link!
At the long end it does not matter as you can always walk closer and not a reason why one get a super-wide for...

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Old Jul 15, 2009, 6:17 PM   #9
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Sarah, Thank you for your replay, I tried the sigma in store and it was very wide "my first wide experience" However, i wanna try the nikon and the tokina (even though the Nikon is much more expensive than the others and i'm not sure if the quality of the pics would be worth the $ difference".

NHL, Thank you for the replay. (I notice that you are a tokina dude ) However thank u for the info and the link.... i was aiming at the Tokina at the first place, but i tried the sigma at the store as they didn't have the tokina yet "it should arrive within a couple of days and i'll give it a try.

Thanks again guys
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That is a very impressive photo. I think you have a winner.

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